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Forty-seventh Legislature - First Regular Session
 
 
  Albert Hale

Albert Hale

Democrat
District 2

Senate
1700 W. Washington
Room 313
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-4323
Fax Number: (602) 417-3160

 

BIOGRAPHY OF SENATOR ALBERT A. HALE

 

Albert A. Hale is the former President of the Navajo Nation. He served as the President from 1995 to 1998. He also served as an Assistant Attorney General for the Navajo Nation and special counsel to the Navajo Nation Council. He is also the former President of the Navajo Nation Bar Association.

 

Senator Hale is the former Chairman of the Navajo Nation Water Rights Commission, a commission established by the Navajo Nation Council to oversee and coordinate the Navajo Nation’s water rights, litigation and negotiation efforts. He served as the Commission Chairman during the Negotiation of the New Mexico and the Navajo Nation San Juan River Basin Water Right Settlement Agreement. The Settlement Agreement was signed on April 19, 2005.

 

He served as a Judge Pro Temp for the Laguna Courts, Laguna Pueblo, Laguna, New Mexico. He is one of the lawyers who filed a lawsuit in 1999 against the tobacco companies on behalf of a number of Indian Nations requesting compensation for injury to tribal members from use of smoking and chewing tobacco.

 

Senator Hale is now in private law practice with offices located in St. Michaels, Arizona. He represents Navajo and non-Navajo clients in federal, state and various tribal courts which include Navajo Nation, Taos, and other tribal courts. His clientele include Navajo Engineering and Construction Authority, an enterprise of the Navajo Nation, the Fort Defiance Housing Corporation, the Bishop Piaute Tribe of Bishop, California, regarding the Tribe’s land and water rights claims, and companies doing business on the Navajo Nation.

 

He is an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation; born and raised in Klagetoh, Arizona. He is Ashiihi (salt), born for Todichiini (Bitter Water), Hanaghani (Walk About clan) are his maternal grandparents and Kiyanii (Tall House clan) are his paternal grandparents. He is a 1969 graduate of Fort Wingate High School, a Bureau of Indian Affairs boarding school located east of Gallup, New Mexico. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona (1973) and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University Of New Mexico School Of Law, Albuquerque, New Mexico (1977).

 

He is a member of the New Mexico State Bar Association and the Navajo Nation Bar Association and admitted to practice in U.S. Federal Courts, New Mexico State Courts the Navajo Nation Courts, and various Indian Nation’s Courts. He has been practicing law for over 27 years, mostly in private practice. His law practice concentrates on representing businesses on Indian Nations.

 

On January 20, 2004 Senator Hale was appointed to the Arizona State Senate to fill the District 2 Senate seat vacated by Senator Jack Jackson, Sr. Senator Hale was elected to the Arizona State Senate in November, 2004. He serves on the Government Committee, Government Accountability and Reform Committee, and Committee on Higher Education.

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HB2421 C HCSO; chiropractic care; number.
HB2422 C HCSO; unfair claim settlement practices.
HB2423 C chiropractic care; guidelines; unfair claims.
HB2500 C county records; redacting residential information
HB2501 C foreclosure; homeowner protection
HB2586 P appropriation; Navajo senior center
HB2587 P appropriation; Navajo community projects
HB2588 P appropriation; Navajo capital projects; Tonalea
HB2589 P reservation agricultural operations; good neighbor
HB2615 C cervical cancer study committee
HB2637 C legislative vacancies; election
HCR2041 C Ronald Reagan; death resolution
HCR2055 C Los Changuitos Feos; 40th anniversary
HCR2063 P Honorable James Sedillo
HR2002 C Lalo Guerrero death resolution
SB1037 C nuclear emergency appropriations and assessments
SB1049 C bad checks; classification
SB1050 C water; technical correction
SB1066 C ASDB; students FIRST funding
SB1264 C silver haired legislature; tax checkoff
SB1265 C Arizona silver haired legislature
SB1266 C outsourcing; state service positions; prohibition
SB1267 C juvenile victims' rights; statement
SB1270 C school pupils; personal information; disclosure See Vote
SB1282 C agriculture department; 2005 omnibus act See Vote
SB1289 C stranger danger; K-8 curriculum
SB1290 C HOV lanes; hybrid vehicles
SB1291 C firearm sales; background checks; shows
SB1319 P state employees; salary plan
SB1320 P state salary adjustment; appropriation
SB1334 C hydrologic studies; Benson subwatershed; appropriation
SB1346 C motion picture production; tax credit
SB1347 C motion picture production; tax incentives
  (NOW: tax incentives; motion picture production
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SB1440 C labor organizations; nonunion employees; representation.
SB1441 C insurance; mental health coverage
SB1442 C health care businesses; consumer information.
SB1448 P* Indian tribal tax; mining credit
SB1449 P* procurement services; outsourcing prohibited
SB1450 P* tribal courts
SB1451 P* minimum wages.
SB1452 P* air quality fund; reservations
SB1453 P* transportation board; Native American member
SB1479 C use tax declaration
SB1480 C sexual assault victims; pregnancy prevention.
SB1481 C restoration of rights; prohibited possessors
SB1482 C aggravated shoplifting
SB1483 C tax credits; water conservation systems
SB1484 C vehicle restraint violations; enforcement
SB1486 C misdemeanors; aggravated sentencing.
SB1508 C commercial property tax relief
SCR1024 C honoring Arizona's teachers
SCR1031 C opposing the patriot act
SCR1037 P* state minimum wage.
SR1001 P death resolution; Pope John Paul II

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