Anderson sworn in as new Choctaw chief
CHOCTAW — Phyliss Anderson has been officially sworn in as the first female chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.
The event took place today at the Tribal Council Hall at the reservation in Neshoba County.
After an inaugural parade, Anderson was to repeat the oath in a ceremony inside The Arena at Golden Moon Casino.
In last month’s election, Anderson got 56 percent of the vote, receiving 2,139 votes to 1,602 for outgoing chief Beasley Denson and 76 for Shirley Berg.
Anderson had won an earlier runoff against Denson, but it was thrown out because of alleged voting irregularities in the 10-candidate primary.
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