Connie Barker, Marietta, is the winner of the runoff election for the Pickens District Seat 2 of the Chickasaw Legislature.


Connie Barker, Marietta, is the winner of the runoff election for the Pickens District Seat 2 of the Chickasaw Legislature.


Chickasaw Nation Election Secretary Rita Loder announced the election results late Tuesday afternoon, saying Barker had defeated incumbent Donna Hartman, Overbrook, by taking 57 percent of the vote total. Barker received 1,205 votes, over Hartman’s  900 votes.


The runoff election was required after none of the three candidates in the July 29 general election received more than 50 percent of the vote.


Katie Case, Ada, won election to Pontotoc District Seat 3 in the only other contested seat in the general election. Incumbent legislators Dean McManus, Ada, and Steven Woods, Sulphur, were also unchallenged. Elected officials will take the oath of office 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1.