Tribal council filing ends Thursday

Staff report

PEMBROKE —Another candidate has filed to represent Scotland County on the Lumbee Tribal Council.

Michael Chavis II is seeking his first term on the council as a representative of District 12, which includes Scotland County, Alfordsville and Maxton.

“I am a proactive member of the church and the community, honest and hard-working,” Chavis said. “I am trying to have a positive impact on my direct community and Native American family as a whole.”

Chavis is a trooper with the N.C. Highway Patrol and owns an electrical contracting company. He studied electrical engineering at N.C. State University and is a member of Gray Pond Baptist Church in Scotland County.

Chavis is married to Ashley A. Chavis, a first-grade teacher at Union Chapel Elementary School.

Shelley Strickland, the incumbent, filed previously for re-election in District 12.

The filing period ends on Thursday.

Candidates can file for the election at the tribe’s Elections Office at 707 Union Chapel Road, Suite D, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through today. The office will remain open until 5 p.m. on Thursday, the last day of the filing period.

The Lumbee Tribal Council election that is scheduled for Nov. 14.

Other seats up for election are: District 5, which includes Oxendine and Prospect and is represented by Jarrod Lowery; District 6, which includes Raft Swamp and North Pembroke and is represented by Douglas Locklear Jr.; District 7, which includes South Pembroke and Union and is represented by Bill Brewington.

Staff report

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