Lumbee Tribe going to polls to elect new chair
Monday, November 3, 2003

Members of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina will go to the polls on Tuesday to elect a new chairman and 21 council seats.

Chairman Milton Hunt, who was elected in 2000, is not seeking re-election. He has led the tribe as it seeks full federal recognition. The Senate Indian Affairs Committee last week advanced a bill to recognize the tribe.

James Goins, Jerry McNeill, Lee Sampson, Juanita Strickland and Ruth Dial Woods are running to replace Hunt. Goins lost the 2000 election to Hunt by less than 500 votes.

Get the Story:
Lumbee vote nears (The Fayetteville Observer 11/3)
Conversations with Newsmakers: Milton Hunt (The Fayetteville Observer 11/2)

Relevant Documents:
Senate Testimony, Witness List (September 17, 2003)

Get Lumbee Bills:
Dole: S.420 | McIntyre: H.R.898 | Taylor: H.R.1408

Relevant Links:
Official Lumbee Tribe website -
Lumbee Regional Development Association -

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Lumbee Tribe makes case for federal recognition (09/18)
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Senate panel to hold hearing on Lumbee recognition (09/04)
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Senate panel to hold hearing on Lumbee recognition (8/4)
Lumbee Tribe hopes for resolution of status (3/19)
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