Pavatea, Kwail win Yavapai-Apache Primary
The Yavapai-Apache Nation's primary election resulted in a victory for Roberta Pavatea and David Kwail as they emerged victorious from Saturday's election. Both incumbents are vying for the Chairman's seat, up for grabs during the Nation's general election on Sept. 18.
Pavatea emerged as the front runner with 132 votes, Kwail came in a close second with 122 votes. Current Chairman Thomas Beauty came in third with 92 votes, while current Vice Chairman Norman Smith came in fifth with 72 votes.
In a second battle, Nancy Guzman and Robert Jackson Sr. will be vying for the Vice Chairman's seat during the general election.
Guzman garnered 154 votes, while Jackson took first place with 199 votes.
The Nation's General Election is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 18.