Jonathan Nez (born May 26, 1975) is the 9th and current president of the Navajo Nation. He was elected President of the Navajo Nation on November 6, 2018. Before his election, Nez served as Vice President from 2015 until his inauguration in early January 2019. At 43 years of age, Nez is the youngest person to have ever been elected President of the Navajo Nation.
|9th President of the Navajo Nation|
|Assumed office |
January 15, 2019
|Vice President||Myron Lizer|
|Preceded by||Russell Begaye|
|8th Vice President of the Navajo Nation|
May 12, 2015 – January 15, 2019
|Preceded by||Rex Lee Jim|
|Succeeded by||Myron Lizer|
|Born||May 26, 1975|
Tuba City, Arizona, U.S.
|Education||Northland Pioneer College|
Northern Arizona University (BS, MPA)
Life and careerEdit
Nez was born in Tuba City, Arizona, and attended Northland Pioneer College and Northern Arizona University. He attained both a BS in Political science and a Masters of Public Administration from NAU.
Before being elected Vice President of the Navajo Nation, Nez served as vice president of the Shonto chapter, delegate to the Navajo Nation Council representing the Oljato, Ts'ah Bii' Kin, Navajo Mountain, and Shonto chapters. He was sworn in to the office of Vice President of the Navajo Nation on May 12, 2015, and sworn in to office of President on January 15, 2019.
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