District 7 incumbent Mark Johnson re-elected, Tribal budget approved

District 7 incumbent Mark Johnson was re-elected to represent Tribal members in the northern portions of California, Nevada and Utah. A descendant of the Vieux and Johnson families, Johnson has served the Tribal legislature since he was elected in 2010. Johnson received 91 votes while his opponent, Browning Neddeau, received 59. Johnson has more than Read More »

District 7 – Mark Johnson: May 2018

Bozho nikan (Hello friend), I would like to take a minute and thank Chairman Barrett for his column last month. Last year’s fire season in California was the roughest one of my 38-year career. I am blessed to have a career that I love. It is what I have wanted to do since I was Read More »

Meet the District 7 candidates

Bozho nikan (Hello friends), With this year’s election rapidly approaching, I was asked if I would like to write a final statement to you, the voters who will decide on who will represent you in District 7 over the next four years. One question from the 2014 election has stayed with me over the years: Read More »

Candidates for CPN Legislative District 7 – 2018 Tribal Elections

Johnson lines up another District 7 seat run In the year’s only contested legislative session, District 7 incumbent Mark Johnson is running for a third term in office against challenger Browning Neddeau. Johnson first successfully ran in 2010 before winning re-election in 2014. Responding to inquiries as a representative for the Citizen Potawatomi Nation members Read More »

Meet the candidates for CPN Legislative District 7 – 2018 Tribal Elections

Each year, Citizen Potawatomi Nation holds elections for seats in the tribal legislature. Legislative terms are staggered, meaning a certain number of seats are always on the ballot. This method means a wholesale turnover of representatives is impossible and keeps continuity and institutional knowledge in the elected government body. District 7 Legislator Mark Johnson has Read More »

Mark Johnson Q&A

What does it mean to you to be a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation?  “It is at the core of who I am as a person. I was raised with the stories of our proud people and of thestruggles of our family. I was raised to respect our culture and heritage, and to serve Read More »

District 7 incumbent Mark Johnson carrying on family tradition

Serving as a representative for any legislative body can be a challenging role. But being a legislative representative for a government as unique as the Citizen Potawatomi Nation is a test all on its own. With tribal members scattered across the United States, legislators outside Oklahoma face enormous logistical challenges in getting tribal members services Read More »

Candidates set for June 2014 tribal election: District 7 preview

Citizen Potawatomi in the Western sections of the U.S. will choose legislators in the June tribal election at the 2014 Family Reunion Festival. Vice Chairman Linda Capps, Secretary-Treasurer D. Wayne Trousdale, District 5 Legislator Gene Lambert and District 6 Legislator Rande Payne all will be running unopposed. In-person voting will commence June 28 during the Read More »