Recently elected Tribal Council to be sworn in on Wednesday


TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – Nine recently elected Cherokee Nation Tribal Council members will officially be sworn into a 4-year term of office during an inauguration ceremony at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Sequoyah School’s Place Where They Play.

The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council consists of a 17-member body approving laws vital to the tribe’s success and future. Nine of those seats were up for election June 22, with seven incumbents returning.

Harley Buzzard, of Delaware County, was elected to District 10, and had previously served on the Tribal Council from 2007-2011. Newcomer Janees Taylor, of Pryor, will serve District 15.

Tribal Council officials to be sworn in include District 2 – Joe Byrd; District 4 – Don Garvin; District 5 – David Thornton; District 7 – Frankie Hargis; District 9 – Curtis Snell; District 10 – Harley Buzzard; District 11 – Chuck Hoskin Jr.; District 15 – Janees Taylor;  At-Large – Jack Baker

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