Bryan re-elected

Published 12:03 am Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Voters didn’t want much to change in the most recent Poarch Creek Indians’ Tribal Council election, which was held June 3.

Tribal Chairman Stephanie Bryan was reelected to a new three-year term, and at-large incumbents Arthur Mothershed and Garvis Sells were reelected to new terms on the council.

Bryan tallied 824 total votes — 369 walk ins, 154 absentee and 301 day of votes.

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“It is a privilege to continue serving the Tribe, and I am honored and humbled by the confidence Tribal members have placed in my leadership,” Bryan said. “The Tribal council and I have worked alongside our members and employees to accomplish great things for our communities, and I am excited to see what the future holds. We have a bold vision, and I count it a blessing to be a part of bringing this vision to fruition.”

Mothershed garnered 665 votes, while Sells tallied 447.

“It is always an honor to be selected as a representative of your people,” Mothershed said. “To be chosen to serve a fourth term is indeed humbling. I look forward to working with everyone to make our Tribe even stronger than it is today.”

Sells said he thanks those who supported him during the election.

“I want to thank everyone who supported me for re-election,” he said. “It is an honor to represent my people, and I appreciate the confidence that Tribal members have in my ability to serve them in this position.”