PEMBROKE — Lumbee Tribal Chairman Paul Brooks held off a strong challenge from former Chairman Jimmy Goins on Tuesday to hold onto his seat as tribal chairman.
Brooks received 2,559 votes, or 52 percent of the total votes cast. Goins received 2,042, or 42 percent of the votes cast.
A third candidate, Lynn Bruce Jacobs, received 298 votes, or 6 percent of total votes cast.
Seven seats on the Tribal Council were also filled on Tuesday. Districts and winners include:
— District 1, Evan Davenport
— District 4, Jonathan Locklear
— District 5 , Bobby Dean Oxendine
— District 7, Robert Chavis
— District 9, Anita Hammonds Blanks
— District 10, Terry Collins
— District 14, Homer Fields