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Steve Edwards tabbed as new Swinomish Tribal Senate chair

After a crossroads election that marked the end of an era, the Swinomish Tribal Senate on Monday selected a tested leader to guide the 11-member panel on the path ahead.

Steve “Rudy” Edwards, who has served as Tribal recreation director among other key roles, was the Senate’s choice to succeed Brian Cladoosby as its chairman.

Cladoosby, who had chaired the Swinomish Senate for more than two decades and was widely recognized as a prominent national voice in the Native American community, was defeated for re-election in stunning fashion last month by 27-year-old Alana Quintasket, who studied at...


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