Monday, November 3, 2008

Mashantuckets Elect Sebastian, Jackson To Tribal Council: Reels Not Re-elected

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James Jackson and Richard Sebastian were elected to 3-year terms on the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation's Tribal Council.

In a second stage of the election, tribal members then voted for Richard Sebastian to be the Tribal Council vice-chairman, replacing Kenny Reels. Tribal members vote for the officers of their Tribal Council as opposed to the Mohegans, where the Tribal Councilors vote amongst themselves for the officer positions.

According to reports, about 56% of the Tribe's 481 eligible voters took part in the election.

The Mashantucket Pequot Nation's Tribal Council is comprised of seven members. The other councilors, not including Jackson and Richard Sebastian are: Michael Thomas (chairman), Charlene Jones (secretary), Rodney Butler (treasurer), Marjorie Colbut-Jackson and Maureen Sebastian.