- Associated Press - Thursday, October 9, 2014

BETHEL, Alaska (AP) - The Association of Village Council Presidents has re-elected Myron Naneng as its president.

KYUK-radio (https://bit.ly/1o1q1OV) reports Naneng narrowly prevailed Wednesday on the association’s second round of balloting.

Candidates needed 23 votes to obtain a majority and Naneng on a 23-22 vote defeated Raymond Watson, the outgoing board chairman.

Naneng thanked others who ran and said he will continue working on behalf of all the villages in the Yukon-Kuskokwim region.

The association is meeting for its annual convention in Bethel.

The first ballot split the vote three ways. Naneng received 21 votes and Watson and Johnny Evan received 12 each. Evan dropped out before the second ballot.

Naneng for all but two years has been president since 1990.

Henry Hunter was elected chairman.

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Information from: KYUK-AM, https://www.kyuk.org

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