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Press Release

Release Date: July 26, 2016

by Chickasaw Nation Media Relations Office

Chickasaw Nation Election Secretary Rita Loder today announced results of the 2016 general election.

Incumbent legislators Linda Briggs and Beth Alexander were re-elected to Pickens District Seat 3 and Panola District Seat 1 respectively.

Linda Briggs of Marietta received 1,592 votes to defeat Michael T. Watson of Ardmore and Judy Foster of Mannsville, who received 436 votes and 316 votes respectively.

Beth Alexander of Achille received 582 votes to defeat Clint James Hardison of Mead, who received 183 votes.

Candidate Lisa J. Billy of Lindsay was unchallenged for Pontotoc District Seat 5, where she will fill the seat of retiring legislator Mary Joe Green, of Ada.

Tishomingo District Seat 2 incumbent legislator Timothy K. Colbert of Sulphur will retain his seat as no challengers filed for the position.

Supreme Court Seat 1 incumbent Mark H. Colbert of Ardmore will retain his seat as no challengers filed for the position.

Elected officials will take the oath of office Monday, Oct. 3.

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


Pickens District
Seat 3 Linda Briggs, Marietta – Incumbent – 1,592 votes – winner
Seat 3 Michael T. Watson, Ardmore – 436 votes
Seat 3 Judy Foster, Mannsville – 316 votes

Panola District
Seat 1 Beth Alexander, Achille – Incumbent – 582 votes - winner
Seat 1 Clint James Hardison, Mead – 183 votes

Pontotoc District
Seat 5 Lisa J. Billy, Lindsay - no challenger – elected

Tishomingo District
Seat 2 Timothy K. Colbert, Sulphur – Incumbent – no challenger - reelected

Supreme Court:
Seat 1 Mark H. Colbert, Ardmore – Incumbent – no challenger - reelected

Last Updated: 09/16/2016