TAHLEQUAH, Okla. -- According to certified results, Natalie Fullbright and Bryan Warner will face each other in the July 25 runoff election for the Cherokee Nation's Dist. 6 Tribal Council seat.

According to certified results of the June 27 general election, Fullbright received 44.11 percent of the votes with 618, while Warner garnered 35.76 percent with 501 votes.

The Cherokee Phoenix attempted to contact Fullbright but was unsuccessful.

Warner said he is "proud and humbled" to be in a runoff race for Dist. 6. He added that it has been hard work to get to where he's at and he will continue to work hard for the seat.

"We plan on continuing to work hard, I think it's important as a potential council member to work hard," he said. "Then if you're left to be elected, that's when the real work starts."

He also extended his appreciation to all of the CN citizens who cast their votes for him.

"One thing like I've always told all of them is it's a group effort, and I feel like I want them to be part of this process because if I'm elected I'll continue to inform and have the citizens be aware of everything, use their ideas with mine to do the best job possible," he said.

Dist. 6 covers the eastern part of Sequoyah County.

Brian Keith McCoy came in third with 11.85 percent or 166 votes, and Ron Goff came in fourth with 8.28 percent or 116 votes.

Runoff absentee ballots will be mailed out on July 13-14.

The EC met on June 29 to certify the results from the general election.

Candidates who are successful in their races are set to be sworn into office on Aug. 14.