Former Secretary Of State For Cherokee Nation to Be Next Principal Chief

Monday, June 3rd 2019, 6:56 am
By: News On 6

The Cherokee Nation's former Secretary of State will be the tribe's next Principal Chief.

A tribal spokeswoman says Chuck Hoskin Jr. won nearly 58 percent of the vote Saturday.

His opponent, Dick Lay, received about 27 percent of the vote.

A third candidate, David Walkingstick, was disqualified before the vote due to campaign finance law violations.

Hoskin succeeds current Principal Chief Bill John Baker.