Former State Rep. Sandra Jeff, D-Crownpoint

Former state Rep. Sandra Jeff, D-Crownpoint, lost her race to try to unseat incumbent Sen. Benny Shendo a couple of months ago. But already she's back in a public office.

According to a story in today's Navajo Times,  Jeff was appointed last week to a vacant seat on the Gallup-McKinley County School Board.

She was appointed by a 3-1 vote.

Jeff will fill the vacancy left by Titis Nez, her brother, who resigned in July to go back to school.

And according to the Times, Jeff already is critical about the school district's superintendent Frank Chiapetti and his administration

“They’re failing the students. That’s the thing that the superintendent is failing to do is to really bring forth what is really going on in the school district,” Jeff said.

Jeff served in the state House of Representatives from 2009 through 2014. During her three terms she was known for frequently clashing with fellow Democrats and frequently siding with Republicans.

Jeff failed to get on the ballot in 2014 because she did not gather enough petition signatures. This year she ran against Shendo.

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