My name is Callie Bowden, and I have been eager to announce that I am seeking re-election for the Quapaw Nation Vice-Chair position. I am a proud mother of two children and currently reside on a portion of my family's allotted land in Quapaw, Oklahoma. I am also the proud daughter of Sharon Shapp Blalock, a direct decedent of Mary "Mi-Hah-Sa" Stafford, also known as Widow Stafford. I received my Associate's from Northeastern A&M Oklahoma College, my Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Missouri Southern State University, and my Master of Jurisprudence in Indian Law at the Tulsa University College of Law.
When I first ran for this position, I stated the following: "I want to use my education, expertise, and integrity to ensure the continued success of the tribe. I am a leader, not a follower and my ultimate goal is to strengthen the structure of our current government, become even more self-sufficient through our businesses, and to serve all Quapaw people. I want to ensure all of us Quapaw Tribal Members have a strong future ahead of us!". I still uphold every aspect of this statement and work towards it daily. I would be greatly honored to serve as your Vice-Chair again.
This election has a record-breaking number of candidates in it. At this time, I would like to stress the significance of your vote. Your vote is so important; it could be the tie-breaking tally for your candidate. Absentee voters, get your information in the mail as soon as possible to avoid any delivery delays. When I served on the Election Committee, it would sadden me each year to see the absentee envelopes that made it a day too late, and that was pre-COVID. Please vote and vote early.
I am just a text, phone call, or email away. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, and I look forward to hearing from you.