First African American treasurer to take office in Uniontown sworn in

First African American treasurer to take office in Uniontown sworn in

UNIONTOWN, pa. — The first African American treasurer to take office in Uniontown was sworn in on Monday.

It was standing room only and some even drove an hour away just to see Antoinette Hodge step into her new role.

The ceremony comes after Hodge said white city officials prevented her from being sworn in at a ceremony last week.

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The cities director of finance, who was there, told Channel 11 he wants his side of the story out there.

“Nothing racial was said. This has turned into a racial issue when it was not, not in defamed all over the country for doing my job," Martin Gatti said.

Watch more from the ceremony and hear from Hodge in the video above.

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