Jicarilla Apache Nation president resigns | KOB 4
Advertisement

Jicarilla Apache Nation president resigns

The Associated Press
February 20, 2019 01:45 PM

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) - The president of the Jicarilla Apache Nation has resigned.

Advertisement

The Farmington Daily Times report s the northwestern New Mexico tribe announced Levi Pesata resigned from office on Friday, citing personal reasons.

The tribe says Vice President Edward Velarde will serve as interim president until a new president takes office.

During a special meeting in Dulce on Friday, the Jicarilla Apache Nation Legislative Council passed a resolution to hold a special election within 60 days to fill the vacancy.

Council members also thanked Pesata for serving five terms in office and for his contributions to the tribe.

Credits

The Associated Press

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Advertisement
Comment on Facebook

Share 4 - News Tips - Photos - Videos
  Share a News Tip, Story Idea, Photo, Video



Advertisement

Relay Media Amp

Advertisement

Advertisement




Amber Alert issued for 6-year-old boy

Man killed, woman injured in overnight shooting

Police close Albuquerque intersection for homicide investigation

Moneyball: Isotopes get ready to cut another check to city

Public safety is Mayor Keller's top priority for 2020 budget