Four Democrats running for San Juan county commission seat
FARMINGTON — Four Democrats hope to represent District 1 on the San Juan County Commission.
District 1 encompasses the western part of the county.
Two of the candidates have previous experience serving on the commission.
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Todacheene is a retired educator. She taught family and consumer science for 14 years and was a principal for 11 years. She has previously served two terms as county commissioner and also served on the Navajo Nation council.
Todacheene ran for state representative two years ago but lost to current Rep. Sharon Clahchischilliage.
Zachariah Jason George
George ran for county clerk two years ago, but was not elected to the position. He has worked in the Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President under President Ben Shelly and Vice President Rex Lee Jim. He has also worked in the McKinley County Assessors Office and in the Farmington public relations office under former city manager Bob Campbell.
Charley is the incumbent county commissioner and has served multiple terms in the position. He was raised in Shiprock and served on the Navajo Nation council for 12 years, including as vice chairman of the education committee.
He currently serves as the chairman of the Navajo Labor Commission.
Becenti grew up in Shiprock and graduated from Kirtland Central High School. She received her bachelors’ degree in sociology and human services from Fort Lewis College.
Becenti has worked as a certified nurse’s aid, counselor and social worker. She is currently the program supervisor at the Office of Diné Youth in Shiprock.