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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.

Candidates Margo Gray, running for principal chief, and Amanda Proctor, running for assistant principal chief, were late turning in their statements resulting in a $500 fine each. The deadline was March 25. This is the second fine for Proctor, who was late in turning in her first campaign reporting statement by two minutes and was fined $500, which she paid. Gray paid her fine on March 28, according to the ON election office. Proctor has yet to pay her second fine but she has until May 28. If she does not pay by that deadline she will be disqualified from the race.

Candidates running for ON elected office are required to submit two statements to the Election Office at least 15 business days prior to the election date and a second statement is due within 15 days after the election, according to the ON election rules. The statements must report all the candidate’s donations from individuals, corporations, LLCs or any business entity whether organized by state, tribal or federal charter. The statements must also report the candidate’s campaign expenditures from the beginning of the campaign up to the statement filing date. 

The candidate fines are part of stricter ON election rule (ONCR 13-04) passed by the Third ON Congress.

According to the second round of campaign contribution reports, the following was donated to the candidates:

Margo Gray

Self Donations: $2,865.74
Individual Donations: $5,917.00
Business Entity Donations: $3,180.27
Anonymous Donations: $40.00

Total Donations: $12,003.01

Top Business Donors of $500 or more:

·      Tiger Natural Gas Inc: $1,000
·      Cedar Chest: $779.27
·      G&H Pipe LLC: $500

Top Individual Donors of $300 or more:

·      Robert Weaver: $1,000
·      Julie O’Keefe: $800
·      Sherri Kinkaid: $400
·      John Red Eagle: $300

Geoffrey Standing Bear

Self Donations: $12,739.50
Individual Donations: $27,880
Business Entity Donations: $1,000
Anonymous Donations: 0

Total Donations: $41,619.50

Top Business Donors of $500 or more:

·      Osage Trading Company: $500
·      Highway 123 Smokeshop, LLC: $500

Top Individual Donors of $300 or more:

·      Joseph & Ann Abbott: $8,680
·      Mark Freeman Jr.: $5,000
·      Sheryl Decker: $3,500
·      Robert Wilson: $1,500
·      Tim Tall Chief: $1,000
·      Johnny Williams: $1,000
·      LeeAnn Ammons: $700
·      William Fletcher: $500
·      Brad Hilton: $500
·      David & Arleen Riggs: $500
·      Donald Bingham: $500
·      Mike McCoy: $500
·      Mary Ricketts: $400
·      Amy Tall Chief: $300

Amanda Proctor

Self Donations: $800
Individual Donations: $2,350
Business Entity Donations: $1,100
Anonymous Donations: 0

Total Donations: $4,250

Top Business Donors of $500 or more:

·      Shield Law Group: $1,100

Top Individual Donors of $300 or more:

·      Joseph Abbott: $500
·      William Fletcher: $500
·      LeeAnn Ammons: $500
·      Stanlee Ann Mattingly: $500

Raymond Red Corn

Self Donations: $5,100
Individual Donations: $8,500
Business Entity Donations: $50
Anonymous Donations: 0

Total Donations: $13,650

Top Individual Donors of $300 or more:

·      Mark Freeman Jr.: $5,000
·      Tim Tall Chief: $1,000
·      Diane Simpkins: $1,000
*     Jesse Pierce: $1,000


By

Shannon Shaw Duty


Original Publish Date: 2014-05-15 00:00:00

Author

  • Shannon Shaw Duty

    Title: Editor

    Email: sshaw@osagenation-nsn.gov

    Twitter: @dutyshaw

    Topic Expertise: Columnist, Culture, Community

    Languages spoken: English, Osage (intermediate), Spanish (beginner)

    Shannon Shaw Duty, Osage from the Grayhorse District, is the editor of the award-winning Osage News, the official independent media of the Osage Nation. She is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and a master’s degree in Legal Studies with an emphasis in Indigenous Peoples Law. She currently sits on the LION Publishers board of directors, the Freedom of Information Committee for the Society of Professional Journalists, and she is also a member of the Pawhuska Public Schools Board of Education. She served on the Board of Directors for the Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) from 2013-2016 and served as a board member and Chairwoman for the Pawhuska Johnson O’Malley Parent Committee from 2017-2020. She is a Chips Quinn Scholar, a former instructor for the Freedom Forum’s Native American Journalism Career Conference and the Freedom Forum’s American Indian Journalism Institute. She is a former reporter for The Santa Fe New Mexican. She is a 2012 recipient of the Native American 40 Under 40 from the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development. In 2014 she helped lead the Osage News to receive the Elias Boudinot Free Press Award. The Osage News has won Best Newspaper from the SPJ-Oklahoma Chapter in their division the past five years, 2018-2022. Her award-winning work has been published in Indian Country Today, The Washington Post, the Center for Public Integrity, NPR, the Associated Press, Tulsa World and others. She currently resides in Pawhuska, Okla., with her husband and together they share six children, two dogs and two cats.

Shannon Shaw Duty
Shannon Shaw Dutyhttps://osagenews.org

Title: Editor

Email: sshaw@osagenation-nsn.gov

Twitter: @dutyshaw

Topic Expertise: Columnist, Culture, Community

Languages spoken: English, Osage (intermediate), Spanish (beginner)

Shannon Shaw Duty, Osage from the Grayhorse District, is the editor of the award-winning Osage News, the official independent media of the Osage Nation. She is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and a master’s degree in Legal Studies with an emphasis in Indigenous Peoples Law. She currently sits on the LION Publishers board of directors, the Freedom of Information Committee for the Society of Professional Journalists, and she is also a member of the Pawhuska Public Schools Board of Education. She served on the Board of Directors for the Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) from 2013-2016 and served as a board member and Chairwoman for the Pawhuska Johnson O’Malley Parent Committee from 2017-2020. She is a Chips Quinn Scholar, a former instructor for the Freedom Forum’s Native American Journalism Career Conference and the Freedom Forum’s American Indian Journalism Institute. She is a former reporter for The Santa Fe New Mexican. She is a 2012 recipient of the Native American 40 Under 40 from the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development. In 2014 she helped lead the Osage News to receive the Elias Boudinot Free Press Award. The Osage News has won Best Newspaper from the SPJ-Oklahoma Chapter in their division the past five years, 2018-2022. Her award-winning work has been published in Indian Country Today, The Washington Post, the Center for Public Integrity, NPR, the Associated Press, Tulsa World and others. She currently resides in Pawhuska, Okla., with her husband and together they share six children, two dogs and two cats.
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