Chickasaw Nation’s governor to seek 9th term, run with son
ADA, Okla. (AP) — The Chickasaw Nation’s longtime governor has filed for a ninth consecutive term as the tribe’s leader and his son is joining him on the ticket.
Gov. Bill Anoatubby announced Monday that he’d filed for re-election to a four-year term and that his son, Chris Anoatubby, will run as his lieutenant governor. The three-day filing period continues until Wednesday for candidates running for governor, lieutenant governor, four legislative seats and a position on the tribe’s Supreme Court.
The 74-year-old Anoatubby has long been the face of the Ada-based tribe, having served as governor since 1987 and overseen a period of tremendous growth and diversification for the tribe.
The nonpartisan election is set for July 30, with a run-off set for Aug. 27, if necessary.