Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby inauguration set Oct. 1
ADA, Okla. – Inauguration ceremonies for Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby and Lt. Governor Jefferson Keel will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 1 in the Ataloa Theatre, on the campus of East Central University. Five re-elected incumbent legislators and one newly elected Supreme Court Justice will also take the oath of office during the ceremony.
Chickasaws and friends are invited to attend the ceremony in the theater located in the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center, 920 E. Main, Ada.
Governor Anoatubby, who has served the Chickasaw people 28 years as governor, is beginning his unprecedented eighth consecutive term. He has worked for the Chickasaw Nation 40 years, accepting his first job with the tribe in 1975.
Pontotoc District Seat 1 representative Toby Perkins of Ada, Pickens District Seat 1 representative David Woerz of Ardmore, Pontotoc District Seat 2 representative Nancy Elliott of Ada, Tishomingo District Seat 1 representative Scott Wood of Tishomingo, and Pickens District Seat 4 representative Shana Tate Hammond of Ardmore, were re-elected.
Newly elected Chickasaw Nation Supreme Court Justice Linda English Weeks, Norman, will also take the oath of office.
A reception is planned for all those in attendance following the ceremony.