ADA — Chickasaw Nation Election Secretary Rita Loder announced today that Donna Hartman won the runoff election for Pickens District Seat 2 of the tribal legislature.

Hartman, of Overbrook, received 1,219 votes, for 60 percent of the total votes cast in her defeat of Ardmore resident Randy Neasbitt.

Neasbitt tallied 819 votes.

Hartman and Neasbitt qualified for the runoff as the top two candidates in the special election for the seat vacated by the death of Mitch Sperry of Ardmore.

In that election, Hartman received 542 votes, or 24.4 percent, while Neasbitt received 435 votes, or 19.59 percent.

Hartman will be sworn into office 1:30 p.m. Tuesday April 18 in the conference room of the Chickasaw Nation Headquarters Building, 520 East Arlington, Ada, Oklahoma.

Hartman will serve the remaining term of office which expires September 2008.

For more information, contact Loder at (580) 310-6475 or toll free at (888) 661-0137.