An emotional Reyn Leno announced during the Wednesday, May 31, Tribal Council meeting that he will not seek re-election in 2017, ending 21 years of service on Tribal Council.
Leno, whose seventh consecutive three-year term on Tribal Council ends in September, said he will be on a plane to Hawaii with his grandchildren when Tribal Council candidates are nominated on Sunday, June 25. Leno, 66, was first elected to Tribal Council in September 1996.
He served as Tribal Council vice chair for 11 years before being elevated to Tribal Council chair by his fellow council members in September 2012. His 21 years on Tribal Council is the most of any Tribal member who has been elected by the membership since 1983’s Restoration. -
Read the full announcement, with no mention of the disenrollment failure here