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Mon, Feb. 17

Jamescita Peshlakai to run for Senate in Arizona District 7

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. - Former State Rep. Jamescita Peshlakai announced Feb. 23 her candidacy for Arizona's Legislative District 7 in the Democratic Party for the senate seat, which is in the largest legislative district in the United States.

Peshlakai is a Persian Gulf War veteran, Northern Arizona graduate and current Veteran's Liaison for Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye. She is a former Coconino County Workforce Board member, Workforce Investment Act director, non-profit coordinator and University of Arizona recruiter.

LD7 includes seven counties, eight tribal nations and is home to some of the most treasured natural wonders of the world. Peshlakai is a former state representative of the district she was born and raised in.

"I know the history of our district, the people, the communities and I have the experience, vision, and diplomacy needed to represent the citizens of this vast area of northern Arizona," Peshlakai said. "Staying true to the people, remaining connected and always working tenaciously, is the person I was raised to be."

Peshlakai is Tangle People clan, born for Red House clan, maternal grandfathers are of the Bitter Water clan, and paternal grandfathers of the Cliff Dweller clan. Peshlakai is the mother of two children, a traditional/bilingual Navajo, and a lifelong Democrat.

Election day is Aug. 30.

More information about Peshlakai and her campaign is available at

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