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Three EBCI candidates not certified


April 10, 2019

Two candidates for Principal Chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) and one Cherokee School Board candidate were not certified to run in the 2019 tribal election. Teresa McCoy, former long-time Big Cove Tribal Council representative, and Mary “Missy” Crowe, a Yellowhill Community member who has tried several runs at Principal Chief, were not certified for the top position and Sharon E. Bradley, an educator within the Cherokee Central Schools system, was not certified to run for the Big Y School Board seat.

According to Sec. 161.3 (d) of the Cherokee Code, there are six reasons a person may not be certified including:


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