First Posted: 1/15/2009
PEMBROKE -- Tony Hunt, has been appointed to the Lumbee Tribal Council's election board.
The five-member board oversees tribal elections, including the November 2003 election. The Tribal Council approved Hunt's appointment at its Oct. 17 council meeting. Hunt will be sworn in at an upcoming council meeting.
The election board members are Chairman Lemark Harris, Naomi Chavis, vice chairman, Emily Locklear and Robin “Rod” Lowery. They were appointed in February and sworn-in in May.
Hunt replaces Jerry Groves, who declined his reappointment in February. The election board's duties are governed by the Lumbee Constitution. Board members are appointed to six-year terms.
Hunt, who lives in Pembroke, works for the North Carolina Probation-Parole office. He has a criminal justice degree from UNC-Pembroke and a police science degree from Robeson Community College.
Hunt ran unsuccessfully for an open seat on the Tribal Council in June.