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Buu Nygren, vice president pick for Joe Shirley Jr., has never felt like he wasn’t Navajo.

The 23rd Navajo Nation Council on Sept. 4 unanimously adopted the $767 million fiscal 2019 budget accompanied by 25 amendments.

For nearly 30 years the salary for the Navajo Nation president has been set at $55,000 and for the vice president at $45,000.

If candidate Jonathan Nez receives the numbers in the general election that he did in the primary, he will be handing the vice-president job to Myron Lizer.

Buu Nygren attended Joe Shirley Jr.’s announcement of his running mate on Tuesday with the intention of just showing support.

WINDOW ROCK The unofficial results of the Navajo Nation Primary Election held Aug. 28, 2018,  are as follows. Navajo Nation

Everything happens for a reason, said presidential candidate Joe Shirley Jr. late Tuesday afternoon after the Shirley campaign learned that original vice-president choice Peter Deswood III was ineligible to hold a Navajo Nation office.

Candidate for president Jonathan Nez named business owner Myron Lizer as his vice president pick Tuesday afternoon.

Candidate for president Joe Shirley Jr. announced Peter Deswood III as his vice-president pick.

Primary voters choose females for 4 Council seats