Navajo woman appointed to New Mexico Legislature
Lynda Lovejoy, a member of the Navajo Nation, has been appointed to the New Mexico Legislature by Gov. Bill Richardson (D).

Lovejoy will represent State Senate District 22. She replaces Leonard Tsosie, who resigned to serve in the Navajo Nation Council.

The district covers parts of the Navajo Nation, six Pueblos and parts of the Jicarilla Apache Nation. Richardson said Lovejoy's experience in tribal and state matters make her an excellent choice.

"In her more than 15-year public service career she has exhibited the leadership and judgment to make an excellent senator. She is an example for Native American women -- and all New Mexicans -- throughout the state," said Richardson.

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