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Joy Hofmeister Endorsed by Five Largest Tribes in Oklahoma for First Time in History

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For the first time in history, the five largest Native American tribes in Oklahoma are uniting to endorse Joy Hofmeister in the Oklahoma governor’s race.

The Cherokee, Chickasaw, Muscogee, Choctaw, and Seminole nations are endorsing Hofmeister, saying “Joy Hofmeister recognizes that we all want the same things: safe communities, a strong economy, a stable workforce, well-funded education, investments in our infrastructure, and a continued focus on health and wellness, family, and community.”.”

According to Cherokee National Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr., the endorsement will mark the first time the state’s five largest tribes have coordinated a collective endorsement of a gubernatorial candidate.

Among his many failures and corruption, Kevin Stitt has refused to work with tribal governments. Hoskin called Stitt “the most anti-Native American governor in state history.” 

“This historic endorsement is part of the broad coalition of business leaders, elected officials, and Tribal Nations supporting Joy Hofmeister,” said DGA Deputy Communications Director Sam Newton. “Hofmeister is bringing together Oklahomans who believe it’s time for better leadership in the governor’s office. As governor, she’ll put politics and divisions aside to build a better Oklahoma by strengthening schools, ending corruption, and getting the economy back on track.”