On Sunday, February 9th, four incumbent Tribal Council members were re-elected to their posts for a one-year term, with 513 Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal citizens turning out to vote on a day when temperatures dipped below freezing.
“I am proud of our Tribal members for turning out in such numbers to exercise their right to vote and affirm the sovereignty of our nation,” said Mashpee Wampanoag Chairman Cedric Cromwell. “I thank all those who ran for office, congratulate the winners and welcome them back to the Council. We will work together to move our Tribe forward toward economic independence and tribal self-determination, as well as to provide Tribal members with the best in education, jobs, housing, health care, elder services, youth services and more.”
Voter turnout set a record for a non-officer election. Each Council Member elected will serve a one-year term beginning immediately. The election was held to fill four Council seats.
ELECTION RESULTS – February 9, 2014
Marcy Hendricks – 127
Winona Pocknett – 200
Aaron Tobey Jr – 199
Winnie Johnson Graham (i) – 213
Yvonne Avant (i) – 215
Robyn Tobey Stamps – 197
Laverne Jackson – 155
Cheryl Frye-Cromwell (i) – 225
Carlton Hendricks Jr. (i) – 246
Write-In Votes – 12