Rex Lee Jim announces candidacy for Navajo Nation President

Yá'átééh shí k'é dóó shí dine'é! My name is Rex Lee Jim, and I announce my candidacy for Navajo Nation President. I am Kinlichíinii ("Red House People") and I'm born for the Táchii'nii ("Red-Running-into-the-Water"). My maternal grandfather clan is Kiyaa'áánii ("Towering House People") and my paternal grandfather clan is Nakaii Dine'é ("Mexican" Clan).

I am running for Navajo Nation President because the time is upon us now as Navajos to set a new direction for us and the future generations to continue our ancestors' legacy that bestowed on to us, Navajo people. I believe that we, the Navajo Nation, will take our place again as "the great Navajo Nation," once again. We must strive to excel at all that we do.

I am a 1978 graduate of the Rock Point Community School, 1982 graduate of the Colorado Rocky Mountain School. I continued my education at Princeton University where I earned my bachelor of arts in English in 1986, and then I earned my master of arts in English from Middlebury College in Vermont.

Since 2003, I've been representing my community of Rock Point as a council delegate and am the chairperson of the Navajo Nation Council Public Safety Committee. I've been the chairperson of the NNCPSC since January 2008. Since 2003, I have been a member of the Northern Arizona Agency of the Navajo Nation Council. From 2003-2007, I was a member of the Navajo Nation Judiciary Committee. I was Rock Point Chapter President during 2000-2003.

I've worked as an educator and administrator at different educational entities since 1978 such as Diné College; Rock Point Community School; The Newberry Library; Office of Navajo Veterans' Affairs; Princeton Club of Tokyo and Rock Point Books. My public service work includes my involvement as a member of the Rock Point Community School Board during 1998-2004; president of the Rock Point Community School Board during 1996-1998 and president of the Association of Navajo Community Controlled School Board.

For more information write to P.O. Box 159, Rock Point, AZ 86545 or send an e-mail to


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