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Yazzie Wins Shiprock Chapter Primary, Smith Comes in Second

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The incumbent president of the Shiprock Chapter of the Navajo Nation will have a chance to seek a second term.

The Farmington Daily-Times reports that Duane "Chili" Yazzie garnered nearly 38 percent of the vote to finish first in Tuesday’s primary. Also qualifying for the general-election race was Dan Smith, who finished second with 23 percent. Three other candidates did not make the November ballot.

Gail Binkly is a career journalist who has worked for the Colorado Springs Gazette and Cortez Journal. She is currently a freelance writer as well as the editor of the Four Corners Free Press, based in Cortez.
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