New Leadership Delivering Results for Our Community

Hello, everyone!


I am Richard Applebee and I am married to Marilee Applebee who teaches English at Seneca High School. I have 3 adult children, Zach, Cari, and Dakota and 2 wonderful grandchildren Olivia and Liam. I currently run a Computer Consulting business in Seneca. I was born and raised in Seneca and have spent time in Iowa and Nebraska. My life has been centered around public service and my experiences have given me the leadership skills to succeed in the role as Mayor of Seneca. I am a veteran of the U.S. Air Force having served 8 years as an Intelligence Specialist, Nuclear Weapons Targeting Specialist, and Computer Systems Analyst. I was a distinguished graduate of the NCO Academy and Top Graduate of the NCO Leadership Academy. I was a Boy Scout Leader for over a dozen years in Seneca and I am currently a mentor for around 15 4th and 5th graders. I served 10 years on the Seneca High School Board, 6 of them as Vice-President. For the last 4 years I have been serving as the Commissioner of Public Health and Safety of the Village of Seneca.

I would be honored to serve you and my hometown, the Village of Seneca.