Chickasaw Nation Announces General Election Results

Release Date: July 30, 2014

Chickasaw Nation Media Relations Office



Chickasaw Nation Election Secretary Rita Loder today announced results of the Chickasaw Nation general election.

Pickens District Seat 2 incumbent legislator Connie Barker of Marietta received 1,360 votes to defeat Michael T. Watson and Wanda Blackwood Tippit Scott, both of Ardmore, who received 540, and 231 votes respectively.

Pontotoc District Seat 3 incumbent Katie Case of Ada received 1,805 votes to narrowly defeat challenger Dr. Karen Goodnight of Goldsby, who received 1,703 votes.

Tishomingo District Seat 3 incumbent Steven Woods of Davis received 1,025 votes to defeat challenger Wes Harden of Sulphur, who received 524 votes.

Incumbent legislator Dean McManus of Ada was unchallenged and will retain Pontotoc District Seat 4.

Incumbent Supreme Court Justice Cheri L. Bellefeuille-Gordon of Sulphur will retain Seat 3 on the Supreme Court as no other candidates filed for the seat.

Elected officials will take the oath of office Wednesday, Oct. 1.

For more information, contact Ms. Loder at (580) 310-6475 or 888-661-0137.

Legislature:

Pontotoc District
Seat 3              Katie Case, Ada (Incumbent) – 1,805 – 51 percent
Seat 3              Dr. Karen Goodnight, Goldsby – 1,703 – 49 percent "

Pickens District
Seat 2              Connie Barker, Marietta (Incumbent) – 1,360 – 64 percent
Seat 2              Michael T. Watson, Lone Grove – 540 – 25 percent
Seat 2               Wanda Blackwood Tippit Scott – 231 – 11 percent                    

Pontotoc District
Seat 4              Dean McManus, Ada (Incumbent) – no challenger

Tishomingo District
Seat 3               Steven Woods, Davis (Incumbent) – 1,025 – 66 percent
Seat 3               Wes Harden, Sulphur – 524 – 34 percent

Supreme Court:
Seat 3              Cheri L. Bellefeuille-Gordon, Sulphur (Incumbent) – no challenger 

Last Updated: 10/20/2014