Tied vote between two candidates for Navajo Council Speaker

Here at Navajo Council’s first day of their five-day Winter Session, where Council adopted their Agenda with a few changes to order of legislation.

The Council is now on Legislation 0005-15 An Action Relating To NAABIK’ IYATI’ And The Navajo Nation Council; Confirming _____________________As Speaker Of The 23rd Navajo Nation Council

CANDIDATES FOR SPEAKER and the number of votes that each candidate received. Based on those votes, the top two candidates are LoRenzo Bates and Alton Shepherd.
Kee Allen Begay 5
Dwight Witherspoon 2
Lorenzo Bates 8
Walter Phelps 2
Alton Shepherd 7

NAVAJO ELECTION OFFICE ANNOUNCES THAT THE TOP TWO ARE COUNCIL DELEGATES LORENZO BATES AND ALTON SHEPHERD. EACH CANDIDATE IS GIVEN FIVE MINUTES FOR THEIR RUN-OFF PRESENTATION. Bates received 12 votes and Shepherd received 12 votes.

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