By Andrew Yates
Dear Osage shareholder, I am honored to announce my candidacy for reelection to the Osage Minerals council. It has been an honor and privilege to serve as your councilman for the last eight years. I am the great grandson of Henry and Hope Coshehe, my grandparents were John and Josephine Coshehe. My parents were Paul, Sr. and Eva Mae (Coshehe) Yates. I belong to the Sun Clan from the Wa-Xa-Lo-Li district and serve on the dance committee. I participate each June along with my family in our In-Lo-Sha-ka dances.
I graduated from St. Gregory’s college in Shawnee, Oklahoma and also attended the University of Oklahoma. I currently run a small ranching cow/calf operation on original allotted and restricted property south of Pawhuska, Oklahoma near the small community of Nelagoney. I have been married to my wife, Shelly for the last 21 years and we have two young daughters, Annabelle Eva and Josephine Mae, 11 and 13 yrs old. My oldest daughter is Katie Yates Free who graduated from Oklahoma State in Stillwater, Oklahoma with a bachelor in Zoological sciences.
I have over 37 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, and for the last 34 years I have worked for the Osage Nation Department of Natural Resources.
I serve on the Evergreen Rural water district #18 as a board member and was appointed to the Osage Nation Water Task force; I am a member of the SOER (Sustaining Oklahoma Energy Resources a state agency with Oklahoma Energy Resources Board) appointed by my fellow Council to represent the Osage Minerals council and placed on the SOER Advisory/Education council. SOER (formerly the Marginal Well Commission) was developed to protect marginal oil and gas wells that produce less than 10 barrels/day oil and less than 60 mcfd(thousand cubic feet/day) gas. Ninety percent of Osage production falls under this category.
I am seeking your vote to continue striving to handle the challenges that come before the Minerals council, I will continue to protect and develop the Mineral estate for the Osage shareholders’ interests as set forth in the 1906 allotment act as amended.
I remain dedicated to protecting the Environment as well as looking for innovative drilling and production methods to continue developing the minerals estate for today and future generations. If elected, I will continue to represent you the Osage shareholder, please vote for me on June 4th Thank You!
For more information contact
P.O. Box 997
Pawhuska, Ok. 74056