Umatilla tribe elects new chairman to top job
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) -- The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation have elected a new chairman of their board of trustees, the tribe's top post.
The East Oregonian reports that Les Minthorn, a previous chairman and treasurer, won with 160 votes out of 478 total.
Minthorn is taking over for Elwood Patawa, who resigned in April and whose term ends in November.
Minthorn beat out five other candidates. The election's runner-up garnered 126 votes.
Minthorn will be sworn in on July 11. He served as chairman of the board of trustees from 1974-1980.
Information from: East Oregonian, http://www.eastoregonian.info