In this Nov. 11, 2011 file photo, Foxwoods Resorts Casino and MGM Grand at Foxwoods buildings loom behind a barn in Mashantucket, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
Updated: Monday, 05 Nov 2012, 11:01 AM EST
Published : Monday, 05 Nov 2012, 11:01 AM EST
MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (AP) — Rodney Butler has been elected to a second term as chairman of the tribe that owns and operates the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut.
Butler was re-elected to the seven-member council in Mashantucket Pequot tribal elections on Sunday.
He was first elected in 2009 around the time it became clear the tribe was going to default on more than $2 billion of casino debt.
Butler said in a written statement that his re-election along with two other incumbents, Steven Thomas and Crystal M. Whipple, is a reflection of the tribe's accomplishments over the last three years.
The tribe announced last month that creditors signed on to its plan to restructure $2.2 billion in debt.