Siletz Tribe Elects Tribal Council Members

Council, Marriage

Story by the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians

Alfred (Bud) Lane III, Delores Pigsley and Lillie Butler were re-elected to the Tribal Council of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians in elections held on February 6th.

Lane, from Siletz, Ore., was re-elected with 418 votes; Pigsley, from Keizer, Ore., was re-elected with 371 votes; and Butler, also from Siletz, was re-elected with 261 votes. Eight candidates ran for the three open positions and the three who received the most votes were elected.

These individuals will serve with Loraine Butler of Siletz, Gloria Ingle of Lincoln City, Ore., and Robert Kentta of Logsden, Ore., whose terms expire in 2017; and with Reggie Butler Sr. and Sharon Edenfield of Siletz and David Hatch of Portland, Ore., whose terms expire in 2018. Term of office is three years for each position on the nine-member council.

Seven hundred seven (707) ballots were returned and accepted. Enrolled members of the Siletz Tribe who are age 18 or older are eligible to vote in Tribal elections. The Tribe has more than 5,000 enrolled members.

The swearing-in ceremony for the newly elected council members took place on Sunday February 7th at 11 a.m. at the Tribal administration building in Siletz. Officers, elected on an annual basis, were also chosen at that time.