Kenneth Maryboy
Kenneth Maryboy
Kenneth Maryboy is an American politician for San Juan County, Utah, and the current Navajo Nation Council Delegate for the Utah Navajo Section. Kenneth is also one of three San Juan County Commissioners who oversee the needs of the county's residents and the Utah Navajo Element. Maryboy is the third Democrat in a row to have been elected to the Commissioner District 3 position since its inception in 1984 that divided the county into three districts.
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  • 2010
    Age 48
    After successfully defeating Andrew Tso, Maryboy went on to be reelected to his particular county office,unopposed, in the 2010 San Juan County General election.
    More Details Hide Details After being elected as the San Juan County Commissioner and as the Navajo Nation Council Delegate, questions arose as to the Legitimacy and the Ethical position as an elected official of both seats. Members elected to maintain service to two governments bodies was a hot button issue; Kenneth Maryboy fell exactly in this position which was the subject of concern. Following the October 16, 2007 Navajo Nation Council vote, granting delegates to maintain service as Councilmen & County Representatives, Maryboy to was allowed to maintain his positions as both the San Juan County Commissioner and Navajo Nation Council Delegate for the Aneth, Red Mesa, and Mexican Water Chapters
    With this Navajo Nation-wide action, it resulting in pitting Councilman Maryboy against fellow Councilman, Davis Filfred during the November 2, 2010 General Elections.
    More Details Hide Details Councilman Maryboy defeated Councilman Filfred for a newly redistricted "Shiprock Agency" section on the Navajo Reservation. Kenneth Maryboy WINNER 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 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 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 officials, were charged in an investigation of slush funds just weeks before the 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 current Vice President/President-Elect, 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 Davis Filfred and Maryboy were named in as well. Kenneth Maryboy was one of Seventeen Candidates Campaigning for Navajo Nation President, He lost the Primary against Chris Deschnee and Joe Shirley JR., placing fifth with 3,738 Votes.
    2010 Investigation into Navajo Nation Lawmakers Discretionary Funds
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    Maryboy was once again reelected during the 2010 National Midterm/Navajo Nation Elections in the positions of San Juan County Commissioner District Three and as a Council Delegate in the newly reduced 24 member Navajo Nation Tribal Council respectively.
    More Details Hide Details At age 18, he was living with his mother and younger brother on the reservation near Bluff, Utah. They were barely making ends meet on his meager wages as a welder. Although times were rather harsh, Kenneth managed to improve his skills at Welding, as time progressed he learned to Electrician's trade and from there advanced to other markets which were in demand of his skills Later in life Maryboy, known as a "Medicine Man" among people living on land encompassing the Four-Corners Region of the United States, ministers to the physical, mental and spiritual needs of his people. Maryboy bridges the gap between the old ways of the Navajo, and the current life in America. He also was routinely desired for a natural another talent, which was an Announcer. During Rodeo seasons he would be asked to announce for many different events and venues.
  • 2009
    Age 47
    Also, December 8, 2009, The U.S. Senate Indian Affairs Committee conducted two hearings that Wednesday morning.
    More Details Hide Details The back-to-back hearings which took place in Room 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building, in Washington, D.C. The first hearing was on Senate Bill 1690, which would transfer trustee authority and resources for the Utah Navajo Trust Fund from the state of Utah to the Utah Dineh Corporation Inc. The second hearing is an oversight hearing to examine the chronic backlog of Indian land transaction decisions at the Interior Department. The backlog effectively blocks many tribes from using their lands, often for years, until those decisions are made. Locally, the biggest issue is an emotional tussle over a trust fund that holds royalties from oil and gas leases in and around Aneth. That fund's assets doubled to more than $52 million this year when Utah agreed to settle a lawsuit over alleged abuses during the decades that the state oversaw it.
    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.
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  • 2006
    Age 44
    In November 2006, Kenneth Maryboy was elected as the San Juan County Commissionership for District 3.
    More Details Hide Details The commissionership delegates handle county issues in Monticello, Utah. The San Juan County Commissioner seat is a three person council which oversee's the needs and issues for San Juan County's residents. Commissioner Maryboy won a bid to the Commissionership nomination after an extensive primary battle between himself and Andrew Tso of Montezuma Creek, Utah during the 2010 San Juan County Primaries. San Juan County, Utah County Commission Dist #3 ---- Kenneth Maryboy DEM Bluff 85 Montezuma Creek 97 Aneth 69 Mexican Hat 47 Red Mesa 43 Early Voting 1 Canvass 6 TOTAL 348 Andrew Tso DEM Bluff 21 Montezuma Creek 45 Aneth 77 Mexican Hat 3 Red Mesa 23 Early Voting 4 Canvass 4 TOTAL 177
  • 2002
    Age 40
    On November 18, 2002, Kenneth went to Washington, D.C., to receive the Caring Institute Award, an honor previously given to Mother Teresa, President Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter, and this year to Paul Newman.
    More Details Hide Details Other winners include former Senator Bob Dole and Reverend Billy Graham.
  • 2000
    Age 38
    In 2000, Maryboy 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 Arizonan and Utahn borders with a constituency of nearly 10,000 people. Upon election, Kenneth positioned himself in the Navajo Economic Development committee where he serves as the Vice Chair for the Navajo Nation Nation Council.
  • 1993
    Age 31
    In April 1993, KTNN 660 AM, a Navajo Language AM radio station, broadcasting from Window Rock, Arizona, began commentaries for the NBA team, the Phoenix Suns.
    More Details Hide Details Kenneth Maryboy, a rodeo announcer, along with the KTNN Sports Director, L.A. Williams did the play-by-play for their first Suns game. This was a first amongst Navajo Broadcasting stations to be affiliated with a Major League Basketball team. Invoking his own happy childhood memories of the celebration of Christmas at St. Christopher's Mission, Maryboy created a program, the Navajo Santa, to help serve his people with the spirit of Christmas all year long. He adapted the concept of Santa Claus to meet the needs of the Native Americans who are among the most impoverished people in the U.S. The program provides gifts of food, clothing, blankets, and toys, medical care, and other services. He provides hope for everyone served by his joyful program. "I would like to see that the understanding and the caring will continue on—that people will understand togetherness and what caring means to other people I still envision a lot more things that I might be able to do, not only in the Navajo Nation but maybe in a broader area as well where there is need."
  • 1986
    Age 24
    Kenneth Maryboy has to balance his role as a Navajo leader with duties as a San Juan County commissioner, taking office in January. His brother, Mark Maryboy, made history when he was elected in 1986 as the first American Indian county commissioner, also in San Juan, in Utah's history.
    More Details Hide Details The county has had one Navajo county commissioner ever since. "More than 55 percent of registered voters in San Juan County are Native Americans, and they need to be represented, which is something that maybe Anglo commissioners had not had that perspective before." - Bruce Adams (San Juan Commissioner Dist. 1) Historically, Utah Navajos were ignored not only by the county and state governments but also by the Navajo Nation. Located in the Four-Corners regions of the United States, the narrow Utah strip that is home to 8,000 of the Navajo Nation's 300,000 citizens. San Juan County officials long believed Utah Navajos were primarily the responsibility of the tribe. The Council, on the other hand, held that their Utah kin could fend for themselves after a 1933 federal mandate awarded them 37.5 percent of royalties from the rich oil fields near Aneth on Utah's portion of the reservation.
  • 1961
    Born on May 13, 1961.
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