Election Day for Tribal Chief is April 12, 2020

    Current Candidates for the 2020 Tribal Election


    Doc Slyter Candidate Statement

    Deadline to file Statement of Candidacy


    March 13, 2020

    Deadline for Position Statement for inclusion in the Voice of CLUSI Tribal Newsletter


    February 15, 2020 for inclusion in March edition
    March 13, 2020 for inclusion in April edition

    All position statements received by the deadline will be included in the Election Ballot mailing

    2020 Election Information


    7-3-21 Election of Tribal council and Tribal Chief Term of Office/Election Date
    (a) Article VIII, Section 3 of the Tribal Constitution provides:
    (2) The Tribal Chief shall be elected for a ten (10) year term
    7-3-24 Candidacy Procedures
    Statements of Candidacy: Candidates shall file statements of candidacy no later than thirty (30) days before the scheduled date of the election (Deadline for Statement of Candidacy is March 13, 2020) and shall stipulate which position he/she is filing for. 7-2-24 (1)(3)...once a person has filed for a position, he will not be allowed to change positions or to withdraw and refile for the same election.
    7-3-24(b) Public Notices and Position Statements
    (b)(3)...Candidates will be given the opportunity to present a Position Statement for inclusion in the February, March or April Tribal Newsletter. The statement must be submitted before the paper's deadline and shall be no longer than one (1) sheet of 8-1/2" x 11" paper printed on both sides, capable of being copied on a black and white copier.
    For complete Election Code please see see the Ch 7-3 Elections or contact Jeannie McNeil at jmcneil@ctclusi.org or call (541) 888-7506.

    Message from the Election Board

    2020 Tribal Chief Election Ballots will be mailed ONLY to all registered voters.
    Please register to vote. If you have registered in the past, they are only good for ten (10) years.
    Please contact Jeannie McNeil for questions @ 541-888-7506
    Thank you, the Election Board Chair

    CANDIDATE FORUMS will be held in the following locations and times


    Saturday March 14, 2020 in Coos Bay at the Tribal Hall at 10:00a.m.
    Sunday March 15, 2020 in Eugene at the Eugene Outreach Office at 11:00 a.m.
    Sunday March 15, 2020 in Florence at the Florence Outreach Office at 3:00 p.m.






    The Tribal Council is made up of 6 Council and a Chief. Voted on by the General Council. Council serves terms 4 years, Chief serves 10 years.

    The next election will occur on April 12, 2020. This election will be for Tribal Chief. Candidates shall file Statements of Candidacy no later than March 13, 2020.
    To find requirements to run for office, you can find information in: Tribal Code 7-3-21 through 7-3-24.
    >>Be a duly enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes; >>Be at least twenty-one (21) years of age; and >>Never have been previously removed from office for good cause after the date the Tribal Constitution was ratified. (May 23, 1987).


    The next Elections are: 2020, 2022, and 2023


    2020 - Term of Office: April 11, 2010 - April 12, 2020
        • Chief - Warren Brainard


    2022 - Term of Office: April 8, 2018 - April 10, 2022
        • Position 2 - Debbie Bossley
        • Position 4 - Josh Davies
        • Position 6 - Doug Barrett


    2023 - Term of Office: April 14, 2019 - April 9, 2023
        • Position 1 - Doc Slyter
        • Position 3 - Mark Petrie
        • Position 5 - Iliana Montiel