Barry Snyder won the hotly contested six-way race for Seneca Nation President and will lead the Seneca Nation for the next two years.
It is Snyder's fifth term as Seneca Nation president.
"Nya-Weh. I want to thank the Seneca people for once again believing that leadership of our Nation is by the people," said Snyder. "The past two years have broken the spirit and confidence that our people have in Seneca political leadership. We will not look back but we will move forward with an open and transparent government that will enable us to continue to protect and grow our economic sovereignty and our traditional values and culture."
Rod Pierce from the Allegany territory was elected to serve as the nation's treasurer and Geraldine Huff was elected clerk.
Barry Snyder received 929 votes over Richard E. Nephew, who received 704 votes. A total of 2,636 Seneca voters turned out at the polls on the Cattaraugus and Allegany territories on Tuesday. Pierce received 1,106 votes for treasurer with Robert Porter receiving 786 votes.
Elected to the four Cattaraugus Councilor seats are: Jeff Gill, Christina Jimerson, Linda Doxtator and Shelley Huff. The four Allegany Council seats were won by: Morris Abrams, Arlene Bova, Kevin Printup, and Mike Williams.
From the Cattaraugus Territory, Keith White Sr., was elected as chief marshal; Lance Cooper, Darby Leroy and Diana Maybee elected as marshals; Stanley Jimerson, Terry Nephew and David Pierce elected as assessors; Elmer Logan as highway commissioner and Llona Leroy will serve as poormaster.
From the Allegany Territory, Kara John was elected as chief marshal; David Isaac, Clifford Pierce and Randy White as marshals; Brenda Redeye, Sally Huff and Ronald Kenjockety as assessors; Jason John as highway commissioner, and Rae Lynn George as poormaster.