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SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Bobby L. Barrett has been re-elected as Chairman of the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians. In voting that took place Saturday, tribal members elected the 44 year-old Barrett to a second two year term as Tribal Chairman. The following officials were also elected to two year terms on the Tribal Council:
Vice Chairman: Robert Welch, Jr.
Secretary: Diana Aguilar
Treasurer: John Christman
Councilmember: Virginia Christman
Councilmember: Greybuck Espinoza
Councilmember: Tim Bactad
Chairman-elect Barrett said, “I am deeply honored that tribal members have placed their confidence and trust in me for a second term. I humbly follow in the footsteps of the many other tribal leaders who have led our people for tens of thousands of years. Over that time, we have seen many challenges and much suffering, but also much opportunity and success. I am committed to leading our people further down the path of success, even as we face the current economic downturn and other uncertainties. I also commit to our non-tribal neighbors that Viejas will continue to work with them and build upon the positive relationships that have been mutually-beneficial for our communities, both on and off the reservation.”
A date for the new council’s inauguration will be scheduled.
Viejas Tribal Government
Robert Scheid (619) 922-9736
About Viejas Indians
The Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians is a sovereign Nation whose people have inhabited the San Diego County area for thousands of years.
The 1,600 acre Viejas Indian Reservation is located near Alpine, California, approximately 35 miles east of San Diego. Viejas Enterprises operates the tribe’s business entities, including the Viejas Casino; Viejas Outlet Center; Viejas Entertainment & Production; Three Fires LLC and Four Fires LLC, two partnerships that have developed hotels in Washington, D.C. and Sacramento, California; Borrego Springs Bank; three radio stations and two RV parks. For more information, visit www.viejasbandofkumeyaay.org