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San Manuel swears in chairwoman

Newly elected Business Committee members were sworn in by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians as the new tribal officers began their new, 2-year terms this week. Chairwoman Lynn Valbuena was elected by acclamation while Latisha Casas was elected to the office of treasurer.

Entering her third consecutive term, Valbuena has been in tribal politics more than 40 years. She remains active in state and national Native American affairs over a career that began in 1974 with her first role as San Manuel housing commissioner providing oversight for the housing program on the reservation.


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