Tex Hall seeks re-election as Three Affiliated Tribes chairman
NEW TOWN, N.D. - The chairman of the Three Affiliated Tribes, who is under investigation for business dealings with a man implicated in a murder-for-hire, has filed for another four-year term.
Tex Hall is among 10 candidates who filed before Thursday’s deadline, and among the contenders is Marcus Levings, the incumbent Hall beat four years ago.
All candidates will go into the September primary, when the field will be narrowed to the top two for the November general election.
Hall has been a charismatic and controversial leader during four years of unprecedented oil wealth and development for the tribe and individual allottees. An investigation ordered by the council into his private and tribal business dealings with James Henrikson and Henrikson’s various companies is said to be complete, though it has not yet been made public. Henrikson remains in custody on various weapons charges.
Besides Hall and Levings, other candidates for the chairman spot are Damon Williams, Lane Voco, Louis Kenneth Hall, Edmund Baker, Doreen Lyons, Randy Phelan, Waylon Good Left and Mark Fox.