Yurok Tribe Certifies Election Results, Readies to Welcome New Board Member


The Yurok Tribe certified its runoff election results today, with incumbent Weitchpec District Council Member Toby Vanlandingham retaining his seat and challenger Phillip Williams claiming a seat representing the board's North District.

The new council members will be sworn into office at 11 a.m. Nov. 30 in a ceremony that will be live streamed on the tribe's Facebook page.

Williams took 57 percent of the 293 votes cast in the North District to edge out incumbent Edward "Horse" Aubrey, while Vanlandingham took 57 percent of the 69 votes cast in the Weitchpec District to stave off challenger Lucinda "Inday" Myers. No one has officially challenged the results, according to a press release from the tribe.

With more than 6,000 enrolled members, the Yurok Tribe is California's largest tribe, with an ancestral territory along the Klamath River. The tribe's reservation spans 84 square miles, straddling the Del Norte and Humboldt county border.

See the full press release announcing the election results from the tribe below:


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