Its election time in the beautiful White Mountains. The Apache people have a number of candidates from the offices of Chairman, Vice Chairman and the four District Council seats. Primary elections will be held February 3, 2010. The date for the General Election is set for April 7, 2010.
The candidates for Chairman are Ronnie Lupe, Arnold Beach, Sr., and Rubert Lupe, Sr. The candidates for Vice Chairman are Reno Johnson, Sr., Timothy Hinton, Sr., and Andrew Kinney, Jr. The Tribal Council has five seats up for election. Districts I, II and III have one seat, while District IV has two seats available. The candidates from District I are Evangeline Gatewood, Gregg Henry, Ora Henry, and Burnette Lupe, District II candidates are Jerold Altaha, Crystal DeClay Chee, Gillespie Childs, Jr., Clinton Kessay, Jr., and Vangie Manuel. The candidates for District III are Jennifer Manuel, Kirk Massey, Sr., Rovene Nosie, Sr., and Kino Torino. Running for the two District IV seats are Jackie Altaha, Tonna Altaha, Wayne Colelay, Jr., Cline Griggs, Consoni Hill, Kasey Valasquez, and Justin Williams.
Polling places for the Primary Election on February 3, 2010 will be at Cibecue Cottonwood Gym, Corrizo Community Building, Cedar Creek Community Building School at JFK School, Canyon Day Laundromat, Seven Mile Laundromat, East Fork Community Building, Whiteriver Memorial Hall, McNary Community Building. There will be no polling place in Forestdale. If you live in Forestdale, you will vote in Cedar Creek.
For more information visit the Elections Commission office.
So let your voice be heard with your vote. The People choose the leaders from the People.