Each of us traveled a unique path to come together as Apache County Democrats.
Ginny Dotson (Secretary/Treasurer): Before politics became so compelling, I was a wood artist. I am a strong supporter of voting rights. My oldest aunts on both sides of my family reached adulthood at a time when women did not have the right to vote. When they fought for and finally gained that right, they voted in every single election as long as they were able to do so. When I saw some of our legislators trying to take that right away from people, I knew it was time to get to work and fight again.As a board member of the Apache County Democrats, I will work to empower and educate voters in our communities.
Steven C. Begay (Vice Chair): Since the early 1970’s, I have been involved in the campaign activities of certain candidates in tribal, state or national elections. Locally, I have served as the cultural advisor in the Chris Deschene for Navajo President campaign in 2014 and 2015. We formed the Navajo Voters Coalition where I serve as the agent and as board member. In 2018, I helped Buu Van Nygren in his Vice-Presidential campaign. In New Mexico, I have emceed at various candidate’s forums at the chapter level. On August 6, 2019 after encouragement from two key political advocates, I was elected as the Chairman of the Apache County Democrats at a precinct committee meeting at Fort Defiance Chapter. My special appreciation for the guidance of the Navajo County Democrats Chair and Vice Chair, the Arizona Democratic Party and the Apache County. My contribution is to use my language, education, experience, skill and abilities to make our land and country a better place to live.