- Former Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez introduced Monday his intention to problem Arizona Republican Rep. Eli Crane for his seat in Congress.
- Crane, a staunchly conservative Home freshman, unseated Democratic incumbent Rep. Tom O’Halleran final yr.
- “Being a Democrat, a father, a husband, and a spiritual particular person, I would like one thing higher for all of our kids sooner or later. That is why I am on this race,” Nez instructed the Arizona Day by day Solar.
Former Navajo Nation Chairman Jonathan Nez introduced Monday that he’ll run for Congress.
Nez mentioned he’ll problem Eli Crane, who has represented Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District since final yr.
The district covers a lot of northern and japanese Arizona and contains 14 of the 22 federally acknowledged tribes throughout the state.
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In an interview with the Arizona Day by day Solar, Nez mentioned he was dissatisfied with the divisiveness in politics, the dysfunction within the Capitol and the function Arizona representatives performed in that dysfunction.
“Being a Democrat, a father, a husband, and a spiritual particular person, I would like one thing higher for all of our kids sooner or later. That is why I am on this race,” Nez instructed the newspaper.
He continued, “There are a number of points that folks in our area need us to handle, like reasonably priced youngster care, reasonably priced housing, and high quality well being care.”
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Nez, 48, was chairman of the Navajo tribe from 2019 to 2023 after serving 4 years because the tribe’s vice chairman.
He misplaced his presidential re-election bid final yr and now hopes to turn out to be the primary Native American to signify Arizona in Congress.
Nevertheless, the state’s 2nd District has about 30,000 extra voters registered as Republicans than Democrats, with an estimated 160,000 extra voters registered as independents.
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Nez mentioned he believes voters care much less about which occasion holds the seat and extra about whether or not their representatives are taking concrete actions to enhance their lives.