Monday, November 2, 2009

Flash: Mashantucket Pequots Elect New Chairman

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The Mashantucket Pequot Tribe installed treasurer Rodney Butler as their chairman yesterday as well as electing two new tribal councilors: Crystal M. Whipple and Steven Thomas.

It was reported that Butler, who attended Montville High School and studied finance at the University of Connecticut, was elected chairman over two other contenders for the post, Whipple and Marjorie Colebut-Jackson.

The Mashantucket Tribal membership elects the tribal council officers which is different from the Mohegan Tribe where its officers are selected by the nine tribal councilors.

The three will serve three-year terms on the seven-member tribal council, beginning January 1st.