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Incumbents win PCI election

From left, Arthur Mothershed, Stephanie Bryan and Garvis Sells the night of the election.

Three incumbents were successful in their bid for re-election on the Poarch Creek Tribal Council.

Tribal Chairman Stephanie Bryan and At Large members Arthur Mothershed and Garvis Sells won handily without run-offs in the election held Saturday, June 3.

Bryan received 825 votes to challenger Anthony Peebles’ 43 votes and Eddie Tullis’ 594 votes.

For the two At Large seats, Mothershed and Sells faced 12 challengers. The votes were as follows:

Arthur Mothershed – 665

Garvis Sells – 477

Randy Adams – 58

Clayton Coon – 293

Rodney L. Exum – 51

Ed Jarman –15

Brenda Steeley Johnson – 200

Gloria Sells Krafka – 203

Steven Ledkins – 256

Wesley Manning – 148

Carrie McGhee Martin – 112

Eialeasha Elizabeth “Leasha” Martin – 39

Kevin D. McGhee – 220

Anita McGhee Tuel – 132

According to the PCI Election Board, 1,471 General Council Members voted in the election, with 273 absentee ballots, 669 walk-in ballots, and 529 in person ballots cast.

Photo by Gayle Johnson