The Swinomish Indian Senate is the official governing body of the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community and consists of 11 members who are elected to five-year terms. The principal Tribal Officers (Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary, and Treasurer) are elected from this 11-member group and serve a four-year term.
The purpose and mission of the Swinomish Senate is to protect and enhance the quality of the lives of all of its members by providing a combination of economic opportunities and a safety net of social services; to protect the culture and traditional practices of the Swinomish people; to respect and protect the spirit of the ancestors that have gone before and the future generations to come; to exercise the powers of self-government secured by the Treaty of Point Elliott; to protect and preserve the Tribe's reservation homeland; to protect the Tribe's treaty rights both on and off of the Reservation; and to provide a safe and healthy environment for everyone living on and participating in the activities of the Swinomish.
|Brian Cladoosby, Chairman||2010-2015|
|Barbara James, Vice Chair||2013-2018|
|Steve Edwards, Treasurer||2012-2017|
|Sophie Bailey, Secretary||2010-2015|
|Chester Cayou, Jr.||2010-2014|