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Indigenous candidates continued to make strides across the nation in Tuesday's general election, edging past opponents as ballots were counted into the night.

Oklahoma 's Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt, a Cherokee Nation citizen who nonetheless drew opposition from the five largest tribes in the state, including his own, defeated Democratic challenger Joy Hofmeister with 56 percent of the vote to Hofmeister's 40 percent.

Hofmeister got a boost from endorsements of the five largest tribes - Cherokee, Chickasaw, Muscogee (Creek), Choctaw and Seminole Nations - who praised her commitment to tribal sovereignty.

Stitt had clashed with tribes over gaming agreements, jurisdictional disputes and sovereignty issues.

Two other candidates in the race — former state senator Ervin Yen, an Independent, and Natlie Bruno, a Libertarian — had about 1.5 percent each of the vote

The Oklahoma races were among nearly 100 in 18 different states that include Native Americans, Native Alaskans and Native Hawaians on the Nov. 8 ballot for state, city and county offices.

Some were already set to make history. Just two years ago six Indigenous representatives were elected to the U.S. House as voting members of Congress. In total, 114 ran for public office and 72 were elected. The majority were Indigenous women at 67.

This year the number increased with more than 140 Indigenous candidates running for office at local, state and federal levels.

(Related: ICT's #NativeVote2022 coverage)

Here are the Indigenous candidates on the ballots in alphabetical order by state. Did we miss someone? Send an email to dalton@ictnews.org.

This article has been updated to include vote tallies where available, and will continue to be updated as ballots continue to be counted. 

Alaska*

*Results could take up to two weeks to be finalized

Neal Foster, Inupiaq, State House 39, Democrat

Tyler Ivanhoff, Yup’ik, State House 39, Alaska Independence

Bryce Edgmon, Yup’ik, State House 37, Independent

Josiah Patkotak, Inupiaq, State House 40, Independent

Maxine Dibert, Koyukon Athabascan, State House 31, Democrat

Lyman Hoffman, Yup’ik, State Senate S, Democrat

Arizona

Won: Victoria Steele, Seneca and Mingo, Pima County Justice of the Peace Precinct 1, Democrat, unopposed

Won: Jennifer Jermaine, White Earth Ojibwe, Maricopa County Justice of the Peace San Marcos District, Democrat, unopposed

Won: Susie Nelson, Diné, Navajo County Justice of the Peace Precinct 4, Democrat, unopposed

Won: Sara Mae Williams, Tohono O’odham, Pima County Justice of the Peace Precinct 3, Democrat, unopposed

Won: Theresa Hatathlie, Diné, State Senate 6, Democrat, unopposed

Won: Democrat Mae Peshlakai, Diné, won one of two seats representing State House 6, unopposed.

Won: Democrat Myron Tsosie, Diné, won one of two seats representing State House 6, unopposed.

Won: Sally Ann Gonzalez, Pascua Yaqui, State Senate 20, Democrat, unopposed 

California

Won: James Ramos, Serrano and Cahuilla, California State Assembly District 45, Democrat, took more than 60 percent of the vote to defeat Republican Joseph W. Martinez.

Lost: Mitch O’Farrell, Wyandotte, Los Angeles City Council 13th district, Democrat, was defeated by Hugo Soto-Martinez, who drew 55 percent of the vote.

Hawai'i

Won: Lynn Paulani DeCoite, Native Hawaiian, State Senate 7, Democrat, drew 73 percent of the vote to defeat Republican Tamara McKay.

Won: Jarrett K. Keohokalole, Native Hawaiian, State Senate 24, Democrat, garnered nearly 67 percent of the vote to defeat Republican Antionette Fernandez.

Won: Michelle Kidani, Native Hawaiian, State Senate 18, Democrat, took nearly 64 percent of the vote to defeat Republican Mary Smart.

Lost: Leilani Soon, Native Hawaiian, State Senate 10, Republican, lost to Democrat Les Ihara Jr., who had 63 percent of the vote.

Won: Brenton Awa, Native Hawaiian, State Senate 23, Republican, drew 49.7 percent of the vote to narrowly defeat incumbent Democrat Gil Riviere, who had 47.3 percent.

Won: Jeanné Kapela, Native Hawaiian, State House 5, Democrat, took nearly 66 percent of the vote to sail past Republican Lohi Goodwin.

Won: Daniel Holt, Native Hawaiian, State House 28, Democrat, drew 64 percent of the vote to defeat Ernest Caravalho.

Won: James Tokioka, Native Hawaiian, State House 16, Democrat, had 67 percent of the vote to defeat Republican Steve Yoder.

Lost: James “Duke” Aiona, Native Hawaiian, Governor, Republican, lost to Democrat Josh Green, who had nearly 64 percent of the vote.

Kansas

Won: Christina Haswood, Navajo Nation, State House 10, Democrat, unopposed

Maine

Won: Aaron Dana, Passamaquoddy Tribe, State House, non-voting Passamaquoddy tribal representative; began his term Oct. 1

Minnesota

Won: Peggy Flanagan, White Earth Nation, Lieutenant Governor, Democrat. Flanagan and the Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Tim Walz, garnered nearly 57 percent of the vote to defeat the Republican slate, Scott Jensen and Matt Birk. 

Won: Two White Earth Nation citizens faced off in the bid for State Senate 2. Republican Steve Green took 60 percent of the vote to defeat Democrat Alan Roy. 

Won: Mary Kunesh-Podein, Standing Rock Sioux, State Senate 39, Democrat, took 67 percent of the vote to defeat Republican Pam Wold.

Lost: Erika Bailey-Johnson, Red Lake Nation, State House 2B, Democrat, fell to Republican Matt Bliss, who took 63 percent of the vote.

Won: Alicia Kozlowski, Ojibwe, State House 8B, Democrat, received nearly 71 percent of the votes in her race against Republican Becky Hall. 

Won: Jamie Becker-Finn, Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe descent, State House 40B, Democrat, bested Republican opponent Allen Shen with more than 67 percent of the vote.

Won: Heather Keeler, Yankton Sioux and Eastern Shoshone, State House 4A, Democrat, beat Republican Lynn Halmrast with nearly 59 percent of the vote.

Won: Tim Sumner, Red Lake Nation, Beltrami County Commissioner District 4, drew 58 percent of the vote to defeat Joseph E. Neft.

Won: Audrey Thayer, White Earth Nation, Bemidji City Council At-large, Democrat, narrowly defeated opponent Ron Johnson with just more than 50 percent of the vote. 

Montana

Won: Shane Morigeau, Confederated Salish and Kootenai, State Senate 48, Democrat, took 64 percent of the vote to defeat Republican Jacob Van Horn.

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Lost: Barbara Bessette, Chippewa Cree, State House 24, Democrat, lost to Republican Steven Galloway, who took 53 percent of the vote.

Won: Donavon Hawk, Crow, State House 76, Democrat, won 63 percent of the vote to defeat Republican Suzzann Nordwick.

Won: Rhonda Knudsen, Turtle Mountain Chippewa, State House 34, Republican, unopposed

Recount likely: Marvin Weatherwax Jr., Blackfeet, State House 15, Democrat, was locked in a dead heat with Republican Ralph Foster, who led by just 10 votes with all ballots counted.

Won: Tyson Running Wolf, Blackfeet, State House 16, Democrat, unopposed

Won: Frank Smith, Assiniboine Sioux, State House 31, Democrat, drew 54 percent of the vote to defeat Republican Arlie W. Gordon.

Won: Sharon Stewart-Peregoy, Crow, State House 42, Democrat, drew 53 percent of the vote to defeat Republican Virginia McDonald. 

Lost: Rynalea Whiteman-Pena, Northern Cheyenne, State House 41, Democrat, lost to Republican Paul Green, who took 57 percent of the vote. 

Won: Jonathan Windy Boy, Chippewa Cree, State House 32, Democrat, unopposed 

Nevada

Won: Shea Backus, Cherokee Nation, State Assembly 37, Democrat, drew 55 percent of the vote to defeat Republican Jacob Deaville. 

New Mexico

Won: Patricia Roybal Caballero, Piro Manso Tiwa, State House 13, Democrat, unopposed

Won: Anthony Allison, Navajo Nation, State House 4, Democrat, unopposed

Won: Doreen Wonda Johnson, Navajo Nation, State House 5, Democrat, unopposed

Won: Derrick Lente, Sandia and Isleta Pueblo, State House 65, Democrat, unopposed

Possible recount: Charlotte Little, San Felipe Pueblo, State House 68, Democrat, was in a dead heat with Republican Robert Henry Moss, who had a 12-vote lead with all ballots counted. A recount is possible

Won: Brent Detsoi, Navajo Nation, Magistrate Judge McKinley Division 1, Democrat, unopposed

Won: Virginia Yazzie, Navajo Nation, Magistrate Judge McKinley Division 2, Democrat, unopposed

Won: Edward Becenti Jr., Navajo Nation, County Assessor McKinley, Democrat, unopposed

Lost: Elreno Henio, Navajo Nation, County Sheriff McKinley, Republican, was defeated by Democrat James Maiorano III, who had 67 percent of the vote.

Won: Danielle Notah, Navajo Nation, County Commissioner McKinley 1, Democrat, unopposed

Won: Sharon Clahchischilliage, Navajo Nation, Public Education Commissioner San Juan 5, Republican, unopposed

Won: GloJean Todacheene, Navajo Nation, County Commissioner San Juan 1, Democrat, unopposed

Lost: Zachariah George, Navajo Nation, County Commissioner San Juan 2, Democrat, lost to Republican Gary M. McDaniel, who had 64 percent of the vote.

Lost: Henry Silentman, Navajo Nation, County Assessor San Juan, Democrat, lost to Republican Jimmy Voita, who had 65 percent of the vote.

Lost: Songtree L. Pioche, Taos Pueblo and Oglala Lakota, Magistrate Judge San Juan Division 1, lost to Republican Russell L. Bradford, who drew 80 percent of the vote.

Lost: Gertrude Lee, Navajo Nation, New Mexico Court of Appeals Position 2, Republican, lost to Democratic incumbent Katherine Anne Wray, who drew 51 percent of the vote.

Lost: Karen Bedonie, Navajo Nation, Governor, Libertarian, drew 2 percent of the vote. 

North Dakota

Lost: Ruth Buffalo, Mandan, Hidatsa and Chiricahua Apache, State House 27, Democrat, failed to finish among the top two vote-getters with all votes unofficially counted, losing to two Republicans. 

Won: Lisa Finley-DeVille, Mandan, Arikara, Hidatsa, State House 4A, Democrat, finished with a little more than 69 percent of the vote to beat her Republican challenger Terry Burton Jones. 

Lost: Lillian Jones, Mandan, Arikara, Hidatsa, State House 41, Democrat, finished behind three other candidates. 

Won: Jayme Davis, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, State House 9A, Democrat, beat her challenger with more than 68 percent of the vote. 

Lost: Richard Marcellais, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, State Senate 9, Democrat, was beat by Republican Kent Weston, who won with about 53 percent of the vote. 

Lost: Collette Brown, Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe, State Senate 15, Democrat, lost to Republican Judy Estenson, who took more than 65 percent of the vote. 

Oklahoma

Won: Incumbent Gov. Kevin Stitt, Cherokee Nation, Republican, defeated Democratic challenger Joy Hofmeister. Stitt held on to nearly 56 percent of the vote to Hofmeister's 42 percent. 

Oregon

Won: Tawna Sanchez, Shoshone-Bannock, Ute & Carrizo, State House 43, Democrat, garnered more than 90 percent of the vote to defeat Republican Tim LeMaster.

Annessa Hartman, Cayuga, State House 40, Democrat/Independent, was leading with just more than 50 percent of the vote over Republican/Libertarian Adam Baker. 

South Dakota

Won: Shawn Bordeaux, Rosebud Sioux, State Senate 26, Democrat, drew 58 percent of the vote to defeat Republican Joel Koskan. 

Won: Peri Pourier, Oglala Lakota, State House 27, Democrat, won one of two seats to represent District 27.

Won: Tamara St. John, Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate, State House 1, Republican, won one of two seats to represent District 1. 

Won: Red Dawn Foster, Oglala Lakota, State Senate 27, Democrat, won 51 percent of the vote for a close win over Republican David Jones.

Tennessee

Won: Bryan Terry, Choctaw, State House 48, Republican, took 67 percent of the vote to defeat Democrat Matt Ferry.

Utah

Lost: Davina Smith, Diné, State House 69, Democrat, fell to Republican Phil Lyman, who drew more than 60 percent of the vote.

Won: Angela Romero, Fort Peck Assiniboine & Sioux Tribes, State House 25, Democrat, took nearly 65 percent of the vote to defeat Republican Rebecca I. Ipson.

Washington

Lost: Laurene Contreras, Yakama, State House 14, with no party preference listed, lost to candidate Chris Corry, described as preferring the Republican Party, for one of two seats representing District 14.

Won: Chris Stearns, Diné, Democrat, won one of two seats representing State House 47, taking 71 percent of the vote to defeating Shukri Olow, also listed as preferring the Democratic Party.

Won: Debra Lekanoff, Tlingit and Aleut, Democrat, took more than 70 percent of the vote to win one of two seats representing State House 40.

Claudia Kauffman, Nez Perce, State Senate 47, Democrat, was leading with nearly 53 percent of the vote over Republican Bill Boyce, with about 96 percent of the votes counted.

Wyoming

Lost: Incumbent Democrat Andi LeBeau, Northern Arapaho, State House 33, lost to Republican challenger Sarah Penn, who drew 55 percent of the vote.

ICT has compiled a database of Indigenous candidates. The database is not complete and ICT encourages people to email political correspondent Pauly Denetclaw at pauly@ictnews.org to add a past or current 2022 candidate to the list.

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