2010 CRIT election has incumbents returning

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#1 Dec 9, 2010
CRIT election has incumbents returning

By Joan M. Travis
Wednesday, December 8, 2010 9:26 AM MST

It was a tight race for the office of Vice Chairman of the Colorado River Indian Tribes. Tribal voters Dec. 4 gave Sylvia "Cindy" Homer a margin of eight votes over Luigi Lomavitu, 412 to 404.

Three council seats were available-incumbents Herman "TJ" Laffoon and Dennis Welsh Jr. were returned to office. Laffoon had 372 votes and Welsh had 335. Edward K. Yava Sr. won the third seat after he received 315 votes.

Others who ran were Angela Nez with 121 votes; Johnson Fisher, 312; Dennis Patch, 277; Leo Scott Sr., 266; Charmane Miller, 208; Jason Scott, 177; and Iris Leivas, 121.

The Tribal Council approved the vote Dec. 6. All are four-year terms. The newly elected council members will be sworn in Jan. 3.


The following is the vote count: listed is candidate's name; absentee/shut-in votes; District 1 votes; District 2 votes; and total.

Vice Chairman

Cindy Homer: 58, 297, 57 and 412.

Louie Lomavitu: 43, 269, 92 and 404.

Tribal Council

Iris Leivas: 17, 98, 37 and 152.

TJ Laffoon: 59, 232, 81 and 372.

Dennis Welsh Jr.: 37, 219, 79 and 335.

Edward K. Yava Sr.: 41, 199, 75 and 315.

Angela Nez: 16, 83, 22 and 121.

Johnson Fisher: 23, 258, 31 and 312.

Leo Scott Sr.: 23, 207, 37 and 266.

Jason Scott: 23, 125; 28 and 177.

Dennis Patch: 34; 202; 42 and 277.

Charmane Miller: 33, 149, 24 and 208

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