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Hopi chairman's race draws eleven candidates

Eleven candidates have filed to run for chairman of the Hopi Tribe of Arizona to replace former chairman Ivan Sidney.

Sidney was removed from office in October after admitting to an alcohol incident off the reservation. Police said they found him intoxicated and unruly in a hotel in Winslow.

Of the eleven candidates, seven have received certification. They are: Valjean Joshevama Jr., Harry Nutumya, Elgean Joshevama, Tommy Canyon, Mary Felter, Mike Puhuyesva and Dr. Alan Numkena.

At least four other await certification. They are Hernal Dallas, Caleb Johnson, Wayne Kuwanhyoima and Harold Joseph Jr.

The deadline to file is January 9. The special election will be held February 7.

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Seven file in Hopi chairman election (The Gallup Independent 1/3)

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