Former chairwoman makes bid for office in California

Wendy Schlater, the former chairwoman of the La Jolla Band of Luiseno Indians, is running for office in San Diego County.

Schlater, a Democrat, will run for the county's district 5 seat. She told The San Diego Union-Tribune that she wants to be known as more than just an "the Indian candidate."

Schlater ran the tribe from 2001 to 2003. Since then, she has been working for the Southern California Tribal Chairmen's Association.

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Ex-tribal leader to run for supervisor (The San Diego Union-Tribune 7/20)