Two incumbents re-elected to Mashantucket council seats
Mashantucket — Two Mashantucket Pequot tribal councilors were elected to new three-year terms Sunday in voting among tribal members.
Crystal Whipple won her fourth council term while Merrill Reels won his second term, according to a tribal spokeswoman. Election ballots listed a total of seven candidates.
In a separate vote held after the general election was completed, tribal members nominated candidates for council vice chairman, an office currently held by Whipple. In the ensuing vote, Councilor Latoya Cluff outpolled Whipple.
The councilors’ new terms will begin in January.
The seven-member council governs the 1,100-member tribe and oversees management of the tribe’s Foxwoods Resort Casino, the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center and other enterprises.
The other members of the council are Rodney Butler, chairman; Matthew Pearson, secretary; Richard E. Sebastian; and Daniel Menihan Jr.
Sunday’s voting took place in the Mashantaucket Pequot Community Center on the tribe’s reservation.
— Brian Hallenbeck
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