General election selects new chairperson and vice chairperson and 2 new council members
by Don Decker, YAN Sept. 21, 2019
DATELINE September 21, 2019-Camp Verde
Jon Huey was selected as the new Chairperson for Yavapai-Apache Nation. Mr. Huey is the current police chief for the Nation and has served on the tribal council in the past as council member (see his bio on this website under campaign 2019 candidates).
For the position of Vice Chairperson, Tanya Lewis was selected. Ms. Lewis is the executive administrative assistant for the executive office. Ms. Lewis has also served on the tribal council once before (see her bio in the community news section under the campaign 2019 candidates).
Tanya Lewis-Vice Chairperson
For the 2 vacant council positions Apphia Shirley and Richard Pacheco were selected ( please review their bios under the community news section under the campaign 2019 candiates).
Apphia Shirley-council member
Richard Pacheco-Council member
Pending the certification of the election in 3 days, the final official confirmation of the election will made after the 10-day waiting period after the 3-day certification date. This is to provide an opportunity for a “Challenge to the results of the election” if any.
An official inauguration date of the selected new members will be announced by the Election Office sometime shortly after the 10-day waiting period.
Stay tuned for updates on election analysis and interviews.