Vinton Hawley during the signing of Senate Bill 375 in 2017, which allowed for negotiations about the use and sale of medical marijuana on tribal lands in Nevada.
Gov. Brian Sandoval (Center) after the signing of Senate Bill 375.
The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe council election will take place on Saturday, December 26th, in Nixon, Nevada.
Tribal service is more than a job to me, it’s more than a title. The position of Chairman allows me to be fully engaged with my tribal community and help shape a better future.”
— Vinton Hawley
RENO, NEVADA, UNITED STATES, December 18, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Respected and accomplished Native leader and former Chairman of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe (PLPT) Vinton Hawley is running for reelection in 2020. Hawley is known for his tribal leadership and advocacy work with an extensive public service record as the President of the Executive Board of the Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada, and as Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the National Indian Health Board. He has also served on the Secretary’s Tribal Advisory Committee and testified before Congress on health and funding, and before the Senate Committee of Indian Affairs.
Tribal government for the PLPT includes a Tribal Council of ten members who are elected biannually in December for two-year terms. After winning the Chairman seat in 2016, Hawley was defeated by Anthony J. Sampson, Sr. in the 2018 election. After a tumultuous year where the COVID-19 pandemic took center stage, Hawley decided it was time to return to tribal politics.
“It wasn’t an easy decision, but I believe candidates should possess a willingness to change. The willingness to become different and improve one’s current situation. This is a process and requires adaptation and the ability to harness progressive thinking towards an overall end