From the January/February 2021 issue of the Rincon Voice
The Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians rang in the New Year with a new addition to the Council, following an election where three seats were up for nominations. The seats that were up for election were chairperson, vice-chairperson and a council seat. The Rincon Tribal elections were held on December 12, 2020 at the Rincon Government Center.
Bo Mazzetti was re-elected for another 2-year term as Chairman, making this his sixth consecutive term. He has been serving as Chairman of the tribe for fourteen years, since 2007. This is a very exciting year for Chairman Mazzetti; he has high hopes for the future and many things planned for the tribe.
“I am honored that my people allowed me to serve as their Chairman again for another term,” stated Chairman Bo Mazzetti. “I look forward to continuing many of the projects the council has initiated over the past year. I am optimistic about the coming year and the path back to normal day to day living for everyone. I also look forward to developing and exchanging opportunities with our surrounding communities.”
Tishmall Turner was also re-elected as Vice-Chairwoman for her third consecutive term. She is a hard-working, dedicated and kind individual who is focused on the tribe.
Joseph Linton has been elected to serve on the tribal council, this will be his first term. He ran against three other candidates for the council seat.
“As a member of the Council and the Culture Committee, I am dedicated to helping the people of Rincon. I would like to thank the tribal members for the opportunity to represent and serve Rincon. It is a pleasure and honor to be selected as the newest council member,” stated Councilmember Joe Linton.
The Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians is governed by a 5-member council, which is elected by the general membership. Each individual serves for two years before being up for re-election.