UPDATE: The nominations for Jesse Allen and Rebecca Stone have passed committee. No appointments are official until approved through full council.
By Lani Hansen, Reporter
OKMULGEE, Oklahoma– Chief David Hill releases nominations of cabinet members to serve with him through his current term.
Business, Finance and Justice Committee has six nominations listed to serve. Terra Branson-Thomas has been nominated to serve as Secretary of the Nation and Commerce and is sponsored by National Council Rep. William Lowe. Clay A. Darnell has been nominated to serve as the Controller and is sponsored by Rep. James Jennings.
Representative Patrick Freeman is sponsoring the nomination of Gregory Anderson as the Chief of Staff.
National Council Rep. Robert Hufft is sponsoring the nominations of Roger Wiley for Attorney General, Dana Deere for Tax Commissioner and Robert Hawkins for Chief of the Lighthorse Administration.
Health, Education and Welfare Committee has four nominations listed to serve. Rep. Joyce Deer sponsored nominations of Shawn Terry as the Secretary of Health and Kellen Bible as the Office of the Veterans Affairs Services Administrator.
Monte Randall was nominated to serve as the Secretary of Education, Employment and Training and is being sponsored by Rep. Anna Marshall. Carmin Tecumseh-Williams was nominated to serve as the Secretary of Community and Human Services and is sponsored by Speaker Randall Hicks.
Land, Natural Resources and Cultural Preservation Committee has two nominations to serve both of whom are being sponsored by Rep. Thomasene Yahola Osborn. Jesse Allen has been nominated to serve as the Secretary of Interior Affairs and Rebecca Stone has been nominated to serve as the Secretary of Housing.
Mvsoke Media will follow these nominations through committee, pre-agenda and full council as we receive more information.