Unofficial special election results shows Begay winning a second time

Navajo Times | Adron Gardner
Campaign signs lead to the chapter house during a special election in Twin Lakes Tuesday.


A special election was held Tuesday to select a council delegate for District 16.

This was the district that was represented by Mel Begay who was forced to step down when he was convicted of misusing tribal discretionary funds. In a special election last fall Steven Begay won the election, but that victory was overturned by the Navajo Supreme Court in December.

In the new election, Begay won handily receiving 1,020 unofficial votes, followed by Peterson Yazzie with 402, Harrison Plummer with 259 and Notah Benally with 130.

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Bill Donovan

Bill Donovan has been writing about the Navajo Nation government since 1971 and for the Navajo Times since 1976. He is currently semi-retired and is living in Torrance, California, and continues to report for the Navajo Times.