Six of the eight seats up for election changed, voter turnout lower than 2016 election
Warm Springs, OR — April 5, 2019
The membership of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs has elected members of the 28th Tribal Council on April 4, 2019. The Election Board presented the official results to the Tribal Council this morning which were certified Resolution 12,584. The term of office for the newly elected council is 2019-2022.
The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs is comprised of three districts with a total tribal membership of 5,321. There were 3,469 eligible voters for the April 4th election and 1,196 individuals cast a vote. Overall voter turnout was slightly above 34%. The turnout rate during the 2016 Tribal Council election was 37%.
Two incumbents were re-elected including Simnasho Councilman Raymond Tsumpti, who will enter his 8th term on the Tribal Council. Seekseequa District councilwoman Brigette McConville will return for her second term. The remaining three seats on the Tribal Council are represented by a Chief from each District who serve for life.
The 28th Tribal Council members include:
• Raymond Tsumpti Sr.
• Raymond Moody
• Lincoln Jay Suppah
• Delvis Heath – Warm Springs Chief
• Lola Sohappy
• Anita Jackson
• Glendon Smith
• Alfred Smith Sr. – Wasco Chief
• Brigette McConville
• Wilson Wewa, Jr.
• Joseph Moses – Paiute Chief
The newly elected Tribal Council will be sworn in on Monday, May 6, 2019 at the Tribal Administration Building in Warm Springs. This schedule is preliminary, allowing for any election objections in accordance with Tribal Law. As stated in the Elections Ordinance, Warm Springs Tribal Code, Section 20.16 (Objections): Within three days after the posting of the results, any person objecting to the procedures or practices involved in the elections shall file a written statement of such objection with the Superintendent. The deadline for filing of objections with the Superintendent is Monday, April 8, 2019.