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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 05:48 PM
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First time ever a woman has made the runoff for president of Navajo Nation
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/1110AP_Navajo_Pr...

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. -- For the first time, a woman has been chosen as one of two candidates facing off for the presidency of the Navajo Nation, whose reservation is the largest in the country.

With unofficial results in from all but one of the tribe's 110 chapters Wednesday, current President Joe Shirley Jr. finished had 28 percent, followed by challenger Lynda Lovejoy of Crownpoint, N.M., with 22 percent, putting the two into a runoff election.

Frank Dayish Jr., currently the tribe's vice president, was third at 17 percent, followed by eight other candidates.

"The results show people want a change in the way our government is functioning," said Lovejoy, a member of the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission.

The results still have to be certified by tribal elections officials, expected within 30 days. The top two finishers will face each other in the general election.

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politicat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 05:49 PM
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1. I hope she makes it. It's time for Shirley to retire. N/T
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 05:53 PM
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2. I wish her well!
I was well-acquainted with the Navajo community, including their government, from when I lived in northern Arizona. All of the Navajo women I met and worked with are strong and intelligent, and it is time one of them had a fair chance at the post. :thumbsup:
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electron_blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 05:53 PM
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3. hooray!
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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:07 PM
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4. I'm 1/4 cherokee male

I think it's great. (My wife told me to say that) Just kidding. :-)

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Control-Z Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:54 PM
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5. I'm 100% female
I'm behind her (but wanted to top you) :evilgrin: also just kidding
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