First Navajo Set to join Farmington City Council

Herman Buck, the first member of the Navajo Nation to serve on the Farmington City Council (Photo courtesy: City of Farmington)

There were 10 applicants for the vacant seat for District 2. Herman Buck will serve for 18 months with the option to run for election at the end of the current term. Council unanimously approved his appointment tonight. He will officially take office Wednesday morning after completing the swearing-in process.

From the City of Farmington:
Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Congratulations to Herman Buck, Jr. on his appointment by Mayor Duckett to fill the City of Farmington's District 2 Council seat.

He is the first City of Farmington Councilor to also be a member of the Navajo Nation.

There were 10 applicants for the vacant seat for District 2. Mr. Buck will serve for 18 months with the option to run for election at the end of the current term.

Council unanimously approved his appointment tonight. He will officially take office tomorrow morning after completing the swearing-in process.

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