Bryan, Mothershed, Fayard win
By SHERRY DIGMON
Two incumbents and a newcomer won seats on the Poarch Creek Tribal Council election held Saturday, August 1.
Stephanie Bryan won an overwhelming vote of the people in her bid for reelection as Poarch Creek Indian chairman. She had 1,030 votes; her challenger, Dewitt Carter, received 267 votes.
Incumbent Arthur Mothershed was one of nine candidates for two at-large seats. He received 843 votes. Council newcomer Candace Fayard won the second seat with 513 votes. Incumbent Garvis Sells did not seek reelection.
Others running for an at-large seat included Randy Adams, Keith W. Colbert, David Gehman, Leasha Martin, John O’Barr, Johnny Ray Steadham, and Megan L. Young.
A total of 1,315 General Council members voted in the election. There were 433 absentee ballots, 709 walk-in ballots, and 173 in-person votes on election day.
Members of the PCI Election Board are Edie Tullis Baker, chairman; Carolyn Rackard, vice-chair; Gilbert McGhee; Brenda Faircloth; and Carolyn Peterson.