FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - David Rozema, Coconino County's Chief Deputy since 1996 and Democratic candidate for Coconino County Attorney, announced May 19 that he has filed his signature petitions with the Coconino County Elections Office.
"We are pleased to announce that we filed more than twice the number of signatures needed to place my name on the ballot. We want to thank everyone who helped with this part of our campaign," Rozema said. "We are honored to have widespread support throughout the county. Many friends circulated petitions for us on both Navajo and Hopi, and we have signatures from Tuba City, Moenkopi, Kaibeto, Navajo Mountain, Inscription House, Leupp, Cameron, Le Chee and everywhere in between."
Rozema is a co-founder of the Western Navajo-Hopi Meth Task Force, an outreach group that fights meth in numerous communities throughout the Navajo and Hopi nations. Rozema is also a licensed attorney with the Navajo Nation and he has established legal precedent with the Navajo Nation Supreme Court that upholds traditional law and protects Native jury verdicts.
"My demonstrated record of service in Indian Country is well known. This is reflected in the resolutions of endorsement and/or support that have already been passed for me by [various] chapters. I am committed to serving all of Coconino County and look forward to bringing more resources to help meet the needs of remote and outlying communities when I am County Attorney," he said.