NewsArizona News


Navajo President Jonathan Nez says he'll seek reelection

Navajo President's Race
Posted at 6:13 AM, Apr 26, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-26 09:13:55-04

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez says he'll seek a second term in office.

Nez's term as the tribe's top elected leader has been dominated by the coronavirus pandemic.

He announced a reelection bid over the weekend from his hometown of Shonto.

He highlighted his administration's handling of COVID-19 and says he wants to ensure that plans to rebuild the economy, and extend power and water lines continue.

A handful of others have said they'll seek the position.

The deadline for presidential hopefuls to file for the job is May 4. The primary election is in August.