CATTARAUGUS TERRITORY SENECA NATION The Seneca Nation of Indians held its official Canvass Day Swearing-In Ceremony Tuesday at the Seneca Gaming & Entertainment center in Irving.
Barry E. Snyder Sr. was sworn in for his fifth term as president. Rodney Pierce was sworn in as Treasurer and Geraldine Huff as Clerk. Snyder has held several elected positions over his 50 year political career including four terms as president, treasurer, tribal councilor and economic development chair.
"Our mission has been and always will be to ensure the total welfare, health, and well-being of all members of our great Seneca Nation," said President Snyder. "I promise you an open and inclusive government by the people. We as a Nation have faced and overcome great adversity. And there is no doubt there will be challenging times to come. Now is the time to renew our faith. The Seneca Nation, will be successful as we move forward as one."
"President Barry Snyder Sr. is the only Seneca today with the experience, skills and vision to reverse the negative impacts of the past two years and keep us moving forward as a traditional and strong Seneca Nation," said Pierce. "Failure is not an option and I am honored to serve with him."
Other elected officials sworn into office included:
Councillors: Linda Doxtator, Shelley Huff, Morris Abrams, Arlene Bova, Kevin Printup, Mike Williams, Jeffrey Gill and Christina Jimerson.
Chief Marshals: Keith White Sr. and Kara John
Marshals: Lance Cooper, Darby Leroy, Diana Maybee, David Isaac, Clifford Pierce, and Randy White
Assessors: Stanley Jimerson, Terry Nephew, David Pierce, Brenda Redeye, Sally Huff and Ronald Kenjockety .
Highway Commissioners: Elmer Logan and Jason John
Poormasters: Llona Leroy and Rae Lynn George