Hopi Tribe Elects New Chairman

November 21, 2013

The vice chairman of the Hopi Tribe has been elected its new chairman. 

The election results remain unofficial, but Herman Honanie will take the oath of office next month. He succeeds Le Roy Shingoitewa, who failed to make it past the primary election.

Honanie got 58 percent of the vote on Wednesday to beat out former Vice Chairman Todd Honyaoma Sr. Turnout topped the previous general election, with 1,775 Hopis casting ballots.

Honanie has worked for the tribe more than 30 years including as its health director. He said he will seek members’ advice on the best ways to deliver services.

Alfred Lomahquahu Jr. won the race for vice chairman of the tribe.