Flagstaff, AZ – Jackson defeated Sylvia Laughter and two other members of the Navajo Nation, Kee Allen Begay and Gloria Hale Showalter. Both Jackson and Laughter are former state representatives. Jackson criticized her during the campaign for switching from a Democrat to an independent during her last term in office.
Jackson and Albert Hale, who was elected to the state house in district two, will be the only Native Americans in the next legislature.
Flagstaff, AZ – Arizona voters cast ballots yesterday in a slew of primary races. Arizona Public Radio's Daniel Kraker spoke with Northern Arizona University political scientist Fred Solop about what he took away from the election. Solop says he was somewhat surprised by the Republican race for Congressional District One.