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May 15, 2014

Margo Gray and Amanda Proctor fined $500 for filing campaign reporting statements late

As the finish line approaches in the 2014 Osage Nation General Election, the four remaining chief candidates have turned in their second campaign contribution reports to show their expenses, donations and personal money spent.

May 5, 2014

The 2014 Osage Nation General Election is June 2

Let’s build a stronger Nation. As a former legislator and business leader, I’m a good communicator who understands the value of listening. Yet, not only do I listen, but I’m equipped with the strategic skills and experience to turn words into actions and thoughts into plans, understanding evaluation and follow-through are critical components of any legislation.

May 1, 2014

The Osage News will host a candidate debate for general election candidates May 3-4

April 30, 2014

The election for the Third Osage Minerals Council is June 2

My name is Cheryl Potts, and I am asking for your consideration of this information for a seat on the 2014 Minerals Council.

April 29, 2014

The Osage News is hosting a debate for general election candidates May 3-4

I am Beverly Rose Wamego Brownfield from the Grayhorse District of the Wazhazhe. I am proud to announce my candidacy for the 2014 Osage Nation Congress. My grandparents were Amos Osage and Eliza Buffalo Osage Bigheart. My parents were Mary Osage Green and Lewis A. Wamego. I am of the Governor Joe Band of PahSueLee and Eagle Clan.

April 28, 2014

The Osage News will host debates for the congressional candidates May 3-4

I am honored and humbled to announce my candidacy for the Fourth Osage Nation Congress.  My passion to serve the Osage people has prompted me to run this year.

My vision for the future of our people strives to protect our sovereignty, preserve our culture, ensure the educational success of future generations, support suffering families in crisis, promote job creation within the reservation, prioritize programs for our elders and Veterans, and support increased healthcare benefits.

April 24, 2014

The Osage News will have a debate for general election candidates May 3-4

April 23, 2014

The Osage News will host debates for the Minerals Council candidates April 26

Dear Osage shareholder, I am honored to announce my candidacy for the third Osage Minerals council. It has been an honor and privilege to serve as your councilman for the last four 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 participate each June along with my family in our In-Lo-Sha-ka dances.

April 22, 2014

The Osage News is hosting a debate for general election candidates May 3-4

My name is Richard (Rick) Luttrell, Jr., and I am announcing my candidacy for Congress.  I am the son of Richard and Carm Luttrell and the grandson of original allotee #60, Nettie White Luttrell. I am from the Hominy District and a member of the Sun Carrier clan. 

April 21, 2014

The Osage News will host a candidate debate May 3-4 for the general election candidates

If you elect me as your Congress person I will be a committed public servant to Osage Constituents. For 10 years, I have dedicated my career to making life better for all Osages. My love for service began at an early age with lessons learned from my parents, Vann and Mary Bighorse. Their example led me to know without a doubt that serving others is the highest calling.

April 17, 2014

The Osage News will host a candidate debate for 2014 General Election candidates May 3-4

Dear Osage Voter, I am James Norris a Vietnam veteran with over 28 years of experience in healthcare management.  It gives me great pleasure to announce my candidacy for the Osage Nation Congress.  It has been my desire since retirement from government and active duty to become involved in our new Osage government and to represent and serve the Osage people.

April 15, 2014

The Osage News is having a debate for all general election candidates May 3-4

I am Anthony Whitehorn (Ki-he-ka-nah-she) and am honored to announce my candidacy, for Osage Nation Congress. This decision was not made lightly. I sought the advise of many Osages to help my family and I make this important leadership decision.

April 7, 2014

ON election candidates required to report their campaign contributions and expenses before and after Election Day; $500 fines imposed on those who miss deadline

Three candidates were fined for missing the second deadline to turn in their campaign contribution reports.

Principal Chief candidates Margo Gray and Tom Boone, and Assistant Principal Chief candidate Amanda Proctor, failed to meet the Mar. 25 deadline set by the ON Election Office. All three were fined $500 and according to Election Supervisor Alexis Rencountre, Gray has paid her fine. Boone and Proctor have until May 28, according to the election code.

All three candidates later turned in their reports.

March 27, 2014

The Osage News will host a candidate debate for the general election candidates May 3-4

March 20, 2014

Deadline to file for office is March 31 in both races

As of March 20, six Osages have filed for candidacy in the Congressional race and two have filed to run for the Osage Minerals Council.

The filing period for the Fourth Osage Nation Congress started March 14 and will end on March 31. The filing period also ends on March 31 for Osage shareholders interested in running for the OMC.

March 19, 2014

Candidates have until 4:30 p.m. March 19 to request a recount

The 2014 Osage Nation Primary Election results have been certified with two Osage congressmen leading the way.

The Osage Nation Election Board unanimously certified the results on March 14 at their regularly scheduled meeting. If any candidate wishes to challenge the results of the election they have until 4:30 p.m. March 19 to ask for a recount.

March 10, 2014

Voting will be held at the Wah-Zha-Zhi Cultural Center from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Results will be announced in front of Osage Congressional Chambers

Today is Election Day for the eight principal chief and assistant principal chief candidates vying for a spot in the Osage Nation General Election June 2.

On the ballot for the Nation’s first Primary Election are Tom Boone, Margo Gray and Geoffrey Standing Bear for principal chief. For assistant principal chief are Randolph Crawford, James “Osage” Dailey, Terry Mason Moore, Amanda Proctor and Raymond Red Corn. 

March 10, 2014

Standing Bear and Gray win most votes in Principal Chief's race; Red Corn and Proctor win most votes in Assistant Principal Chief's race; The four candidates names will appear on the June 2 general election ballot

One hour after the polling place closed, the Osage Nation Election Office announced the results of the 2014 primary election for the Executive Branch’s top two offices.

The top two vote recipients in each respective race will advance to the June 2 general election for the voters’ consideration.

In complete but unofficial results, Principal Chief candidates Geoffrey Standing Bear and Margo Gray won the most votes in that race. Standing Bear received 1,080 votes or 60.47 percent. Gray received 359 votes or 20.10 percent.

March 10, 2014

Absentee ballots collected, being counted; Over 200 voted during early voting hours on March 7-8

Morning turnout during the Osage Nation’s first ever primary election totaled 140 by the lunch hour, according to election worker staff at the Wahzhazhi Cultural Center.

The polling place remains open until 8 p.m. for Osages to vote in the primary election with three Principal Chief and five Assistant Principal Chief candidates listed on the ballot.

March 6, 2014

ON election candidates required to report their campaign contributions and expenses before and after Election Day; $500 fines imposed on those who miss deadline

Two candidates running for Osage Nation Assistant Principal Chief missed the deadline for submitting their campaign contribution report statements and each paid a $500 fine to remain in good standing as a candidate with the ON Election Office.

Randolph Crawford and Amanda Proctor received fines from the Election Board on Feb. 25 when the board reviewed the submitted statements from the candidates. After reviewing the statements, the board voted 3-0 to fine Proctor and Crawford.

February 27, 2014

Early voting will take place at the ON Election Office; Election Day voting will take place at the Wah-Zha-Zhi Cultural Center

The Osage Nation will reach another milestone in March with its first primary election held on March 10 with eight Osages on the ballot vying for the offices of Principal Chief and Assistant Principal Chief.

Principal Chief candidates Tom Boone, Margo Gray and Geoffrey Standing Bear’s names will appear on the March 10 primary election ballot and the two candidates who earn the highest number of votes will appear on the June 2 general election ballot.

February 25, 2014

Community members accuse Geoffrey Standing Bear of not hearing their needs for a grocery store

Mary Jo Webb, Grayhorse elder and a founder of the 2006 Osage Constitution, is not supporting Geoffrey Standing Bear for chief.

She is supporting Margo Gray, but not for accusations made in a recent letter distributed by Gray’s supporters. The letter, written by Dr. Joe Conner of Fairfax, accuses Standing Bear of breaking promises to the Grayhorse community by failing to hear or consider a proposal brought forth by community members to the Third Osage Nation Congress for a community grocery store.

February 24, 2014

Shaw is running for the Fourth Osage Nation Congress

Osage News columnist Dr. Ron Shaw has resigned his post with the paper due to his decision to run for the Fourth Osage Nation Congress. Per Osage News policy and Shaw’s contract, no columnist for the Osage News can use his or her position with the News as political gain.

February 19, 2014

Osage Nation will hold March 10 primary and June 2 general elections this year