A new leader for Tohono O'odham Nation

The Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona has elected a new leader.

Ned Norris Jr. defeated incumbent chairwoman Vivian Juan-Saunders. The vote was close, a tribal spokesperson said.

Norris served as vice chairman when Juan-Saunders was elected as the tribe's first female leader in 2003. He resigned his post in June 2006 and decided to challenge his former running mate.

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Norris elected O'odham chairman (The Arizona Daily Star 5/29)

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