Buu Nygren uses familiar platform to win Navajo presidency


              The Navajo Election Administration waits for calls to start coming in from the Navajo Nation Chapter Houses to start tabulating results at the Navajo Nation Sports center in Window Rock, Ariz., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. Navajo voters are deciding Tuesday who they want to be their next tribal president. Buu Nygren is challenging incumbent president Jonathan Nez. (AP Photo/William C. Weaver IV)
            
              Rep. Jasmine Blackwater-Nygren, D-Ariz., makes Navajo fry bread near the Tohatchi Chapter House in Tohatchi, N.M., on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. Blackwater-Nygren's husband, Buu Nygren, is running for president of the Navajo Nation against incumbent president Jonathan Nez. (AP Photo/William C. Weaver IV)
            
              Arnold Goodluck flips dough in oil to produce Navajo fry bread at the Churchrock Chapter House in Church Rock, N.M., on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. Navajo voters are deciding Tuesday who they want to be their next president, a position that wields influence nationally because of the tribe's hefty population and the size of it reservation in the U.S. Southwest. (AP Photo/William C. Weaver IV)
            
              People stand in line for food at the Nygren Montoya camp on Tuesday, Nov. 8 2022, at the Navajo Nation Fairgrounds in Window Rock, Ariz. Navajo voters are deciding Tuesday who they want to be their next president, a position that wields influence nationally because of the tribe's hefty population and the size of it reservation in the U.S. Southwest. (AP Photo/William C. Weaver IV)
            
              A line of cars forms at the Churchrock Chapter House in Church Rock, N.M., as voters arrive to place their ballots Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. Navajo voters are deciding who they want to be their next president, a position that wields influence nationally because of the tribe's hefty population and the size of it reservation in the U.S. Southwest. (AP Photo/William C. Weaver IV)
            
              People wait for calls to start coming in to the Navajo Election Administration from the Navajo Nation Chapter Houses, where results are being tabulated, at the Navajo Nation Sports center in Window Rock, Ariz., on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. Navajo voters are deciding Tuesday who they want to be their next tribal president. Buu Nygren is challenging incumbent president Jonathan Nez. (AP Photo/William C. Weaver IV)
            A man in the crowd at Buu Nygren's campaign watch party chants as results of the Navajo Nation presidential election are tabulated and posted in Window Rock, Ariz., on Tuesday, Nov. 8 2022. Nygren defeated incumbent Navajo President Jonathan Nez. (AP Photo/William C. Weaver IV) Buu Nygren announces his win for the Navajo Nation president as he reads tabulated votes from chapter houses across the reservation at his campaign's watch party at the Navajo Nation fairgrounds in Window Rock, Ariz., on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/William C. Weaver IV) Richelle Montoya, the first woman to be elected as Navajo Nation vice president, thanks the crowd for its support after election results were posted in Window Rock, Ariz., on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/William C. Weaver IV) FILE - Navajo Presidential candidate Jonathan Nez speaks during a Presidential Forum at Arizona State University, on July 12, 2022, in Phoenix. Navajos next week will choose whether to elect a president who has never held political office or one whose career in tribal government spans two decades. Incumbent President Jonathan Nez and challenger Buu Nygren emerged as the top two vote-getters among 15 candidates in the tribe's primary election in August. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)