Tag Archives: San Juan County comissioners

Winning a seat at the table: An effort to oust San Juan County, Utah, Commissioner Willie Grayeyes from office fails

To understand why San Juan County Commissioner Willie Grayeyes’ Utah residency was recently challenged in court, it helps to understand the area where Grayeyes is registered to vote. Grayeyes was born on Piute Mesa, a remote strip of redrock on … Continue reading

Published in February 2019 Tagged

A seismic shift in San Juan County, Utah – and other regional election results

San Juan County, Utah, is preparing for a seismic shift on its county commission. Although the San Juan Record reported that not all the mail ballots had been counted Wednesday, the Salt Lake Tribune and other sources were reporting that … Continue reading

Published in November 2018 Tagged

And then there were two: San Juan County prepares for its first-ever Native-majority commission

For the first time in its history, San Juan County, Utah, will seat a Native American-majority county commission in January. In an historic victory, after colossal grassroots and legal efforts, Willie Grayeyes won his bid for the District 2 commission … Continue reading

Published in December 2018 Tagged

The cost of war: Legal battles are draining the coffers of San Juan County, Utah. Does bankruptcy loom?

After six years of voting-rights litigation with the Navajo Nation, Utah’s San Juan County could be pushed to the brink of bankruptcy in the near future. According to the state auditor’s office, at the beginning of 2016 the county had … Continue reading

Published in May 2018 Tagged