Davis Filfred
United States Marine
Davis Filfred
Davis Filfred is an American politician for the Navajo Nation Council Delegate in the Utah Navajo Section. Davis Filfred succeeded the position of retiring Navajo Councilman, Mark Maryboy in the Navajo Nation election process. Davis Filfred serves the same Navajo Nation districts along with Kenneth Maryboy for his Navajo Nation Council Councilman seat. Filfred also works with Rebecca M. Benally in helping create a more efficient process for the Navajo Nation educational system.
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  • 2010
    Age 43
    The 2010-2011 Miss Utah Navajo sang the national anthem in the Navajo language as well as Filfred hoisting the American Flag during a gathered at the Four Corners National Monument on November 11, 2010 (Veterans Day) to celebrate the completion of a million dollar plaza renovation.
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    With this Navajo Nationwide action, it resulting in pitting Councilman Filfred against fellow Councilman Maryboy during the November 2, 2010 General Elections.
    More Details Hide Details Councilman Filfred was defeated by Maryboy for a newly redistricted "Shiprock Agency" section on the Navajo Reservation. Davis Filfred Total Votes by Chapter - 1,053 039 - Aneth Chapter 347 028 - Mexican Water Chapter 149 099 - Red Mesa Chapter 261 031 - TeecNosPos Chapter 116 030 - Sweet Water Chapter 180 Kenneth Maryboy Total Votes by Chapter - 1,114 039 - Aneth Chapter 251 028 - Mexican Water Chapter 173 099 - Red Mesa Chapter 280 031 - TeecNosPos Chapter 230 030 - Sweet Water Chapter 180 Write-in) "Francis Redhouse" Total Votes by Chapter - 593 039 - Aneth Chapter 151 028 - Mexican Water Chapter 33 099 - Red Mesa Chapter 84 031 - TeecNosPos Chapter 222 030 - Sweet Water Chapter 103
    In October 2010, Navajo tribal other officials, were charged in an investigation of discretionary funds just weeks before the 2010 November election.
    More Details Hide Details Not Guilty was what was pleaded for the Councilmen charged for fraud, conspiracy and theft. Washington D.C.-based Special prosecutor Alan Balaran reported results on the investigation in which he filed criminal complaints against Vice President Ben Shelly and at least 77 members of the 88-delegate Council as part of a sweeping investigation into the use of discretionary funds that Filfred and Kenneth Maryboy were named in as well. On Dec. 15, 2009, Tribal members voted to reduce the Navajo Tribal Council from 88 to 24 members, and the Navajo Nation Supreme Court ordered immediate implementation of the redistricting in a May 28, 2010 decision.
  • 2009
    Age 42
    On Jan. 27, 2009, A Navajo delegation attended Indian Caucus Day.
    More Details Hide Details Utah Navajo Delegates Maryboy and Davis Filfred attended the Indian Caucus Day at the Utah State Capitol to advocate on behalf of Navajo constituents living in the state of Utah. Elected leaders from the Utah’s five tribes met with former Utah State Gov. Jon M. Huntsman Jr., Gov. Gary R. Herbert, Attorney General Mark Shurtleff and a number of program directors to emphasize the importance of maintaining adequate funding for programs which provide direct services to tribal citizens. Thestate of Utah announced major budgetary problems for the upcoming fiscal year and has proposed possible cuts of 15 percent for state agencies. At the caucus, tribal leaders urged Utah state leaders to recognize the limitation in state services currently available to Utah tribes and asked for specific programs to be maintained, despite the economic challenges faced by the state. As the Commander of the Southeastern Utah Diné Veterans Organization, Filfred has made himself available to local Veteran's Affairs events around the Four Corners area such as Flag ceremonies and welcoming home events for recently returning Military men and women from overseas combat deployments.
  • 2008
    Age 41
    Currently since, Utah's Navajo Trust Fund statute is set to sunset in 2008.
    More Details Hide Details Utah Governor Jon Huntsman and Legislative Leadership in 2007 have joined together in asking Congress to create a new disbursement system for the royalties. The Utah Legislative leadership are now actively working with the Utah Navajo Element in regards to controlling of these royalties. Utah Senate Minority Leader Mike Dmitrich saying Our congressional delegation must create a vehicle to distribute these monies in a way that all of the Chapter Houses have input. Kenneth Maryboy and Davis Filfred have been active in the Utah Navajo Trust fund as well as helping the transition between Utah's Primary role in control the Utah Navajo Trust to the Utah Navajos themselves. Recently Council Delegates Kenneth Maryboy, Davis Filfred, and Former Council Delegate Mark Maryboy have been actively working to ensure that the Aneth Oil Royalties stay with the Utah Navajo people. However such causes are not without competition, the Navajo Nation itself has been working counter to the Utah Navajo people in taking control over the entire section of the Aneth Oil Revenues. It presents a significant problem with a line of issues both Filfred and Kenneth Maryboy are up against.
  • 2006
    Age 39
    In 2006, Filfred was elected into the legislative body of Navajo Nation Government as a Navajo Nation Council Delegate for the Mexican Water, Aneth and Red Mesa Chapters.
    More Details Hide Details These areas expand the Arizona and Utah borders with a constituency of nearly 10,000 people. Upon election, he was positioned on the Health and Social Services Committee in the Navajo Nation Council as the Northwern Agency Representative. Aneth Chapter Davis Filfred 611 Kenneth Maryboy 398 Herman Farley 172 Russell Gould 215 Mexican Water Chapter Davis Filfred 124 Kenneth Maryboy 254 Herman Farley 134 Russell Gould 119 Red Mesa Chapter Davis Filfred 195 Kenneth Maryboy 353 Herman Farley 232 Russell Gould 275
  • 1990
    Age 23
    But between 1933 and 1990, the Utah Navajo Oil Trust Fund was plundered of $150 million, according to a Utah legislative auditor's report.
    More Details Hide Details The Navajos' lawsuit against the state is still pending.The State of Utah is the only state in the Nation administering a trust fund for the benefit of American Indians whose lands are within state boundaries. The Utah Navajos have sought to have a more active role in the distribution of the royalties and this would present that opportunity. Legislative leadership has committed to provide a way to make the transition process as seamless as possible for the beneficiaries. Trust Fund to Sunset
  • 1967
    Age 0
    Born in 1967.
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