Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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Thomas Williston swearing in DURANT, Okla. - Thomas Williston is sworn into office by tribal judge David Burrage on Nov. 29 at the tribal complex in Durant. Williston was elected to fill the vacancy left when District 1 Councilman Hap Ward passed away Aug. 3. A special election was held Oct. 30 and required a run-off between Williston and Matilda Paxton. He received 51.6 percent of the votes in the Nov. 20 run-off.

Williston will fulfill the remainder of this term, which runs until the next regular election in July 2011.