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Tom Boone Jr. announces his candidacy for Principal Chief

Hello, my name is Tom Boone Jr. and I am announcing my candidacy for Principal Chief of the Osage Nation.

I am from the Grayhorse District. Girard (John) Blackbird, the last full blood, male original allottee from Fairfax named me. Archie Mason roached me.

On my father’s side, my great-grand father was Joe Daniels. My grandmother was Cynthia Daniels Boone. My dad, Tom Boone Sr., is on the Grayhorse Committee. On my mother’s side, my great grandmother was Rosa Strikeaxe. My grandmother was Naomi Myers. My mother, Cynthia Boone, is serving her second term on the Osage Minerals Council.

I am married to Jessica. We have a daughter, Rachel.

I was elected to the Pawhuska School Board for a five year term. I’m a fourth generation member of the First Baptist Church in Pawhuska. I have served on the Osage Head Start Parent Committee.

I’m involved with Youth Works, a Christian group that helps the elderly with home improvement projects in Pawhuska during the summer. I’m a firm supporter of the 1906 Act and I will not support redistributing of the headright shares of the minerals estate, nor do I intend to compact the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). I believe the Minerals Council can take care of the minerals estate for the headright owners.

Caring for the elders and our children will be my primary focus, whether that is trying to provide a better quality of life for or elders or continuing to educate our youth past high school so they can enter the workforce prepared and with the confidence they need to be successful.

If elected chief, I will have an open door policy and be transparent in all of the actions. I will personally return all my calls. I will be there for you, because you were there for me.

I respectfully request your vote on March 10, Tom Boone Jr, Number 1 on the ballot.

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Original Publish Date: 2014-02-17 00:00:00

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