Mark Macarro, 50, was re-elected to his tenth consecutive two-year term as chairman of the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians on July 19 according to a tribal press release.
Also re-elected to the Tribal Council were Andrew Masiel Sr.; Robert “RJ” Munoa; Russell “Butch” Murphy; Catalina R. Chacon; and Corrina Garbani-Sanchez. Former Councilman Marc Luker was also elected to the Tribal Council. The new Tribal Council term will begin August 17, 2014.
The Tribal Council is responsible for setting policies, administering government programs and executing the will of the Pechanga General Membership. Macarro and the tribal council are charged with upholding and enforcing the Constitution and Bylaws of the Pechanga Band.
“It is a privilege and honor to have the faith of the Pechanga people in being elected to serve another term. The protection of and advocacy for Pechanga's sovereignty and homeland is a responsibility entrusted to every tribal council member by the Pechanga people," Chairman Macarro stated in the release.