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Pechanga Elections Held, Chairman Macarro Re-Elected

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Mark Macarro
The Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians today announced the results of Tribal Council elections held Saturday, July 19, 2008. 

Incumbent Tribal Chairman Mark Macarro, 44, was re-elected to another two-year term. Also re-elected to Tribal Council were Marc Luker, Ken Perez, Russell "Butch" Murphy, Mark Calac, and Donna Barron. Newly elected to the council was Gabriel Pico.  

"I am deeply grateful for the support and confidence of the Pechanga people," said Chairman Macarro.  "Our Tribe has overcome numerous challenges and seized several opportunities for the betterment of our people.  We will continue to strengthen the institutions of tribal government and continue to create opportunities for future generations."  

The Pechanga Band holds elections for the seven-member Tribal Council every two years. Tribal citizens over the age of 18 have the right to vote in Pechanga elections. 

About the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians

The Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians is a federally recognized tribal government located next to Temecula, California. The Tribe owns and operates the award-winning Pechanga Resort & Casino. Pechanga directly employs more than 5,000 individuals through its economic activities.   

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