Navajo Nation elects Buu Nygren president

Newly elected president Buu Nygren (second from left) celebrates victory with his wife, State Rep. Jasmine Blackwater (far left), and Vice-President-elect Richelle Montoya Chee and her husband, Olsen Chee, at the Navajo Nation fairgrounds on Election Night, Nov. 8, 2022. Photo courtesy of Buu Nygren Facebook page.

Buu Nygren, half Navajo-half Vietnamese, becomes the youngest president of the Navajo Nation. His running mate becomes the first woman to be vice-president. They defeated incumbent Jonathan Nez.

Democrats sweep statewide executive races

Stephanie Garcia Richard wins reelection as New Mexico's Commissioner of Public Lands. Photo by Aldo Jurado/NM New Port

Democrats won handily in all five of the statewide offices in New Mexico, not including those of Governor and Lt Governor. 

GO Bond 3 passes, securing $89.2 million for capital projects at UNM

Students work in a painting studio inside of the UNM art building. The art department is set to move its operations to a new facility if G.O. Bond 3 is passed during the election on Tuesday, Nov. 8. Photo by Zara Roy/Daily Lobo.

On Tuesday, Nov. 8, general obligations bond 3, providing $215,986,000 toward higher education in New Mexico, passed with 61% of the vote.

PREVIEW: District 18 state house candidates on upcoming elections

Different candidates' campaign signs are posted up along the side of the road. Photo by Mackenzie Schwartz/ Daily Lobo

The state House of Representatives seat for District 18, in which the University of New Mexico resides, is up for election this November. The two candidates vying for the seat are incumbent Gail Chasey (D), and opponent Scott Cannon (R).