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Six More File For New Lumbee Government Seats

PEMBROKE, NC -- Six additional candidates recently filed for representative seats in the new Lumbee tribal government. The election will be held Nov. 7.

Four people filed Monday (Oct. 2) and two filed Friday (Sept. 29), according to the Lumbee Self-Determination Commission in Pembroke.

Fannie Lou Oxendine filed for District 7, A. Bruce Jones for District 14, Harold Oxendine for District 3, Burlie D. Locklear for District 11, Angela Chavis Mickey filed for District 12, and Roy Maynor filed for District 13.

Fannie Oxendine, of Pembroke, is a retired teacher who taught in Robeson County schools.

Bruce Jones of Raleigh, is a former executive director of the N.C. Commission of Indian Affairs. He held that position for over 17 years. Jones says he helped create and develop the Lumbee Regional Development Association. He is a member of the Lumbee Self-Determination Commission.

Harold Oxendine lives in Lumberton and Burlie Locklear resides in Red Springs. Neither provided any biographical information or a statement.

Angela Chavis Mickey lives in Marston in Scotland County. District 12 consists of Scotland and Richmond counties and will have one representative.

Roy Maynor of Hope Mills has filed to represent District 13, which includes Cumberland, Pender, Brunswick, Bladen and New Hanover counties.

Maynor is the current chairman of the Cumberland County Association for Indian People. He served on the Tribal Council of the Lumbee Tribe of Cheraw Indians and the Cumberland County Community Action board of directors. He also represents Cumberland County on the North Carolina Commission of Indian Affairs.

Twenty-three representatives will be elected in 18 districts, including 14 representatives in 10 Robeson County districts.

The filing deadline for the election was 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6.

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