TAHLEQUAH — Cherokee Nation citizen Randy Campbell was sworn into office as the newest member of the Cherokee Nation Election Commission Monday.
Campbell, of Tulsa, was appointed by Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker to a four-year term that will conclude Oct. 1, 2021.
“I’m pleased to appoint Randy Campbell to the Cherokee Nation Election Commission,” Baker said. “Randy has tremendous experience in organizational management, which will be beneficial to the Election Commission.”
Campbell retired in 2007 after spending 35 years with the Teamsters Local Union 253 in Tulsa, where he served as president and business manager. He also served on the executive board of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organization.
“It’s an honor that my Chief and the rest of the board would ask me to be involved and take this position on,” Campbell said. “I hope I can fulfill their expectations and plan to do a great job.”
The Cherokee Nation Election Commission is a five-member board. Two positions are appointed by the Principal Chief, and two positions are appointed by the Tribal Council. The four commissioners appointed by the Principal Chief and Tribal Council then select a fifth member.
In addition to Campbell, current board members of the Cherokee Nation Election Commission include Chairperson Shawna Calico, Secretary Martha Calico, Carolyn Allen and Pamela Sellers.