Nine candidates have filed for the Osage Nation’s first Primary Election, set for March 10.
The four Osages running for Principal Chief are Osage Congressman Geoffrey Standing Bear, Margo Gray, Principal Chief John Red Eagle and Tom Boone.
The five candidates for Assistant Principal Chief are Osage Congressman Raymond Red Corn, Jimmy “Osage” Dailey, Amanda Proctor, Terry Mason Moore and Randolph Crawford.
The top two winners of each race will advance to the Osage Nation General Election on June 2.
The Osage News will be profiling all nine candidates and fact checking their campaign material. The Osage News will also be hosting a debate for the Primary Election candidates on Feb. 1 at the Hominy Co-Op building and will be live-streaming the debate. Tribal members are urged to send in their questions, along with their names, city and state they live in, to be asked to the candidates. The League of Women Voters of Tulsa will be hosting the debates.
Tribal members can send their questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important Upcoming Dates
Jan. 29 - Absentee ballot mailing begins
Feb. 1 – Osage News Political Debates for Primary Election Candidates
Feb. 10 – Deadline to request an absentee ballot.
March 7 – Early Voting, polls open 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
March 8 – Early Voting, polls open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
March 10 – Election Day, polls open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
March 14-31 – Filing dates for members of Congress, six positions available
April 23 – Absentee ballot mailing begins
April 26 – Osage News Political Debates for OMC Candidates
May 3-4 – Osage News Political Debates for General Election Candidates
May 5 – Deadline to request an absentee ballot
May 30 – Early Voting, polls open 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
May 31 – Early Voting, polls open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
June 2 – Election Day, polls open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The Osage Election Office is located at 608 Kihekah in downtown Pawhuska. For more information on the upcoming elections contact the election office at (918) 287-5289.
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