Out of nine seats up for grabs in the United Keetoowah Band’s 2012 general election Monday, voters sent seven incumbents back into office and two more to run-off elections Dec. 3.
Chief George Wickliffe beat out Donna McIntosh-Shockley and Dallas Proctor 749-294-256 with 57.66 percent of the vote for chief.
Joyce Fourkiller-Hawk defended her seat against Juanita “Kristene” Scraper and Carl Hornet 647-523-96 with 51.11 percent of the vote for secretary.
Incumbent Ella Mae Cooksey Worley held on to her seat against Vanessa Hansen 689-557 with 55.3 percent of the vote for treasurer.
In Cooweescoowee District, Clifford Wofford defeated Josiah Thorne 74-17 with 81.32 percent of the vote to retain his seat.
In Saline District, Charles Smoke defeated Adalene Smith 126-56 with 69.23 percent of the vote to retain his seat.
In Tahlequah District, Betty Holcomb defeated Joe Reese, Jerry Henson and Perry Proctor 200-81-68-35 with 52.08 percent of the vote to retain her seat.
Two races failed to provide a clear winner with 50 percent plus one vote as required in the UKB election codes.
Incumbent Charles Locust faces off against Joe Bunch in a run-off election after eliminating Woodrow “Woody” Proctor 545-462-288 for the assistant chief’s race.
Incumbent Tom Duncan faces off against Frankie Still in a run-off election after eliminating Arthur Ross, Beverly Leach and Wiki “Joe” Squirrel 141-105-67-35-26.
The run-off election is Dec. 3 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.