Navajo woman defeats Navajo incumbent in New Mexico House
Posted: Thursday, November 8, 2012
Republican Sharon Clahchischilliage defeated New Mexico State Rep. Ray Begaye
(D) for a district that includes parts of the Navajo Nation
Clahchischilliage will represent District 4 in northwestern New Mexico. Begaye has held the seat since 1999.
"I am so relieved. This is a big break through. To beat a 14-year seniority state representative, it says a lot,"
Clahchischilliage told The Farmington Daily Times.
Clahchischilliage previously served as director of the Navajo Nation Washington Office.
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Clahchischilliage takes Begaye's House seat
(The Farmington Daily Times 11/8)
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