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Fox re-elected Three Affiliated Tribes chairman

MHA Nation Chairman Mark Fox testifies Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, to a legislative committee regarding the state's oil tax agreement with the tribe. Forum News Service file photo

NEW TOWN, N.D. – Incumbent Mark Fox was re-elected to a second four-year term as chairman of the Three Affiliated Tribes, according to the unofficial vote count.

Fox received 1,725 votes and Tex Hall received 959 votes, the Tribal Election Board office reported. Hall is a former three-time tribal chairman.

Fox was first elected tribal chairman in 2014. He has also served as Parshall-Lucky Mound Segment representative to the tribal business council.

Voters from all six segments of the Fort Berthold Reservation vote for tribal chairman.

In the race for Four Bears Segment representative to the tribal business council, V. Judy Brugh was the top vote-getter with 246 votes. Wendi R. Wells, who was also running for that position, received 152 votes. Brugh also served as Four Bears representative for two consecutive terms from 2007-2015.

The tribal Election Board will announce the official vote count as soon as possible.