Reprimand issued by Choctaw Nation


Berdie Williams violated Choctaw election ordinance, officials say

By Dan Pennington - dpennington@civitasmedia.com



The Durant Daily Democrat received a document that a Choctaw candidate for Tribal Council District 9 will receive or has received a letter of reprimand.

The document refers to the candidate who lost to James Dry for that elected position.

The document reads: “This is a Notice of Reprimand to Candidate for Council Berdie Mae Williams, for campaign violations of the Choctaw Nation Chief and Tribal Council Election Ordinance during her campaign for District 9. After hearing before the Election Board on July 29, 2017, it was determined the following violations had been proven to have occurred: (1) Displaying political advertisement at the Durant Community Center Voting location on Election Day; (2) campaigning on Tribal Property at Durant Community Center on separate occasions; (3) campaigning on Tribal Property at Choctaw Nation Headquarters in Durant by recorded television commercial asking for votes. Candidate is hereby subject to a Public Reprimand and shall be required to pay a $500 fine for campaign violations.”

Contact Dan Pennington at (580) 634-216 or dpennington@civitasmedia.com

Berdie Williams violated Choctaw election ordinance, officials say

By Dan Pennington

dpennington@civitasmedia.com

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