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VOTE FOR ERIC R. LOCKLEAR - CANDIDATE FOR TRIBAL COUNCIL DISTRICT 7

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Candidate for LTNC Tribal District 7

When I was asked to endorse this candidate, I paused and thought ‘really, you want my support’? After much deliberation, I realized that I’m probably the best person to give this endorsement since I’ve known the candidate for Lumbee Tribal Council, Eric R. Locklear, since pre-school.

Mr. Locklear was born and raised in Pembroke, North Carolina – home of the Lumbee Tribe. Upon graduation from Guilford College and a Masters in Education from North Carolina State, he spent his career with the American Indian Tribal Government Administration in Washington, DC. Working with this federal government agency, he was able to gain a network, as well as, a national perspective on tribal affairs, which will be beneficial in the Lumbee Tribe obtaining federal recognition.

Mr. Locklear returned to Robeson County in 2007. His tireless commitment to the community is evident by the challenges he submits to the tribe, as well as, his editorials to the local public…