Amelia Flores to be new CRIT Tribal Chairman

Voters of the Colorado River Indian Tribes (CRIT) have elected Amelia Flores as Tribal Chairwoman and five members to the Tribal Council.

The vote was held December 5th. The results are unofficial until the vote is certified Monday, December 7th. In addition to the Chairman’s post, there were four open seats to serve four year terms on the Tribal Council and a single open seat to serve a two year term.

Tribal members cast ballots via the mail and in person, in an election process that carefully followed health and safety protocols.

Amelia Flores was elected Chair from a field of five candidates. Each received the following number of votes according to the unofficial tally.

Richard Evans 56
Amelia Flores 434
Dwight Lomayesva Jr. 188
Granthum Stevens 66
Dennis Patch 274

Johnson “JD” Fisher, Jaymee Moore, Tommy Drennan, and Robert “Bobby” Page were elected to fill four open seats for four-year terms on the Tribal Council from a field of 17 candidates. Each received the following number of votes according to the unofficial tally.

Timothy Mariscal 74
Johnson “J.D.” Fisher 412
Leo Scott 234
Woodrow Sharp 314
Richard Dillon Esquerra 63
Jimmy Alcaida 227
Amanda Barrera 241
Anthony Stone Jr. 115
Tommie Miller 167
Timothy Stevens-Welsh 266
Etta Anderson 76
Robert “Bobby” Page 317
Chance Fisher 115
Tommy Drennan 371
Valerie Welsh-Tahbo 308
Lori Knighton 211
Jaymee Moore 385

Josephine Tahbo was elected to fill a two-year term on the Tribal Council from a field of five candidates. Each received the following number of votes according to the unofficial tally.

Jermaine “Boyda” Fisher 247
Daphne Hill-Poolaw 103
Josephine Tahbo 333
Erica James 111
Daris Laffoon 212

The Tribal Council will hold a special meeting on Monday December 7th at 9:00 am to make the vote official.

12 comments

  1. Lori Nopah

    Congratulations, Amelia! Rounds off to 43% of votes cast for Chair post!

  2. Torres Torres

    Finally some change ! Great to see a women leader.

  3. Heidi Kispert

    3 women elected to the council!

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