Chuck Hoskin Jr. (’00) Elected Cherokee Nation Principal Chief

June 7, 2019 | By Melissa Caperton, Director of Communications
Chuck Hoskin Jr.

OU Law alumnus Chuck Hoskin Jr. (’00) this week was elected Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation.

According to the official results, Hoskin garnered 7,933 of the 13,795 votes, or 57.51% of the ballots cast, in the Principal Chief race.

Hoskin is the 18th constitutionally elected Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation in tribal history, and seventh elected Principal Chief in the modern era.

In a news release, Hoskin said: “Being elected your Chief is one of the greatest honors of my life. It is a responsibility that I promise to never take lightly … We have a tremendous foundation, but there is more work to do to improve the livelihood of our people. I pledge to be a voice for all Cherokees and work hard on their behalf to make our great Nation stronger.”

Hoskin and other elected leaders will be sworn into office Aug. 14.

Read the official news release from the Cherokee Nation here.

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