Runoff election for Coushatta tribal chairman today

Special to American Press

ELTON — The Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana will hold a runoff election today, June 3, to choose a tribal chairman.

The election is between incumbent Chairman Lovelin Poncho and Vice Chairman David Sickey.

Polls will be open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. in the Coushatta Multipurpose Building, at 1976 C.C. Bel Road. 

Voting is open to all registered voting members of the tribe.

Jonathan Cernek and Loretta Williams were elected to the Tribal Council in a May 27 election to fill two of five seats on the council. This is Cernek’s second term and Williams’ first.

Inaugural ceremonies for the newly elected officials will be Wednesday, June 7, in the multipurpose building.

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