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April 15, 2014

The Osage News is having a debate for all general election candidates May 3-4

I am Anthony Whitehorn (Ki-he-ka-nah-she) and am honored to announce my candidacy, for Osage Nation Congress. This decision was not made lightly. I sought the advise of many Osages to help my family and I make this important leadership decision.

April 7, 2014

ON election candidates required to report their campaign contributions and expenses before and after Election Day; $500 fines imposed on those who miss deadline

Three candidates were fined for missing the second deadline to turn in their campaign contribution reports.

Principal Chief candidates Margo Gray and Tom Boone, and Assistant Principal Chief candidate Amanda Proctor, failed to meet the Mar. 25 deadline set by the ON Election Office. All three were fined $500 and according to Election Supervisor Alexis Rencountre, Gray has paid her fine. Boone and Proctor have until May 28, according to the election code.

All three candidates later turned in their reports.

March 27, 2014

The Osage News will host a candidate debate for the general election candidates May 3-4

March 20, 2014

Deadline to file for office is March 31 in both races

As of March 20, six Osages have filed for candidacy in the Congressional race and two have filed to run for the Osage Minerals Council.

The filing period for the Fourth Osage Nation Congress started March 14 and will end on March 31. The filing period also ends on March 31 for Osage shareholders interested in running for the OMC.

March 19, 2014

Candidates have until 4:30 p.m. March 19 to request a recount

The 2014 Osage Nation Primary Election results have been certified with two Osage congressmen leading the way.

The Osage Nation Election Board unanimously certified the results on March 14 at their regularly scheduled meeting. If any candidate wishes to challenge the results of the election they have until 4:30 p.m. March 19 to ask for a recount.

March 10, 2014

Voting will be held at the Wah-Zha-Zhi Cultural Center from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Results will be announced in front of Osage Congressional Chambers

Today is Election Day for the eight principal chief and assistant principal chief candidates vying for a spot in the Osage Nation General Election June 2.

On the ballot for the Nation’s first Primary Election are Tom Boone, Margo Gray and Geoffrey Standing Bear for principal chief. For assistant principal chief are Randolph Crawford, James “Osage” Dailey, Terry Mason Moore, Amanda Proctor and Raymond Red Corn. 

March 10, 2014

Standing Bear and Gray win most votes in Principal Chief's race; Red Corn and Proctor win most votes in Assistant Principal Chief's race; The four candidates names will appear on the June 2 general election ballot

One hour after the polling place closed, the Osage Nation Election Office announced the results of the 2014 primary election for the Executive Branch’s top two offices.

The top two vote recipients in each respective race will advance to the June 2 general election for the voters’ consideration.

In complete but unofficial results, Principal Chief candidates Geoffrey Standing Bear and Margo Gray won the most votes in that race. Standing Bear received 1,080 votes or 60.47 percent. Gray received 359 votes or 20.10 percent.

March 10, 2014

Absentee ballots collected, being counted; Over 200 voted during early voting hours on March 7-8

Morning turnout during the Osage Nation’s first ever primary election totaled 140 by the lunch hour, according to election worker staff at the Wahzhazhi Cultural Center.

The polling place remains open until 8 p.m. for Osages to vote in the primary election with three Principal Chief and five Assistant Principal Chief candidates listed on the ballot.

March 6, 2014

ON election candidates required to report their campaign contributions and expenses before and after Election Day; $500 fines imposed on those who miss deadline

Two candidates running for Osage Nation Assistant Principal Chief missed the deadline for submitting their campaign contribution report statements and each paid a $500 fine to remain in good standing as a candidate with the ON Election Office.

Randolph Crawford and Amanda Proctor received fines from the Election Board on Feb. 25 when the board reviewed the submitted statements from the candidates. After reviewing the statements, the board voted 3-0 to fine Proctor and Crawford.

February 27, 2014

Early voting will take place at the ON Election Office; Election Day voting will take place at the Wah-Zha-Zhi Cultural Center

The Osage Nation will reach another milestone in March with its first primary election held on March 10 with eight Osages on the ballot vying for the offices of Principal Chief and Assistant Principal Chief.

Principal Chief candidates Tom Boone, Margo Gray and Geoffrey Standing Bear’s names will appear on the March 10 primary election ballot and the two candidates who earn the highest number of votes will appear on the June 2 general election ballot.

February 25, 2014

Community members accuse Geoffrey Standing Bear of not hearing their needs for a grocery store

Mary Jo Webb, Grayhorse elder and a founder of the 2006 Osage Constitution, is not supporting Geoffrey Standing Bear for chief.

She is supporting Margo Gray, but not for accusations made in a recent letter distributed by Gray’s supporters. The letter, written by Dr. Joe Conner of Fairfax, accuses Standing Bear of breaking promises to the Grayhorse community by failing to hear or consider a proposal brought forth by community members to the Third Osage Nation Congress for a community grocery store.

February 24, 2014

Shaw is running for the Fourth Osage Nation Congress

Osage News columnist Dr. Ron Shaw has resigned his post with the paper due to his decision to run for the Fourth Osage Nation Congress. Per Osage News policy and Shaw’s contract, no columnist for the Osage News can use his or her position with the News as political gain.

February 19, 2014

Osage Nation will hold March 10 primary and June 2 general elections this year

February 18, 2014

The Osage Nation's first primary election is March 10

Today I announce my candidacy for Assistant Chief of the Osage Nation.



Two themes dominate my platform – the importance of empowering the Osage Nation workforce, and bridging the gap between the Executive branch and Congress. The Assistant Principal Chief is in a perfect position to help make each of these goals a reality.


February 17, 2014

The Osage Nation Primary Election is March 10

Hello, my name is Tom Boone Jr. and I am announcing my candidacy for Principal Chief of the Osage Nation.

I am from the Grayhorse District. Girard (John) Blackbird, the last full blood, male original allottee from Fairfax named me. Archie Mason roached me.

February 13, 2014

The Primary Election is March 10

My Osage Allottee Grandparent’s:
37   Joe Osage (Wah-tsa-a-tah)
680 Effie Logan Harvey Graham (Wah-tain-du-sah)

I have thought long and hard about what is happening at the Nation today.

There are so many issues that require leadership and a change.

February 12, 2014

Voting on Election Day will take place at the Wah-Zha-Zhi Cultural Center

The Osage Nation Election Board voted to approve the 2014 primary election ballot on Jan. 22 once the order of candidate names was determined.

February 5, 2014

Issues discussed included the Osage LLC, the human resources department, qualities and skills they possess, the most pressing issue for the Nation and the Osage Minerals Council

The three candidates for Osage Nation Principal Chief took questions from Osage constituents on Feb. 1 during the Osage News Election Debates for the primary election candidates. They responded by sharing snippets of personal and professional experiences to discuss why they are the best candidate for the top Executive Branch position.

Thomas Boone, Margo Gray and Geoffrey Standing Bear’s names will appear on the March 10 primary election ballot and the two candidates who earn the highest number of votes will appear on the June 2 general election ballot.

February 3, 2014

Assistant Principal Chief candidates at the Osage News Election Debates conveyed a strong message: Unity

Assistant Principal Chief candidates at the Osage News Election Debates conveyed a strong message: Unity.

January 31, 2014

Deadline for absentee ballot requests is Feb. 10 for the Osage Nation Primary Election

The Osage Nation Election Office mailed off the first round of absentee ballots Jan. 29.

As of Jan. 30, the office mailed out 974 absentee ballots to Osage voters who requested them for the March 10 primary election. All ballots were mailed from the Pawhuska Post Office first class, marking the first time absentee ballots were mailed from Pawhuska per election law.

January 28, 2014

To submit questions for the debates, email osagenews@osagetribe.org; The primary candidate debates will be held Saturday Feb. 1 at the Hominy Co-op building at 5 p.m.

The Third Annual Osage News Political Debates are going to be featuring something a little bit different this year.

Instead of a question committee, all questions will be submitted from Osage tribal members and chosen at random by a volunteer from the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Tulsa. The LWV has agreed to host all three debates. This is their third consecutive election year to assist the News staff.

January 27, 2014

Company will conduct March 10 primary and June 2 general elections

TrueBallot Inc., has once again been selected as the election company to conduct the 2014 Osage Nation government elections after being selected by the ON Election Board.

The Washington, D.C.-based company conducted the Nation’s 2010 and 2012 elections and will provide election services again for this year’s primary and general elections slated for March 10 and June 2 respectively.

January 8, 2014

Check back to www.osagenews.org for updates regarding the election and interested candidates who filed. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get breaking news and updates.

Today Jan. 8 is the filing deadline for Osages interested in running for office of Principal Chief or Assistant Principal Chief.

Interested Osages have until 4:30 p.m. to file candidacy papers and pay filing fees with the Osage Nation Election Office at 608 Kihekah in Pawhuska.

January 8, 2014

Osage News will host a debate for the Primary Election candidates on Feb. 1 at the Hominy Co-Op building; Debate will be live streamed

Nine candidates have filed for the Osage Nation’s first Primary Election, set for March 10.

The four Osages running for Principal Chief are Osage Congressman Geoffrey Standing Bear, Margo Gray, Principal Chief John Red Eagle and Tom Boone.