/ Modified apr 25, 2022 2:25 p.m.

Navajo President Jonathan Nez says he'll seek reelection

The primary election is in August.

Jonathan Nez Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez speaking to law students about the importance of nation building at the James E. Rogers College of Law, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019.
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Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez says he'll seek a second term in office.

Nez's term as the tribe's top elected leader has been dominated by the coronavirus pandemic.

He announced a reelection bid over the weekend from his hometown of Shonto.

He highlighted his administration's handling of COVID-19 and says he wants to ensure that plans to rebuild the economy, and extend power and water lines continues.

A handful of others have said they'll seek the position.

The deadline for presidential hopefuls to file for the job is May 4.

The primary election is in August.

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