Lolma. My name is Leroy Sumatzkuku, and I am the son of Betty Jane and the late Norman Sumatzkuku. I come from a large family of 10 siblings who are from the Village of Moenkopi (Upper). My clan is Dawawungwa and my father is Iswungwa. I am a life long resident of the Village of Moenkopi (Upper). My wife, Rebecca Sumatzkuku, and I have a family of five who we love and care for. We have four sons and one daughter. With their strong support and abundance of encouragement, I am announcing my candidacy for Vice Chairman of the Hopi Tribe.
I pledged honesty and integrity in the two years that I have served as a Hopi Tribal Council representative and will continue to pledge honesty and integrity as the Vice Chairman. My interest will always be for the Good of the Order. I will work diligently to assist our Hopi/Tewa people in ensuring that they receive what they deserve for the future.
In taking my Oath of Office, when I was elected for Hopi Tribal Council representative, I took the Oath of Office serious and have and will stand by the Hopi Constitution and Bylaws of the Hopi Tribe. I also believe in the democratic form of government, where the government belongs to the people in which they will be a participant of.
I have supported the advancement of improved conditions for the Hopi/Tewa people. I will continue to support, represent and speak for the Hopi/Tewa people in all matters that will engage in constructive, important, and positive results for the welfare of the tribe.
I believe that my tenure as a council representative has prepared me to fulfill the Office of the Vice Chairman. I will attend each meeting called, and I understand that a prominent vote will enhance the credibility and commitment to the Hopi/Tewa people, who I will serve.
In my life as a proud parent and Hopi tribal member, I have committed to living to one cause above all - to provide a positive, constructive and encouraging improvement of conditions for all. That is the same loyalty I will bring when elected Vice Chairman of the Hopi Tribe.
My service is dedicated to dignified representation of you, the Hopi/Tewa people. I not only ask for your vote, I further ask that you allow me to be your voice in all matters that are crucial and fundamental to you, the Hopi/Tewa people.
I thank you in advance for your support and hope that you continue to provide your support, as we are all aiming for one common goal, that is to restore our democracy in the Hopi Tribal Government.
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