WRO Staff / Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2023 @ 3:21 p.m.

Incumbents Sweep Yurok Tribal Council Elections

Press release from the Yurok Tribe:

The Yurok Election Board today took formal action on the Primary Election held October 11, 2023 and issued formal certification of the primary results for all Districts. The Election Board on October 17, 2023, certified the election of the following people:


  • Edward “Horse” Aubrey: 54 (28.72%)
  • Phillip L. Williams (Incumbent): 134 (71.28%)


  • Ryan Ray, Sr. (Incumbent): 31 (100.00%)


  • Jewel C. Frank: 9 (14.06%)
  • Isaac S. Kinney: 18 (28.13%)
  • Toby Vanlandingham (Incumbent): 37 (57.81%)

Since all successful candidates received more than 50% of the ballots cast, there will be no Run-Off for any office. Phillip L. Williams won the position of North District Representative, Ryan Ray, Sr. won the position of Requa District Representative, and Toby Vanlandingham won the position of Weitchpec District Representative for the Primary Election and their installation ceremony will take place on Tuesday, October 24, 2023 at 11am at the Main Yurok Tribal Office in Klamath, CA.


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