/ Modified feb 11, 2021 9:58 a.m.

New District 7 state representative named

Jasmine Blackwater-Nygren was appointed the newest representative for District 7.

Jasmine Blackwater-Nygren Jasmine Blackwater-Nygren will be replacing former Arizona State Representative Arlando Teller in District 7.
Courtesy of the Navajo Nation

Jasmine Blackwater-Nygren will be replacing former Arizona State Representative Arlando Teller of District 7.

The Apache County Board of Supervisors named Blackwater-Nygren Teller's replacement Tuesday. Teller resigned Jan. 31 and joined the U.S. Department of Transportation as the deputy assistant secretary for tribal affairs.

Blackwater-Nygren, a member of the Navajo Nation, recently passed Arizona's bar exam and she's worked within the Navajo Nation's legislative and judicial branches.

She received her bachelor's degree from Stanford University and her law degree from Arizona State University.

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez congratulated the new member of Arizona's state legislature and said he always encourages young members of the nation to get an education and help their communities.

Myron Tsosie is the other state representative for District 7, which covers a large portion of the Navajo Nation.

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