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Chickasaw Nation elected officials take oath of office

ADA, Okla. –Five Chickasaw Nation officials elected during the July 31 general election were sworn into office Tuesday, Oct. 1 at the Chickasaw Nation Community Center.

Four legislators and one tribal Supreme Court Justice took the oath of office, which was administered by Chickasaw Nation Supreme Court Chief Justice Barbara Smith.

Legislators Mary Jo Green, Linda Briggs, Timothy K. Colbert and Beth Alexander each reaffirmed their oath of office.

Supreme Court Justice Mark Holmes Colbert was also sworn into office during the ceremony.

Mrs. Green, of Ada, will continue to represent Pontotoc District, Seat 5. Mrs. Briggs will continue to represent Pickens District Seat 3.

Mr. Colbert, of Sulphur, will continue to represent Tishomingo District Seat 2. Mrs. Alexander, of Achille, will continue to represent Panola District Seat 1.

Justice Colbert, Ardmore, was reaffirmed to Seat 1 on the court during the ceremony.

Chickasaw Legislators and Supreme Court Justices serve a three-year term.

The Chickasaw Nation Legislature is comprised of 13 members, elected from the Chickasaw Nation’s four legislative districts: Panola, Pickens, Pontotoc and Tishomingo.


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