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Southern Ute Indian Tribe

The Southern Ute Tribal Council appointed Mr. Bruce Valdez to Acting Chairman of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe. Mr. Valdez will assume all responsibilities of the duties of Chairman until the new tribal official is elected by tribal membership and certified by the Southern Ute Election Board.

Chairman Christine Sage’s last day in office was Monday, November 30, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. According to the tribal constitution, the terms of office shall be three years.

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The runoff election will be held on Friday, December 18, 2020 and the candidate receiving the highest number of votes will be elected Tribal Chairman. The inauguration for the new chairman and council members will be held on Monday, December 21, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

The status of the Executive Office will be forthcoming.

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