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Navajo lawmaker Joshua Lavar Butler announces run in Arizona





Joshua Lavar Butler
Joshua Lavar Butler

Navajo Nation Council delegate Joshua Lavar Butler announced his campaign for the Arizona Legislature.

Butler is vying for one of two seats in House District 7. The district includes the Navajo Nation, the Hopi Reservation and the Hualapai Reservation.

“There comes a time when you know your advocacy is needed at the next level,” Butler said in a press release. “Our legislative district needs a stronger voice at our state capitol, our state leaders need to hear more about issues important to our district, issues important to rural Arizona.”

Butler is wrapping up a four-year term on the Navajo Nation Council. He sponsored a resolution that called for the elimination of disparaging mascots in professional sports.