Election brings changes to Mohegan Tribe's council

Members of the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut elected a new council on Sunday, with six new faces winning seats.

Bruce "Two Dogs" Bozsum, an incumbent who is relatively new to the council, was the top vote-getter. He said the election of the newcomers signals that tribal members want a change in leadership.

Roland Harris and Mark Brown, two longtime leaders, were re-elected. But since they barely got enough votes to stay on the council, they will only serve two-year terms. The top five vote-getters will serve four-year terms.

The council will now elect a new chairman, a position previously held by Harris and Brown. Bozsum plans to seek the top post. Brown is the current chairman.

Get the Story:
Mohegans fill tribal council with new faces (The Norwich Bulletin 8/29)
Voters Elect Tribal Council (The Hartford Courant 8/29)
Mohegan Election Ousts Three On 9-member Council (The New London Day 8/29)

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