Navajo woman defeats Navajo incumbent in New Mexico House

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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