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Crow Tribe elects new President

Tribe's huge deficit main concern of newly elected officials


November 24, 2020

Frank White Clay. Photo: Crow Tribe Legislature

On Monday, November 9, 2020 the Crow electorate went to the polls and elected a new Tribal chairman and slate of other newcomers to the Executive Branch, who have previously served in the Crow Legislature. Under the Crow Tribal constitution there are four top officials who run as a group: Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary and Vice Secretary.

For Chairman, Frank White Clay decisively defeated incumbent Alvin "A.J." Not Afraid by a vote of 1,978 to 143. Lawrence DeCrane is Vice Chair, defeating Paul J. Hill, 1,798 to 1,642.

In the Secretary race, Levi Black Eagle beat Shawn Backbone, 1,991 to 1,425. For Vice Secretary Channis D. Whiteman defeated Yvon Light Medicine Tail, Jr., 1,981 to 1,396.


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