Seven newly elected and re-elected Council Representatives take oath of office
June 16, 2017
Thomas R. Throssell
Gila River Indian News
The Gila River Indian Community’s Council chambers was filled to capacity as one newly elected, two returning, and four incumbent Council Representatives took their oaths of office during a swearing in ceremony held on June 7. GRIC Chief Judge Victor Antone administered the oath of office.
The newly elected and returning Council Representatives won their respective district seats during a May 2 Community Council Election for Districts 1, 3, 4, 5, and 6.
The four incumbents who will be remaining in their seats are Joey Whitman for District 1, Rodney Jackson for District 3, Jennifer Allison for District 4, and Marlin Dixon for District 5.
The two returning Council Representatives are Janice Stewart for District 5, who vacated her seat in 2015, and Terrance B. Evans for District 6, who previously served on Council for 18 years.
Community Council newcomer, Pamela Johnson, will represent District 4.
After the seven Council Representatives each took the oath of office, they were congratulated by a long line of family members, friends, and colleagues on the floor of the Council chambers followed by a 15-minute reception.