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Choctaw Tribal Chief Cyrus Ben Wins Reelection

Chief Cyrus Ben - Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians - Mississippi Free Press
Choctaw voters reelected Cyrus Ben, pictured, as tribal chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. Photo courtesy Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians

Cyrus Ben won reelection last night and will serve another term as tribal chief for the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.

He received 1,872 votes, or 62% of all votes cast, The Neshoba Democrat reported. Tribal Chief candidates Phyliss J. Anderson and Tarina K. Anderson received 1,023 votes and 141 votes, respectively.

Below are the winners of the Tribal Council for each precinct.

Bogue Chitto
Ronnie Henry, Sr. (Incumbent)

Bogue Homa
Berdie M. Steve

Timothy Thomas, Sr. (Incumbent)

Pearl River
Nigel Gibson (Incumbent)

Red Water
Ricky L. Anderson, Sr.
Sam John

Standing Pine
Richard Sockey (Incumbent)

Dorothy Bell Wilson

This article has been updated to note that Sam John also won a seat on the council in the Red Water community.

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