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15 candidates for president face questions at 1st forum

Fifteen of the 18 candidates for Navajo Nation president spoke at Monday night’s election forum at Navajo Technical University. And some people weren’t impressed with any of them.

Now that 18 candidates for Navajo Nation president were certified Monday by the Navajo Election Administration, the next order of business was to draw the candidates’ names to determine in what order they will appear on the ballot.

After an attempted addendum and a thinly veiled accusation of pork-barreling, the Navajo Nation Council’s Budget and Finance Committee voted unanimously to appropriate $12 million from the Sihasin Fund for road projects over the next three years.

And then there were 18.

With a record 19 men and women vying to become the next president of the Navajo Nation, the big question is who are the favorites?

President Russell Begaye’s fifth chief of staff in three years has resigned.

Joins mix including Begaye, Shirley, Shepherd

Christopher Clark Deschene, the second-highest vote-getter in the 2014 primary election for Navajo Nation president, announced today he will not be running in 2018.

As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, five men and one woman have filed with the Navajo Election Administration for the upcoming election for president.