August 30, 2013
PEMBROKE — One person filed Thursday to run for a seat on the Lumbee Tribal Council.
Michael Chavis filed for District 6, which encompasses Raft Swamp and North Pembroke. The district is currently represented by Larry Chavis, who can’t seek re-election because the Lumbee constitution does not allow a council member to serve more than two consecutive three-year terms.
Michael Chavis did not provide The Robesonian with any biographical information.
There are now three candidates running for the District 6 seat. Larry Townsend and Scott Bell filed previously.
The candidate filing period for the Nov. 12 election continues through Sept. 13. Candidates for any of the positions, all of which are for three-year terms, can file at the elections office, 707 Union Chapel Road, weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The filing fee is $250.
Tribal Council candidates must be enrolled tribal members of at least 21 years of age; have maintained their principal residence in their district for no less than one year; and have no felony conviction.