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 CONTACT AND BIO INFORMATION FOR CANDIDATES WHO WILL
                      APPEAR ON 2014 GENERAL ELECTION BALLOTS                     


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District 2
filed on 03/12/14
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P O Box 17116, Reno, NV, 89511
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(775) 722-0962
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filed on 03/10/14
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186 Ryndon, Unit 12, Elko, NV, 89801
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(775) 397-6859
(775) 753-6397- Fax
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filed on 03/04/14
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P O Box 3464, Incline Village, NV, 89450
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filed on 03/14/14
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7480 Sisk Rd, Las Vegas, NV, 89131
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filed on 03/07/14
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P O Box 370297, Las Vegas, NV, 89137
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filed on 03/06/14
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P O Box 6264, Pahrump, NV, 89041
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filed on 03/04/14
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420 N Nellis Blvd, Ste A3-87, Las Vegas, NV, 89110
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filed on 03/03/14
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10080 W Alta Dr, Ste 140, Las Vegas, NV, 89145
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(702) 233-2049
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filed on 03/03/14
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1501 E State Hwy 168, Moapa, NV, 89025
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filed on 03/03/14
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50 S Jones Blvd, Ste 201, Las Vegas, NV, 89107
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filed on 03/05/14
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P O Box 40944, Reno, NV, 89504
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(775) 843-1283
(775) 201-0040- Fax
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filed on 03/05/14
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2209 Idaho St, Carson City, NV, 89701
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(775) 883-7700
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filed on 03/03/14
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840 S Rancho Dr Box 4-567, Las Vegas, NV, 89106
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(702) 487-7006
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filed on 03/03/14
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P O Box 4103, Carson City, NV, 89702
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filed on 03/14/14
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4310 Gasparville St, Las Vegas, NV, 89129
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filed on 03/13/14
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1009 Spencer St, Carson City, NV, 89703
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filed on 03/03/14
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filed on 03/13/14
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1835 Village Center Cir, Las Vegas, NV, 89134
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(702) 385-5533
(702) 382-8891- Fax
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filed on 03/03/14
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filed on 03/06/14
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filed on 03/14/14
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filed on 03/03/14
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1285 Baring Blvd #402, Sparks, NV, 89434
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filed on 03/03/14
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P O Box 51601, Sparks, NV, 89435
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(775) 722-1278
(775) 972-0229- Fax
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filed on 03/07/14
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11974 Kernite St, Reno, NV, 89506
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filed on 03/12/14
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filed on 03/14/14
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3655 Lyon Lane, Carson City, NV, 89704
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(775) 849-3615
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filed on 03/05/14
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748 South Meadows Pkwy A9 #253, Reno, NV, 89521
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filed on 03/03/14
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1605 Wesley Dr, Reno, NV, 89503
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filed on 03/06/14
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1180 Forest St, Reno, NV, 89509
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(775) 762-8006
(775) 329-7802- Fax
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B.S. degree in sociology from S.U.N.Y. System, New York. Masters Degree in Journalism, Reynolds School of Journalism, University of Nevada, Reno.
Current Profession
I am the owner of Pat Hickey Painting Inc., a residential and commercial licensed painting contractor in Northern Nevada. I am also a part time instructor in Journalism at Western Nevada College.
Government Background
I am currently the Assemblyman for AD 25 in Reno. I have have been elected by my legislative colleague as the Minority Floor Leader of the Nevada Legislature and the leader of the Republican Assembly Caucus. I serve on the Assembly Ways and Means [money] Committee, on the Health and Human Services, Taxation, and Elections and Operations Committees. I also currently serve on the K-12 Funding Formula and the Community College Study Committee during this legislative interim.
Reason for Seeking Position
In the state of Nevada, we have what still can be rightly called, a "Citizen Legislature." As such, my real-world experience as a small business owner, working journalist, and college instructor, provides me with a perspective that many Nevadans share. The old adage that before being elected "you should have experience making payroll," is not just political rhetoric to someone like me.

I feel honored to work hard to stay in touch with constituents in my Assembly district, to understand the concerns of they and their families, their businesses, and their school system.

Being in legislative leadership, I have respect for persons on all sides of the political spectrum, and always try to do my best to remember--that before I am a Republican, I am a Nevadan. I hope to earn your continued support as the Assemblyman for AD 25. Thank you...Pat Hickey

filed on 03/03/14
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INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
17845 Journey Ct, Reno, NV, 89508
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Graduated with a BA from the University of Nevada - Reno. MS and PhD from the Missouri University of Science and Technology. Please refer to Niklas Putnam at LinkedIn for more detailed information.
Current Profession
Retired Military. Continuing professional development & education in engineering.
Government Background
Undergraduate and Graduate Student Government.
Reason for Seeking Position
‘As an Independent I am unique in that I represent the people. It is my sense that the people of my district want jobs, their roads fixed, first responders to be there when they are needed, and our schools to be up to building code. And for just about all else, leave Nevadans the heck alone, including their hard earned pay.’ Please refer to my Contract with Nevada for proposed legislation at the website blog tab. Thank you.
filed on 03/06/14
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18124 Wedge Pkwy #519, Reno, Nv, 89511
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Western Legislative Academy 2011 Ed.D.University of La Verne 2006 MS, Information Systems Management, West Coast University 1975 Masters of Business Administration, Georgia State University 1968 Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Univ of No. Georgia 1967
Current Profession
Assemblyman, District 26 Retired Businessman
Government Background
Two terms as Assemblyman first elected in 2010 Served on Ways & Means both sessions Served on Taxation in 2013 session Served as only Northern Nevadan on Assembly Education Committee Served on Transportation committee in 2011 session Interim committees include: Finance, Oversight Committee on TRPA, Retirement & Benefits Comm, Review Comm on impact of technology on gaming. Board member(11 years) & chair (2 years) Public Employees` Benefit Program
Reason for Seeking Position
I have made substantial contributions to Nevada and my district with several bills I have sponsored or successfully killed. We are working our way out of the great recession but there is work to be done. Having continuity is crucial to the district as the 2015 session promises to be the most challenging yet in terms of holding the budget without new taxes. I set myself apart from my opponents because of my life experiences (veteran, 35 years industry experience, and 4 years in the Assembly), my education, and finally the expertise or know-how to get things done especially the relationships I built which are essential to having influence.
filed on 03/03/14
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59 Damonte Ranch Pkwy #B460, Reno, NV, 89521
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-Juris Doctor Degree- University of LaVerne College of Law. -Bachelor Degree- University of CA Los Angeles (U.C.L.A.)
Current Profession
-College Professor- Truckee Meadows Community College.(T.M.C.C.) Teach courses in Political Science, United States Constitution & Nevada Constitution. - Associate Faculty- University of Phoenix- Teach courses in Political Science, United States Constitution & NV Constitution; Advocacy & Mediation, Business Law; Critical Thinking.
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-Commissioner- State of Nevada Commission on Aging and Disability.-Present. -Commissioner- City Of Reno Parks & Recreation Commission-(7 years). -Arbitrator- Better Business Bureau. -Alliance Washoe County Medical Society- Board Member- 1st Vice President. -State of Nevada PTA- Board Member-At large- July 2013- Present. -PTA Board Member- 1st Vice President- Hunsberger Elementary School. -Reno Philharmonic Guild- President- Board of Directors. -Trustee- Reno Philharmonic Association, Board of Trustees. -Washoe County Republican Central Committee- Member.
Reason for Seeking Position
I am running for Assembly because the people do not feel like they are being represented in our government. I care about our community, and I think I can do a better job representing the people of Assembly District 26 and the people of Nevada. I want to get our course of government back on track. I have two children and when they grow up I want them to be able to find a good- paying job here in Nevada; to live near their family. Excessive taxes and regulation on business causes small and medium sized businesses to shut down or leave Nevada. I want to create a favorable business climate here in Nevada, and attract companies to our state, because they create jobs for our neighbors. I want to help create a brighter future for the State of Nevada and the people who live here. The people will have a choice in this election.
filed on 03/03/14
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P O Box 20637, Reno, NV, 89515
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filed on 03/03/14
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P O Box 60595, Reno, Nv, 89506
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Rex holds a Master's Degree in Management and two Bachelor's of Science Degrees: first degree in Geology and the second in Scientific Technical Communication from Michigan Technological University. Rex is additionally Certified by the federal government in Fiscal Law and Government Contracting.
Current Profession
Rex resigned his position in federal government to run for office. Rex is currently working as a consulting geologist who maps and channel samples abandoned mines to determine potential for development.
Government Background
Rex spent 20 years serving our country in the military and then went to work in the federal government. As a civilian Rex has served in the Corp of Engineers as a Contract Specialist. Rex went on to serve in the National Park Service as a Contracting Officer, and the Bureau of Land Management as a Program and Project Analyst. Rex has worked with state agencies from the Chamber of Economic Development to the State Historic Preservation Office as well as federal agencies to include the EPA, SBA, BOR, and BIA to mention a few. Because of Rex’s extensive experience in Government, Rex can discuss most all of Nevada’s Natural Resource issues from Sage Grouse to Wild Horses and Mineral Exploration/Mining to Water Rights.
Reason for Seeking Position
I am running for office to help reclaim our country and state from the Progressive-Liberals who are attacking our Constitution, our Industries, and our American Values. There's no way we can defend our children, our seniors, and vulnerable populations from poverty, substandard Liberal education, and substandard care if we fail to defend the basic values, principles, and infrastructure that made our nation great.

I am told we can’t complain about the elected officials if we don’t vote. I vote and vote, and I’m tired of complaining; I'm running for office because something has to change. For the last five years, Liberals have addressed every government funding issue with a proposal to raise taxes rather than reduce the scope of Government. For the last five years, Liberals have exploited every human tragedy to attack the American Bill of Rights rather than address our highly medicated society. For the last five years, Liberals have abused and oppressed the manufacturing and raw materials industries which create jobs, develops the infrastructure, and stimulates the economy. I’m running for office because I’m disgusted by what has happened to our country, our government, and our leadership.

I am running for office to give all Nevadans the professional and ethical public servant they deserve.

I am for:

Professionalism in Public Service

Ethical Integrity in Politics

Defending the U.S. Constitution and American Bill of Rights

filed on 03/03/14
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1350 Freeport Blvd #107, Sparks, NV, 89431
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I graduated with honors from St. Leo University with Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration. I also hold an Associate in Applied Science from the Community College of the Air Force.
Current Profession
I currently work as an independent consultant to government and private industry, focusing on business development and renewable energy issues. I have owned small businesses and have held technical management positions in various private sector companies.
Government Background
I was appointed to a two-year term as Commissioner to the Nevada Equal Rights Commission (NERC) by Governor Brian Sandoval in 2012. In the 2009, 2011 and 2013 legislative sessions, I worked to advance civil rights in Nevada. By working with members of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Nevada Women’s Lobby and the Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada (PLAN) and key legislators, I was able to help secure the passage of groundbreaking civil rights legislation in Nevada.
Reason for Seeking Position
We need visionary and decisive leaders in Carson City, not legislators beholden to powerful unions or corporate interests. If left unchecked, political cronyism will turn Nevada into a corporate wasteland, not a state for the people. I will bring leadership and integrity to the Nevada Assembly. I will put the people of Nevada, not good ol’ boy politics, first.

My legislative efforts will be focused on reducing unemployment, developing sound fiscal policies and providing needed revenues without new taxation. We need to make Nevada more attractive to a wide range of businesses and accelerate job creation. By reducing energy costs, removing barriers to competition, encouraging rural development and supporting Nevada entrepreneurs, we can get Nevada working again.

filed on 03/03/14
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P O Box 51202, Sparks, NV, 89435
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filed on 03/03/14
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2180 4th St, Sparks, NV, 89431
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filed on 03/03/14
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1344 Disc Dr #201, Sparks, NV, 89436
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Attended Michigan Technological University, Business Administration 30+ years of private sector job-creating small business experience
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Owner, manufacturing company
Government Background
My experience is in the private sector, which is exactly what we need in our government. I know what it takes to attract businesses providing high-paying jobs to Nevada. We must run state government more like a business, with accountability to the people from whom government receives funding, and live within a budget. We do not have a revenue problem, we have a spending problem. We need to find and root out waste, just as we do in business. We must get government out of the way of the economy.

Reason for Seeking Position
I am seeking this office because I believe we, as voters and taxpayers, deserve an elected representative who truly works for us and listens to us. I'm a constitutional conservative, believing in the principles of lower taxes, smaller, less intrusive government and increased personal liberty.

I am tired of the career politicians who are looking to further their political careers, who put those careers above the needs of the people they represent. There is much work to be done to get Nevada back on the right track. We still have one of the highest unemployment rates in the country, one of the highest foreclosure rates, and a failing school system. We simply cannot keep sending the same types of career politicians to represent us who implement the same failed policies and expect a different result. We need someone new and different, with fresh ideas.

We see our freedom and liberties slipping away at an alarming rate. The time has passed for sitting back and hoping someone will fix things. It's a time for boldness and action. That is why I am running for this office. Please visit my website for more information. Thank you.

filed on 03/11/14
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P O Box 60574, Reno, NV, 89506
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filed on 03/05/14
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68 Amigo Ct, Sparks, NV, 89441
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(775) 221-2502
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filed on 03/13/14
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11509 Deodar Way, Lemmon Valley, NV, 89506
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(775) 972-8915
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filed on 03/03/14
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1805 N Carson St #89, Carson City, NV, 89701
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filed on 03/04/14
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1216 Sonoma St, Carson City, NV, 89701
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(775) 741-8309
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filed on 03/03/14
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780 Norfolk Dr, Carson City, Nv, 89703
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filed on 03/03/14
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P O Box 17052, Reno, NV, 89521
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filed on 03/12/14
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4885 Sinelio Dr, Reno, NV, 89502
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A graduate of the State University of New York at Albany, with a B.S. in Business Administration. Certified Government Finance Manager, Association of Governmental Accountants (Attained 1995, status: Retired)

Current Profession
Retired since June 2009. Certified Master Gardener with the UNR Cooperative Extension; member, Master Gardener Program Advisory Council

Government Background
I had served state and local governments as a government finance professional for 32 years before retiring in June 2009. I moved to Nevada in 1983 after serving in New York state government positions for over six years (financial analyst, budget analyst, treasury and investment officer) which were all focused on New York City. In Nevada, I began as the Senior Accountant in the Washoe County Comptroller’s Office (about seven years) became the Finance Director for the City of Sparks/CFO of the Sparks Redevelopment Agency (over 15 years) and a Program Manager in Finance for the Truckee Meadows Water Authority (about 3 ½ years). My career experiences in Nevada gave me a great deal of insight into the challenges faced by state and local governments.

Reason for Seeking Position
I have been involved in many key issues affecting our region for a number of years and I believe I have more expertise in these matters than the other candidates. Some issues and challenges were resolved within a single governmental entity, but some – typically those that had the potential to have the most impact on the entire region – required cooperation and consensus among the city and county elected officials. Examples include the construction, operation and expansion of the Truckee Meadows Water Reclamation Facility, (a coordinated effort between the two cities with representation from the county); the formation of a JPA (Joint Powers Authority) to acquire the local water distribution system, and to operate and maintain it; the creation of regional animal control facilities; and the formation of a JPA to direct the use of dedicated resources toward flood mitigation projects. However, fire protection, the selection of flood projects, planning and annexation decisions, redevelopment and tax incentive initiatives to attract retail and entertainment venues to the region have pitted local governments against each other with results that threaten public safety and drain needed local revenues. County Commission District 2 is deeply impacted by many of these issues and its residents deserve a knowledgeable, committed Commissioner to represent their interests.
filed on 03/13/14
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1402 E 9th St, #4, Reno, NV, 89512
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(775) 250-1380
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High School - NHS Sports: Letters in Basketball Community College AA Degree BS Degree in Management MS Degree in Industrial Economics * JD Degree, commercial product completed, never took the Bar.
Current Profession
Contract and Consulting work. We have been trying to start a new technical school in the area but run into political obstacles at every turn.
Government Background
Multiple campaigns, white papers, poli sci courses in college. My Dad was friends with Ronald Reagan, before he went into formal politics in Calif. Sen Hayakawa, Sen Cranston and of course Sen Reid.
Reason for Seeking Position
I have great sense of duty and hope to serve the community. I have concerns because I have kids in the school district and have seen steady decline to the point it has become unrealistic to expect our kids to be able to compete in a world where so many other countries contribute to education of the children, the greatest resource of any country or community. So very much to talk about in this section. We seem to take better care of our abandoned pets than our abandoned veterans and other homeless. Our society can do so much better with even the limited resources available.
filed on 03/03/14
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1057 University Terrace, Reno, NV, 89503
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filed on 03/14/14
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P O Box 60437, Reno, NV, 89506
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(775) 971-8811
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1 year Mechanical Engineering / Data Processing at UNR. 4 year Certificate from TMCC in Applied Trades
Current Profession
Retired (36 years same trade)
Government Background
Officer, leadership or parliamentarian at church, clubs and organizations that I`ve been a member of. Example: 17 years service in the positions of Recording Secretary, Executive Board, Vice President, Wage and Benefits negotiating team, and President, of Sheet Metal Workers serving all of Northern Nevada.
Reason for Seeking Position
To help make Washoe County the best county it can be for myself, my children, my grandchildren, and all the other individuals and families in the area, and generations to come. To work with business owners, for without owners there are no jobs. To bring more jobs to the area. To bring more common sense to and cooperation among local governmental agencies. Wisely planning, using, and protecting our natural resources.
filed on 03/03/14
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P O Box 5000, Sparks, NV, 89432
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(775) 358-0555
(775) 414-0717- Fax
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High School graduate. Several thousand hours of continuing education classes in the field of real estate and water rights and legal matters.
Current Profession
Real estate broker/owner since 1971 specializing in land and ranches, and other rural properties. I have developed quite a few parcels of land for resale over the years. I became a realtor after working as a carpenter and painter for a few years.
Government Background
Worked for the Navy in Kodiak, Alaska, the U. S. Army at Ft. Wainwright, and the U. S. Air Force at Elmendorf Air Force base, in administrative and accounting positions. In the real estate business, I helped clients work through county governments in the subdividing and development of property. I have been a member of the Warm Springs Citizens Advisory Board for several years
Reason for Seeking Position
As a CAB member, I have had a close working relationship with Washoe County, and have been instrumental in returning agricultural zoning to Warm Springs,in reestablishing our citizens advisory boards throughout the county after two years with no body politic, in regaining the polling place for our valley,and much more. I feel that I have the experience and maturity to be an effective county commissioner and will take my oath seriously, and will observe the county motto which is to " protect and serve" my constituents.
filed on 03/14/14
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6121 Lakeside Dr, Ste 100, Reno, NV, 89511
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(775) 284-1313
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Reason for Seeking Position
Based on my own personal experience and research I discovered that property taxpayers are not always treated equally. I have over two decades of experience in the local real estate market and I took the time to research and fight my own tax bill. I prevailed, but it occurred to me that most people don`t have the time or background to fight an inaccurate or unfair tax bill. Most folks work hard to keep a roof over their head and food on the table. I don`t want to see them exert extra time and effort just to get a fair shake. I have decades of experience in the real estate and mortgage-lending field. I have real world experience based on true market conditions. I have the ability to look at "what is" and not "what may be." My goal is simple. I want to treat the taxpayer fairly. I want everyone to be sure that they are on equal footing.
filed on 03/03/14
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I received my Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Nevada in 1996. I became a Certified Appraiser with the State of Nevada for both Real and Personal Property in 1999. The assessment related continuing education classes I`ve taken over the years through the International Association of Assessing Officers include courses: 101, 102, 112, 151, 161, 300, 311 and 400 in addition to various seminars offered by the IAAO and Nevada Assessors Association.
Current Profession
I`m currently the Washoe County Assessor, a position I`ve held since January 2007. As Assessor my responsibility is to discover, list, and value all property subject to taxation. This includes roughly 171,400 parcels and 30,500 personal property accounts, which produces a total assessed value of our County at $12.2b. During this time I`ve been honored to represent Nevada Assessors Association as their Vice-President and President, and continue to serve as their Legislative Committee Chair. I also currently serve on Washoe County`s Strategic Leadership team and actively participate in Department Head meetings.
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My professional life has been dedicated solely to providing excellent public service to the citizens of Washoe County. My career with Washoe County began in 1989 shelving books at the Sierra View Library while I finished my high school education. I continued to work with the Library System through graduation from the University of Nevada in various positions and locations ranging from the circulation counter at the Peavine Library to cataloging materials in the Tech Services division. In July 1999, I began my career in the Assessor`s office as an Appraiser I. From there I worked my way up through the ranks to a Senior Appraiser position before being elected to the Office of the Washoe County Assessor in 2007. I celebrated my 25 year anniversary with Washoe County this past December and am dedicated to this Office.
Reason for Seeking Position
I`m a proven leader, dedicated public servant, and possess the knowledge, skill and ability required for the Office of the Washoe County Assessor. During my tenure as your Assessor, we have prevailed through the great recession making difficult decisions leading to a sustainable organization. Put in perspective, the assessed value of Washoe County declined from a high of over $18 billion to a low of $11 billion which significantly reduced general fund revenues to fund those essential services our community relies on. Specific to the Assessor`s Office, we saw our annual budget reduced from roughly $8 million down to our current level of $5.5 million which resulted in staffing reductions from 85 FTE positions in 2007 to 59 FTE positions currently. In spite of these resource reductions, our office has utilized technological advances to work smarter in providing increased public service. Some accomplishments over the past seven years include: 1) a migration to annual reappraisal of all real and personal property in the County, 2) upgrading our GIS mapping software from the antiquated ARC-Info platform to the state of the art ARC-GIS platform in 2008, 3) upgrading our Personal Property database to a state of the art system in 2009, 4) upgraded our Real Property database to a state of the art system in 2013, 5) we were the first Assessor`s office in the state to allow for online personal property declaration filing in 2008, 6) we were also the first office to allow for online personal exemption renewal filing in 2012. While there has been a lot of process and technological changes throughout the office, there is still more to do and I`m the best candidate to lead the office through the process.
filed on 03/07/14
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(775) 870-1683
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filed on 03/03/14
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P O Box 18853, Reno, NV, 89511
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Formal Education
College courses and numerous educational seminars with focus on professional and career development.
Current Profession
On July 9, 2013 I was UNANIMOUSLY appointed by the Washoe County Commissioners to fill the unexpired term of retiring County Clerk Amy Harvey until January 5, 2015. As your Washoe County Clerk I am responsible for a wide variety of services and maintain numerous public records, most of which are mandated by State law. Some of the most important duties include keeping the record of the actions of the Board of County Commissioners, issuing marriage licenses, and filing fictitious firm names (dba’s) and notary bonds. Records in the office date back to 1861.
Government Background
I began my career in County Clerk’s Office in October of 2000 when I was appointed to the position of Chief Deputy by County Clerk Amy Harvey. As Chief Deputy I oversaw and managed all aspects and operations of the Clerk’s Office on a daily basis, including the fiscal difficulties presented during the recent economic downturn. I represented the office and participated in seven (7) sessions of the Nevada Legislature on County Clerk issues. For the 2013 legislative session I was appointed Legislative Liaison with Clark County Clerk Diana Alba to represent the interests of the Nevada Association of County Clerks and Election Officials. I am a member of the County Fiscal Officers Association and Nevada Association of County Clerks and Election Officials. Prior to my public service career, I spent 22 years in the legal field as a legal assistant for local attorneys and several years in escrow.
Reason for Seeking Position
I believe my experience and background make me the ideal person to continue serving as your County Clerk. I am committed to highest standards of ethics in government service and serve as your independent record keeper of the actions taken by the Board of County Commissioners. I fully believe in your rights as citizens to have transparency and full access to the public records maintained in the County Clerk’s office. I am a dedicated, loyal and hardworking public servant and would very much appreciate the opportunity to continue as your County Clerk. I would honor the trust of your vote of confidence. To learn more about what your County Clerk does, please go to www.washoecounty.us/clerks On a more personal note, I have been a resident of Washoe County for almost 40 years. I have two grown sons, Matt and Mark. As a single mother, I was dedicated to supporting the boys’ efforts in soccer, baseball, golf and raising game birds and water fowl. My family unit is rounded out by my two rescue Lhasa Apsos (Hunky & Dorrie) and three wonderful grand-dogs. I have also been known to foster dogs while searching for their forever homes. I love to tap dance, cook and work in my yard, as well as to enjoy a variety of music, art and books. To learn more about me, see my website at www.voteparent.com
filed on 03/03/14
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P O Box 1083, Reno, NV, 89504
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filed on 03/03/14
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P O Box 3217, Reno, NV, 89505
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Photo of Don Cavallo
Formal Education
Attended University of Nevada, Reno Attended Truckee Meadows Community College Alumni - Wooster High School, Class of 1973
Current Profession
I am currently serving my 6th term as the Washoe County Public Administrator. This important office has authority to act as the administrator of an estate subject to Nevada Revised Statute, Title 12. The department handles the final affairs of those who die in Washoe County with no one to help them. During my current term we received 876 new cases and closed 858 cases. We currently are handling 134 open cases. My office has distributed over $10,854,000 to heirs and beneficiaries during the last four years.
Government Background
I have served 24 years as the elected Washoe County Public Administrator. I was also appointed as the Washoe County Public Guardian and was honored to hold this office for 10 years. I am a professional fiduciary and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to serve the citizens of Washoe County through the election process. I have learned to work within the County government and District Court system guiding the department through difficult budgetary restraints during my current term.
Reason for Seeking Position
I am seeking re-election as the Washoe County Public Administrator because I see the need for continued, responsible, and stable management of this vital office. As the county population increases and ages, the necessity for the services provided by the Public Administrator becomes more important. It is my desire to continue to work with the residents of Washoe County and provide the best possible services to families impacted by the death of a loved one. I will also continue to address the education of Washoe County citizens on the importance of estate planning and general asset protection. I can provide the leadership and work ethic necessary to perform the duties of this office. Thank you for your vote!
filed on 03/04/14
Address Information
544 W 1st St, Reno, NV, 89503
Contact Information
(310) 871-2003
(775) 329-2414- Fax
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Formal Education
Chase McKenna attended University in Los Angeles, CA studying Psychology. She graduated with honors from HMI. After graduating Chase continued her studies and received her PhD.
Current Profession
Chase McKenna is a mental health professional specializing in Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Therapeutic Hypnosis, and Graphology.

Chase is active in the local theatrical arts community, as a director and producer. She is the artistic director of Merry War Theatre Group.

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filed on 03/03/14
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9732 State Route 445, PMB 166, Sparks, NV, 89441
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Reason for Seeking Position
filed on 03/13/14
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filed on 03/13/14
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filed on 03/03/14
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8055 Fire Opal Ln, Reno, NV, 89506
Contact Information
(775) 677-0377
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Formal Education
Salutatorian – Page High School Page, Arizona

Arizona State University

Truckee Meadows Community College

Current Profession
Currently serving my 5th year as Washoe County Treasurer.
Government Background
Office of the City Treasurer – City of Page, AZ 1980-1986

Office of the Washoe County Treasurer 1998-current

Washoe County Treasurer 2010-current

Reason for Seeking Position
I truly enjoy serving the people of Washoe County! The Treasurer’s Office serves an important mission – to bill and collect revenues that allow local government agencies to provide and maintain quality, safe communities for our citizens. We are just coming out of a difficult time, when we experienced many cuts to staff and services. I am excited to be a part of the team that can bring the lessons learned from those challenges forward, and use them to better serve our citizens into the future.
filed on 03/03/14
Address Information
P O Box 3917, Incline Village, NV, 89450
Formal Education
Hans Keller earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with cum laude academic honors, Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village.
Current Profession
Mr. Keller is the Chief Bailiff, Incline Village Crystal Bay Justice Court.
Government Background
Hans Keller began his career serving the residents of the Incline Village Crystal Bay Township in 1996. Hans completed the P.O.S.T. (Nevada Commission on Peace Officers' Standards and Training) category III peace officer certification in 1996, and then the category I training at the High Sierra Regional Law Enforcement Academy in the Truckee Meadows in 2001. Mr. Keller grasps the importance of the judicial and law enforcement processes and where the Incline Village/Crystal Bay Office of the Constable fits into those processes.
Reason for Seeking Position
Mr. Keller is the President and on the Board of Directors of the Tahoe DUI Awareness Program which puts on local Victim Impact Panel Discussions for DUI offenders. Mr. Keller is a permanent resident of Incline Village and has been for over two decades, a local homeowner and Treasurer of his HOA, and proud father of two teenagers that share his love for Incline Village.

Mr. Keller will help maintain synergy by keeping our local Constable's Office in tune with our community.

Seat B
filed on 01/06/14
Address Information
300 S Fourth St Ste 900, Las Vegas, NV, 89101
Contact Information
(702) 595-4504
(702) 258-4045- Fax
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none entered
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Seat D
filed on 01/06/14
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533 W Caroline St, Carson City, NV, 89703
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Department 05-Family Court
filed on 01/06/14
Address Information
P O Box 7614, Reno, NV, 89510
Formal Education
I have a law degree from John Marshall Law School and an undergraduate degree from Northwestern University.
Current Profession
I am honored to be appointed by the Family Court Judges to serve on the bench as a Family Court Master. I preside over cases involving divorce, custody, child support and child welfare issues. I issue decisions in these cases daily focusing on the best interest of the child.
Government Background
I have been fortunate as an attorney to have the opportunity to serve in all levels of our judicial system for the past twenty years in the fields of family, criminal and appellate work. As a Chief Deputy Public Defender, I led a team of attorneys dedicated to protecting the rights of parents without jeopardizing child safety. I developed an expertise in the field of Specialty Courts including Family Drug Court, Criminal Drug Court, Diversion Court and Mental Health Court. I served for several years on the Family Model Court committee and the Nevada Court Improvement Program. Both programs sought improvements in services to children and families in the child welfare system. I have testified before the Nevada State Legislature on issues relating to family law and substance abuse treatment.
Reason for Seeking Position
A Family Court Judge should be experienced, fair and respected. A Family Court Judge should treat everyone in the court room with respect and have an inherent sense of fairness. I have dedicated my career to those ideals as I advocated for fair treatment for the most disadvantaged members of our community throughout my legal career. Being in the courtroom, particularly on the bench, is where I can best support and strengthen families to raise healthy children. As a Family Court Master, I see families in crisis daily and make decisions directed to meet the needs of the families in our community. As a mother, I am keenly aware of the challenges of parenting. I am running for this position because I believe this area of the law is not stagnant, it cannot be, as long as the lives and future of our children rest on the wisdom and balance of justice. Thank you for considering my qualifications and I would appreciate your vote in November.
filed on 01/17/14
Address Information
650 S Rock Blvd, Ste 21A, Reno, NV, 89502
Contact Information
(775) 677-7777
(775) 786-3388- Fax
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Formal Education
University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Juris Doctor 1983 University of Nevada, Business Management, 1980
Current Profession
Attorney, dba the Law Office of Cliff Young. My office has represented people in all areas of family law, including divorces, child custody matters, TPOs, juvenile dependency, involuntary commitments, termination of parental rights and annulments.
Government Background
I have appeared before dozens of judges on family matters across Northern Nevada. This experience in seeing how different judges rule on cases has been a learning ground on how to weigh different factors in divorce and custody cases. Between 1983-85, I was an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Reno. I served on the Regional Transportation Commission 2030 and 2040 Steering Committees. I served ten years on the Washoe County Parks Commission, eight years on the RTC Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee and approx. twelve years with the Reno Bicycle Council.
Reason for Seeking Position
I believe my experience in helping families` legal needs for over thirty years will help provide fair and impartial judgment. My experience is much broader and longer than my opponents. A Family Law Judge has to be patient with people who appear representing themselves, which amounts to over 50% of cases. A judge must be willing to help parties understand the law and why a ruling is made. I greatly admire our Family Court Judges and aspire to help families heal through the tortuous process when they need a court`s involvement.
Department 06
filed on 01/17/14
Address Information
9498 Double R Blvd, Ste A, Reno, NV, 89521
Contact Information
(775) 827-6464
(775) 827-6496- Fax
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Formal Education
I graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Zoology. I then attended the J. Reuben Clark School of Law at Brigham Young University. I received my Juris Doctorate degree in 1987.
Current Profession
I am currently a civil litigation attorney in Reno, Nevada. I am employed with the law firm of Rands, South and Gardner. I have worked for 26 years as a trial lawyer, trying cases to juries and to the bench.
Government Background
Reason for Seeking Position
In the spring of 1987, I loaded my family’s belongings into a U-haul truck and moved to Reno Nevada. I had just graduated from law school and accepted a position as a law clerk in the Second Judicial District Court. The assignment held a great degree of hope and promise. The opportunity to work with Judicial and Court personnel would add substance to the theories taught in law school. It was with excitement and a little trepidation that I began my career in Reno.

My experience at the court was a stepping stone to the lawyer I have become today. In 1987, the law clerks were also tasked with the responsibility of acting as court bailiff. There were no full time deputies in the court room. Therefore, when court was in session, the law clerk was present. As law clerk, I had the opportunity to review the entire scope of the legal experience. I was able to experience civil, criminal, estate, family law and appellate issues. One of the highlights was the opportunity to work on pretrial motions for Habeas Corpus on one of the largest criminal RICO trials in the State of Nevada.

When I chose my practice, I decided that I wanted to go into litigation At that time, the Court Annexed Arbitration program was not in force. This allowed some lower exposure matters to progress to a jury trial. Younger lawyers were, therefore, allowed earlier trial experience. In my first year of practice, I had my first solo jury trial. In my 26 years of practice, I have had multiple jury trials and trials to the court. I have been in the trenches. This will allow me to be a better judge. I have practical, versus theoretical experience.

I believe in the jury system. One of my favorite quotes from Thomas Jefferson is as follows: "I consider trial by jury as the only anchor yet devised by man, by which a government can be held to the principles of its constitution." I have seen rights of the less fortunate upheld by juries in Washoe County. I have seen instances where brave judges have enforced the rights of the citizenry. I want to be part of the process.

To balance work, I have always had my family. My daughters have all graduated from college. The youngest from the University of Nevada. Two have multiple degrees. They are all employed in honorable professions. They are truly my reason for being. However, even more than my children, I enjoy my four grandchildren. It is because of my children and grandchildren that I want to work to make society a better and safer place for future generations. At this time in my life, I feel the best way I can do this is from the bench. I ask you for that opportunity.

filed on 01/06/14
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Photo of Lynne Simons
Formal Education
High School: Reno High School, Graduate 1979 Undergraduate: Stanford University, B.A. Sociology/Organizational Behavior, 1983

Law school: Pepperdine University School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 1986

Current Profession
I am an attorney with Woodburn and Wedge. My practice currently includes serving as a special master for the Second Judicial District Court, mediator, consultant, counsel in probate and trust proceedings and probate, trust and civil litigation matters.
Government Background
Second Judicial District Court, Washoe County, Nevada:

Special Master (guardianship and constructional defect). I conduct special master hearings, monitor case status, draft reports and recommendations for orders including scheduling, discovery, accounting compliance, and handle other court referred disputes.

Probate Commissioner/Court Master. I presided over uncontested and contested probate/trust matters and settlement conferences, reviewed court files, and prepared recommendations for orders on contested cases and other motions, including summary judgment.

Law clerk/bailiff. I assisted the judge on and observed all proceedings handled by the district court including criminal and civil hearings, jury and bench trials, discovery disputes, evidentiary motions, arraignments, sentencings, probation revocations, post-conviction relief, jury instructions, municipal court appeals, probates and other proceedings. I reviewed and prepared draft orders and decisions on all submitted matters, including pre-trial motions and trial decisions.

United States Senate, Washington, D.C.: Intern for U.S. Senator Paul Laxalt

Reason for Seeking Position
My integrity, passion for justice and community commitment drive my desire to serve as District Court Judge, Department 6. Locally grown as Lynne Jones, I attended local schools. As a youngster, I watched my grandfather, Justice of the Peace Max Jones, in court. My judicial aspirations were activated and have not diminished. I continued my education at Stanford University and Pepperdine University School of Law, working in Reno during the summers. My thirty year connection with the Washoe County District Court (“the Court”) began in law school when I was a summer law clerk for Woodburn and Wedge. I researched in the county law library and attended numerous hearings and trials. With Nevada in my heart and mind, I graduated from law school and came to the Court as a judicial law clerk. After my clerkship, I began working as an attorney with Woodburn and Wedge. I was mentored in an array of practice areas and settled on complex civil and probate and trust litigation. In my 17 years there, I handled, as first or second chair, every aspect of trial and appellate work in Nevada and California state and federal courts. In 2004, I was appointed to the Court as Probate Court Master by Chief Judge Hardesty. As a department with a relentless calendar, statistics reflect I heard 2000+ contested/uncontested matters and conducted 75+ settlement conferences. My performance received high marks from the Washoe County Bar. This invaluable experience cemented the judicial fortitude and fundamental fairness I possess. My Court connection continued when two of our four children were in the NICU for 2 ½ months. Babies in the NICU are connected to all individuals that come before the district court -- at-risk, young, old, medically-trained, drug-addicted, intelligent, business-minded, married, single, publically-assisted, wealthy, convicted, low functioning, socially connected and many others. My commitment to serve expanded geometrically. In solo practice, I connected as a special master, mediator, expert witness, consultant and pro bono attorney. My connection continues with my return to Woodburn and Wedge and to my practice while still serving as a special master and mediator. My parents, Max Jones and Honor Settelmeyer Jones, instilled in me the values of volunteerism and community commitment. I give through consistent advocacy, donations and volunteer work hours. I served on the Food Bank of Northern Nevada, Step 2, the Nevada Women’s Fund, and the Brookfield School PTA boards. With each term, I gain an education. For instance, in securing a treatment facility for Step 2, I observed first-hand the effect the drug crime epidemic has on our criminal justice system. I am well-rounded, family-oriented, reflective and compassionate, balanced by a strong moral compass. I offer integrity, fairness, intelligence, a diverse background, a “roll up your sleeves” work ethic and resounding common sense, together with a history of dedicated connection to the Court. Simply put, I am committed and connected to Washoe County and respectfully seek this position for these reasons.
Department 08
filed on 01/06/14
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P O Box 1084, Reno, NV, 89504
Contact Information
(775) 971-7997
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filed on 01/10/14
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10580 N McCarran Blvd #115-403, Reno, NV, 89503
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(775) 453-2611
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Department 11-Family Court
filed on 01/17/14
Address Information
18124 Wedge Pkwy #158, Reno, NV, 89511
Contact Information
Formal Education
B.S., Recreation and Parks, Pennsylvania State University (1980) M.A., Arts Administration, Golden Gate University (1984) Doctor of Jurisprudence, Golden Gate University School of Law (1996).
Current Profession
For nearly 5 years, I've worked as the Executive Director of the Nevada Commission on Ethics where I led efforts to help educate the over 100,000 public officers and public employees in our state about ethics laws and assist them to avoid inadvertent ethics violations. I also lead the investigations and coordinate the hearings when violations of the ethics laws harm the public’s trust in our government
Government Background
Prior to receiving my law degree, I worked as a Senior Research Analyst at Nevada's Legislative Counsel Bureau. Immediately following law school, I was granted a clerk position with the Nevada Supreme Court through Justice Charles E. Springer.

I practiced family law, litigation, and estate planning through my Reno and Carson City firm, Jenkins Law Office, which I founded in 2003. From 2002-2005, I also served as an Adjunct Professor at Golden Gate University School of Law, teaching Legal Research and Writing as well as an Honors class on Remedies.

I volunteered with my local CASA organization and rose to serve as its President. Currently I am the Vice President of Austin's House, a Northern Nevada emergency teen foster shelter. I serve as a volunteer attorney for VARN (Volunteer Attorneys for Rural Nevadans) and for Nevada Legal Services.

Reason for Seeking Position
As a mother of two elementary school-age boys, I am keenly aware that the people most at risk in Family Court are often children, and if elected, I will ensure my courtroom is a safe location for children’s voice to be heard and their interests represented, especially in cases of child abuse and neglect.

I am committed to personal and intellectual honesty, and you can trust to me to say what I mean and mean what I say. Every judge has personal opinions, but the quality of a judge can measured in her ability to put those opinions aside and apply the clear rule of law. I have an open mind and value hearing differing ideas to reach a fair outcome.

My ethics keep my conduct on track. As a public officer, I hold myself accountable not only to my own values and those of my family, but also to the Canons of Judicial Conduct and the ethics identified by the citizens I serve.

Family court judges must be able to look at complex and difficult situations, weigh the facts and apply the law fairly. My ethics provide a solid foundation for using good judgment, determining the best interests of the children affected (or the least harmful outcome), and applying the law with a healthy dose of common sense.

I hold ethics in the highest regard and, if elected, will foster an open and ethical courtroom environment in Department 11.

filed on 01/06/14
Address Information
316 California Ave #73, Reno, NV, 89509
Contact Information
Formal Education
Georgetown University Law School, Washington, D.C., Juris Doctorate (1977) University of Nevada Reno, Masters Degree in Judicial Studies (2009); PhD in Judicial Studies (2013)
Current Profession
I am the incumbent judge. After practicing law in Reno for 20 years, I was first elected judge in 2004 and re-elected in 2010. I have 30 years of experience with family law cases.
Government Background
I am presently a district court judge, serving in Department 11 of the Family Court in Washoe County, Nevada. I serve, and have served, on many committees designed to improve the access of Washoe County's people to the courts. In 2013 the Nevada Supreme Court granted me its "Outstanding Achievement in Education Award."
Reason for Seeking Position
I have the knowledge, experience and devotion to Family Court and the families of Washoe County that is needed in a judge. I have specialized on family law in the Reno area for more than 30 years, first as an attorney and for the past 10 years as judge. I not only know the law, but the impact of family court decisions on children and other family members.

I have lived in Washoe County for more than 30 years. I married and raised my children here. I have always engaged in community service. I hosted a legal advice radio program "Chuck Weller and the Law" on KKOH for more than 12 years. I wrote a legal advice column in the Reno Gazette Journal for three years. I was a volunteer lawyer for every available local outlet. I want to make this community a better place for my family and your family.

I ran for, and was elected judge in 2004 to continue my career goal of helping people to use the law to improve their lives. In my second year on the bench I was injured by a disturbed individual. I returned to the bench as soon as I could because of my dedication to the work of the Family Court. I was re-elected in 2010.

At the Court, I am responsible to oversee the programs designed to help people who appear without lawyers. About 70% of the people who appear in Family Court do not have lawyers.

While handling a full case load in Family Court, I also earned a Masters Degree and PhD in Judicial Studies at UNR. I did this because it is important for a judge to learn as much as possible about the best solutions for families, the community and the children impacted by decisions. I have studied child development, substance abuse, domestic violence and many other family related subjects. The Nevada Supreme Court recognized this effort with its Outstanding Achievement in Judicial Education Award.

I have been a chairman, director or member of numerous committees for the improvement of the courts and the community, including: -Chairman, Washoe County Commission's Justice Facility Working Committee; -Chairman, Nevada Supreme Court's Interim Committee to Revise Standard Protection Orders; -Washoe County Sheriff's Honorary Deputies Association; -United States Navy League; -Board of Trustees, Washoe County Law Library; -Reno Host Lions

I am honored to have the support of community leaders like Sparks Mayor Gino Martini, Reno Mayor Bob Cashell, Catherine Cortez Masto, Bernice Martin Mathews, and the overwhelming majority of lawyers who practice law in Washoe County's Family Court.

Department 14-Family Court
filed on 01/17/14
Address Information
748 South Meadows Pkwy, Ste A-9-145, Reno, NV, 89521
Contact Information
(775) 830-7571
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none entered
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filed on 01/07/14
Address Information
203 S Arlington Ave, Reno, NV, 89501
Contact Information
(775) 323-8881
(775) 323-3869- Fax
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Formal Education
University of California at Davis, 1977-1981; Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.

University of Nevada, Reno, College of Business Administration, evening MBA program 1988-1990; left to start own law practice.

University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, 1981-1984, Juris Doctor degree. Top 25% of class, Traynor Honor Society, BNA/ U.S. Law Week award.

Current Profession
I am the owner of the Law Offices of John Springgate, practicing primarily in the fields of family law and criminal matters. I have run the firm since 2003, after my former partner retired. Prior to that, I was a partner in Ohlson and Springgate from 1990-2003, and an associate at a law firm from 1995-2000.

In my family law practice, I handle divorce, child custody, visitation disputes, adoptions, and termination cases, as well as probate and guardianships. My criminal practice is trial work in State and Federal courts, both misdemeanors and felonies, including drug and homicide cases.

Government Background
I was a judicial law clerk in 1984, for Judge Norman Robison. Since that time, I have been an attorney in private practice, representing people in the courts of this State at all levels, from simple misdemeanors to death penalty cases. In addition to my extensive trial practice, including criminal jury trials, I have appeared before boards such as the Nevada State Nursing Board, the Board of Psychological Examiners, and the Contractor’s Board. I have spent all of my career practicing in the courts of this State, in nearly every county, the Nevada Supreme Court, Federal District Court, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. I have spent my entire career in the legal system as an advocate for clients, working with the State Bar Disciplinary Panel for 9 years, and as a judge pro tem for Sparks Justice Court and Reno Municipal Court.
Reason for Seeking Position
Washoe County’s families need a family court judge who can immediately be ready to take on the duties of the job, and start working for them from day one. Over my 29 years as a practicing lawyer, I bring a broad range of experience in all areas of the law; during my career I have drafted documents and handled civil litigation, done personal injury work for both plaintiffs and defense, practiced criminal law, and handled substantial family law cases, from people with no assets, to those with estates worth millions of dollars.

I have always been an advocate and trial lawyer, and making sure that a client has had a fair hearing has been at the heart of my practice. I bring that trial and courtroom experience with me, to make sure that everyone has a fair trial or hearing in every matter, and there are few matters that touch the heart more than family cases. Divorces, custody fights, visitation, adoptions, and terminations happen every day, and they can be the most devastating thing to ever happen to a family. It is important that the people of this county have a family court judge who can help them settle a case quickly if possible, try it fairly, if it needs to be tried, and get them out of the system to carry on their lives.

I have participated in hundreds of cases, and thousands of client matters, over the years. That includes the negotiation and settlement of hundreds of family law cases, and I bring that experience with me to help others resolve their differences in these very difficult cases. I have worked as a pro tem judge for Reno Municipal Court since 2004, and in Sparks Justice Court since 2010, filling in as necessary as the courts need me, and I want to bring that service to the people of this county full time as a family court judge. Family law is about people, and my practice has always involved helping individuals through life’s toughest times. This is a specialized area that requires a real knowledge of the law and rules of practice, and I would be honored to serve this County as a family court judge.

District C
filed on 03/03/14
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11602 Andes St, Reno, NV, 89506
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filed on 03/14/14
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(775) 527-2534
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District F
filed on 03/14/14
Address Information
P O Box 17192, Reno, NV, 89511
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Formal Education
MA: Political Science/Public Administration, University of Texas, Austin MA: Human Resources Management, Webster University BS: Liberal Arts/Government, University of Texas, Austin
Current Profession
Organizational Development Manager, Washoe County - Current role is to support and guide county-wide initiatives to transition the organization toward new models of service delivery. I provide a full range of organization development consulting and facilitation services, including work with individuals, work groups, cross functional teams and organizational leadership on strategic planning, problem solving, work process improvement, training and development, and performance management.
Government Background
5.5 years with the NV Attorney General`s Office as Nevada`s Domestic Violence Ombudsman spearheading efforts to improve the system`s response to victims and their children.

1.5 years with NV State Personnel as an Education and Learning Officer.

8.5 years with Washoe County. For six years, I was the Learning/Performance Specialist with the Human Resources Department, developing and coordinating training programs for all 3000 employees. For the past two years, I have served as the Organizational Development Manager and a member of the County Senior Management Team.

Reason for Seeking Position
I am running to serve on the Washoe County School Board because I strongly believe in the importance of: - providing quality education to our children, - helping all students successfully achieve their career and life goals, and - preparing a talented and engaged workforce that is ready to tackle the future needs of our community.

As a skilled educator/trainer, workforce development professional, experienced facilitator, bilingual communicator and a parent of a high-school sophomore with 10+ years in Washoe County schools, I am eager to commit my skills, thoughtfulness, and enthusiasm to educating and developing the skilled leaders of tomorrow.

filed on 03/03/14
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5969 Solstice Dr, Sparks, NV, 89436
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(775) 530-4893
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Formal Education
Master’s in Education from UNR in 1974, Counseling and Administrative Certificate, Lifetime Teaching Credential
Current Profession
Nevada State Ethics Commission since June 2008
Government Background
Sparks City Councilman Ward 5 from 1986 through 1992, Washoe County Commissioner from 1992 to 2004
Reason for Seeking Position
Education has been the main focus of my life and professional career. I began my career with the WCSD in 1972 as the Dean of Students at Wooster High School and retired in 1998 as the Vice Principal at Washoe High School. It is through those years of service and experience that will make me an invaluable contributor to achieving the goals and overcoming the challenges that the WCSB faces today and in the future. I would very much like to be a part of the team that brings our youth into the future.

My time on the Sparks City Council and the Washoe County Commission will serve the School Board through my familiarity of holding a public office. There are many obstacles and challenges that our children face today. One of those obstacles is when decisions are made quickly and without the experience needed to make them. My experience can be used to make the best possible decisions for our children’s future.

My late wife, Yvonne Shaw, and I had a shared vision, dedication, and passion for this area and our schools. Yvonne has been memorialized by having a middle school christened after her, as well as the Yvonne Shaw Memorial Scholarship fund. This fund, alongside the Tom Mayer Memorial Scholarship fund, were set up by myself to help local scholars get help in paying for college. I would like to carry my dedication to education into the future by serving our kids, and our community, as a voice on the Washoe County School Board.

Gerlach-Vote for up to Five (5)
filed on 03/11/14
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P O Box 179, Gerlach, NV, 89412
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(775) 557-2614
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P O Box 246, Gerlach, NV, 89412
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P O Box 234, Gerlach, NV, 89412
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(775) 557-2372
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filed on 03/13/14
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P O Box 1, Gerlach, NV, 89412
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(775) 557-2277
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Grand View Terrace Water Board-Vote for up to Five (5)
filed on 03/13/14
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(775) 690-1118
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filed on 03/14/14
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(775) 420-9233
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(775) 560-0695
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Incline Village-Vote for up to Two (2)
filed on 03/11/14
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P O Box 5663, Incline Village, NV, 89450
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(775) 831-2009
Formal Education
Master of Arts, Teaching 2006-Sierra Nevada College; Bachelor of Science Entrepreneurship 2006-Sierra Nevada College; Bachelor Of Science Communications Business Management 1983- University of Portland
Current Profession
Owner -Tim Callicrate Productions. Serenade From Tahoe CD production & distribution.

Associate Director of Music, St Francis Catholic Church.

Pianist, Martis Camp.

Substitute Teacher, Lake Tahoe School.

Docent, Thunderbird Lodge.

I am a sole-owner proprietor business owner here in Incline Village where I have lived as a full-time, year-round resident since June of 1985. I have been a professional pianist/vocalist for over 30 years.I have produced two compact discs of background piano music entitled ‘Serenade From Tahoe’ which have been steadily climbing the charts on Pandora, iTunes, Amazon and CD Baby, to name a few.

Government Background
Former IVGID Board Member-1997-2000.

Served as Chairman, Vice-Chairman (2x), Secretary

Board representative to the Citizen's Advisory Board

As an IVGID Trustee, I was given the honor to serve as the Board Chair (1999), Vice Chair (1998/2000) and Secretary (1997). During my tenure on the Board, my fellow officers and I were tasked with several important issues: the hire of a new General Manager, a Management Audit, a Wages & Compensation Audit, a complete reorganization of the District, replacement of Burnt Cedar Beach facilities, renovation of the Village Green, sewer/water main redundancies and defensible space initiatives.

Reason for Seeking Position
I am running for the IVGID Board because I feel that the District has lost its direction and purpose and needs stronger leadership that’s focused, fiscally prudent and is operating with vision towards our community’s future. I seek the support of the residents of Incline Village and Crystal Bay because I realize that the District needs a Trustee who is even-tempered, fair, decisive, focused, well-informed, visionary and proven. I’ve shown that I possess these qualities through my prior work as an IVGID Trustee as well as in my business dealings over the last 29 years here in Incline Village/Crystal Bay. I also understand the urgency in repairing the lost trust of the community toward the Board and the District, restoring civility to the Board meetings, a willingness to compromise when necessary and overall, getting the internal affairs of the District back to a balanced equilibrium. I feel that I bring a level-headed, methodic even-handedness to the table to help facilitate a return to fiscal sanity, Board comportment and a shared collaboration to get our District back on track. It takes a strong desire in working together to realize our community’s goals and vision. We all are so fortunate to live in such a spectacular paradise. Let’s work together to realize our potential and continue to build on the prior successes of those who had the initial vision for Incline Village/Crystal Bay. We’ve done it before. Now’s the time to regroup and do it again! I thank you for your support!
filed on 03/13/14
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(775) 298-1104
(775) 831-0366- Fax
Formal Education
El Camino College, Redondo Beach, CA Western Nevada College, Carson City, NV Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, NV
Current Profession
Shelia Leijon is the Community Outreach Coordinator for the Incline Village Community Hospital. One of her current projects is a collaboration with key community partners, working to maximize the health & wellness of the Incline Village/Crystal Bay community.
Government Background
Shelia is credited with serving Incline Village/Crystal Bay through the creation of the award winning IVGID Senior Program during her employment as the Incline Village Parks & Recreation Supervisor-Seniors. While at IVGID, Shelia wrote and managed many county and local grants providing IVGID with alternative funding options for programs and facilities. Shelia gained experience and served in the non-profit world as the Operations Manager for the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation. Shelia is a co-founder and a current board member of the Incline Tahoe Foundation, working alongside IVGID on community projects focusing on recreation, fitness and health & wellness. At the state and national level, Shelia has served as the Auction Chair for the Michael Bolton Charities Foundation, which supports the Attorney General’s council in their efforts to protect women and children at risk. Internationally, she has served as a board member for Point of Hope,
Reason for Seeking Position
I am proud to call Incline Village home for over 25 years and eager to be a part of our community’s future. These are exciting times for Incline Village/Crystal Bay, affording us the opportunity to recreate a viable business model, which will serve residents, business owners, part-time residents and visitors. I look forward to working with my neighbors in supporting and developing an environmentally conscious community, offering feasible recreational options, with affordable recreation and utility fees.
filed on 03/14/14
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filed on 03/13/14
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774 Mays Blvd #10-294, Incline Village, NV, 89451
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(916) 251-9664
(775) 548-8524- Fax
Formal Education
BS Managerial Economics, UC Davis

MBA, Arizona State University

Pursing PhD in Organizational Leadership, Northcentral University

California CPA

Current Profession
Kendra is an Associate Professor and Chair - Business Department at Sierra Nevada College. Kendra serves on the board for Girls on the Run - Sierras. Kendra and her husband, Ethan, own the Wild Alaskan Restaurant and Bar in Incline Village, NV.
Government Background
This is my first experience working with and/or in government.
Reason for Seeking Position
Kendra is running for IVGID Board of Trustees because she believes that there are members of the community with little representation on the board. This is an exciting time for Incline Village with many opportunities ahead of us. As a resident of Incline Village, Kendra values the recreation venues and services that IVGID provides. Kendra would like to see IVGID create an economically sustainable plan for utility rates and recreation fees. As a local business owner that serves the local community, she appreciates Incline Village’s vibrant, supportive community and IVGID contributes to that.
Palomino Valley-Vote for up to Two (2)
filed on 03/11/14
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Sun Valley - Vote for up to Three (3)
filed on 03/03/14
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5944 Middle Fork Dr, Sun Valley, NV, 89433
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filed on 03/04/14
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Formal Education
UNR vietnam war interrupted engineering degree. Magnusons engineering and San Jose tool and Die provided valuable internships.
Current Profession
After a career where I was the chief engineer in the sheet metal,plastics and healthcare industries, on the job injuries forced disability retirement,regrettably. I am now limited to my General Improvement duties and to being one of a very few community activists.
Government Background
I have served on various boards and commissions, in particular 1995/6: rework Washoe County's code regarding home businesses to make them more user friendly while protecting the neighbor hoods. One year term. Sun Valley Citizen advisory board, Five year term. RTC 2030 update, one year term. Sun Valley area plan update, five year evolvement. Nuisance committee update committee, two years. BLM Winnemucca district volunteer,volunteer coordinator. Winner of numerous civic awards including one national award for volunteerism.
Reason for Seeking Position
Having lived in Sun Valley for over 40 years has giving me the unique perspective of understanding the plight of the average water and sewer customer with their average of $18.5 individual income. With the attitude immolating from the top down, within the water district that " that they will pay what we charge, they have no alternatives". This from a director that makes over $170,000 and 1/2 of the employees make over $89,000. Have struggled against others for fiscal reform, and desperately need allies on the board (like another fiscal conservative).
filed on 03/04/14
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5420 Lupin Dr, Sun Valley , NV, 89433
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(775) 673-3231
(775) 673-0533- Fax
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High school Sweckley Area HS Herminie PA Hartnell Jr. College, Salinas CA. Gavilan Jr. College, Gilroy, CA. POST training San Jouquin Delta Jr. College, Stockton CA. USC, Las Angeles, CA.
Current Profession
I am retired
Government Background
Police Officer 17 yrs. for 2 City Governments and the US Government. I have served on the Drug and Alcohol Board in Amador County I have served on a committee re: CABS in Washoe County, an currently sit as a stakeholder for the RTC Sun Valley Blvd.project. I was appointed to fill out the term of a SVGID trustee in 2011.
Reason for Seeking Position
I want the rate payers to have a voice on the SVGID Board. Over the past 4 years I have seen less than fiscally responsible actions. I am committed to keeping our water, sewer and park rates as low as possible, while also being fair to the employees. I will be a voice for the citizens of Sun Valley as a trustee just as I am while attending the meetings as a rate payer.
filed on 03/04/14
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5442A Sun Valley Blvd, Sun Valley, NV, 89433
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(775) 674-2000
(775) 674-2010- Fax
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filed on 03/04/14
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5780 Marilyn Dr, Sun Valley, NV, 89433
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(775) 342-7188
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filed on 03/10/14
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5981 Smokey Canyon Dr, Sun Valley, NV, 89433
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(775) 843-7502
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Sparks High School graduate. Associate of Science in Criminal Justice, Truckee Meadows Community College.
Current Profession
Senior Human Resources/Talent Administrative Assistant
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Reason for Seeking Position
Verdi TV District-Vote for up to Three (3)
filed on 03/06/14
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(775) 345-1137
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College courses and numerous educational seminars with focus on professional and career development.
Current Profession
On July 9, 2013 I was UNANIMOUSLY appointed by the Washoe County Commissioners to fill the unexpired term of retiring County Clerk Amy Harvey until January 5, 2015. As your Washoe County Clerk I am responsible for a wide variety of services and maintain numerous public records, most of which are mandated by State law. Some of the most important duties include keeping the record of the actions of the Board of County Commissioners, issuing marriage licenses, and filing fictitious firm names (dba’s) and notary bonds. Records in the office date back to 1861.
Government Background
I began my career in County Clerk’s Office in October of 2000 when I was appointed to the position of Chief Deputy by County Clerk Amy Harvey. As Chief Deputy I oversaw and managed all aspects and operations of the Clerk’s Office on a daily basis, including the fiscal difficulties presented during the recent economic downturn. I represented the office and participated in seven (7) sessions of the Nevada Legislature on County Clerk issues. For the 2013 legislative session I was appointed Legislative Liaison with Clark County Clerk Diana Alba to represent the interests of the Nevada Association of County Clerks and Election Officials. I am a member of the County Fiscal Officers Association and Nevada Association of County Clerks and Election Officials. Prior to my public service career, I spent 22 years in the legal field as a legal assistant for local attorneys and several years in escrow.
Reason for Seeking Position
I believe my experience and background make me the ideal person to continue serving as your County Clerk. I am committed to highest standards of ethics in government service and serve as your independent record keeper of the actions taken by the Board of County Commissioners. I fully believe in your rights as citizens to have transparency and full access to the public records maintained in the County Clerk’s office. I am a dedicated, loyal and hardworking public servant and would very much appreciate the opportunity to continue as your County Clerk. I would honor the trust of your vote of confidence. To learn more about what your County Clerk does, please go to www.washoecounty.us/clerks On a more personal note, I have been a resident of Washoe County for almost 40 years. I have two grown sons, Matt and Mark. As a single mother, I was dedicated to supporting the boys’ efforts in soccer, baseball, golf and raising game birds and water fowl. My family unit is rounded out by my two rescue Lhasa Apsos (Hunky & Dorrie) and three wonderful grand-dogs. I have also been known to foster dogs while searching for their forever homes. I love to tap dance, cook and work in my yard, as well as to enjoy a variety of music, art and books. To learn more about me, see my website at www.voteparent.com
filed on 03/06/14
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P O Box 177, Verdi, NV, 89439
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(775) 345-0216
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North Lake Tahoe-Vote for up to Two (2)
filed on 03/06/14
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Bachelor`s Degree in Business Administration from the University of La Verne, California
Current Profession
Executive Assistant to the General Manager of IVGID and Clerk to the Board of Trustees of IVGID
Government Background
Worked in the private sector, as a Contracts Administrator, for both commercial and government clients, at the Parsons Corporation in Pasadena, California.
Reason for Seeking Position
I believe in being involved in the community where you live, work, and play. Our community is a mountainous area enveloped in natural beauty. We have to care for and maintain our surroundings as well as be ever vigilant when it comes to fire. I support all the work done to date by the hard working men and women of the NLTFPD and I hope to bring to the table a different voice, an open mind, and a commitment to doing my homework on the topics that may present themselves. I value the service given to date by each member of the NLTFPD Board and by each member of the NLTFPD.
filed on 03/13/14
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110 Selby Dr, Incline Village, NV, 89451
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(775) 240-0862
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Bachelor of Public Administration University of San Francisco
Current Profession
Retired Battalion Chief (31 yrs) North Lake Tahoe FPD
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filed on 03/13/14
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P O Box 60932, Reno, NV, 89506
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filed on 03/03/14
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P O Box 19193, Reno, NV, 89511
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filed on 03/13/14
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520 Edison Way, Reno, NV, 89502
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(775) 856-5566
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filed on 03/10/14
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4667 Bradford Ct, Reno, NV, 89519
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Formal Education
Hillary attended Reno High School and moved to Tempe, Arizona to attend Arizona State University where her education was cut short due to kidney failure from strep throat. Hillary was told she would need a lifesaving kidney transplant at Stanford University. Hillary says she received her life’s greatest education by learning the true value of life and people at Stanford Medical Center. After receiving her life saving transplant Hillary went on to become a successful entrepreneur.
Current Profession
Hillary Schieve is a sitting City Councilwoman, as well as a small business owner. She is also one of the founders of the MidTown District, which is now a revitalized area thriving with small businesses, restaurants and entrepreneurs. During her time on City Council, Hillary created the Technology and Innovation Council, which brings together Reno’s tech and entrepreneurial community by providing resources and access to local  elected officials. Additionally, Hillary is one of the founders of the Biggest Little City movement to rebrand the city’s image. Hillary’s priority is to put Reno on the map as a technological, entrepreneurial, business and arts destination. 
Government Background
Hillary Schieve became involved in local government after facing challenges with opening her small businesses in Reno. In an effort to help improve the process to open a small business, Hillary ran for the At-Large position on the Reno City Council. During her tenure on council, Hillary has proven to be an advocate for fiscal responsibility. Recently she saved taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars when a national payroll company tried to take advantage of the city. As your Mayor, Hillary will continue to run the City the way she runs her small businesses; with fiscal responsibility and economic vitality. 
Reason for Seeking Position
Hillary Schieve is running for Reno Mayor because she has a vision for the City to see it thrive. Hillary has a five-point plan that includes a blight reduction initiative to occupy empty buildings and create jobs. As Mayor, Hillary will use her experience as a small business owner to fight at City Hall against wasteful spending. Being born and raised in Reno, Hillary takes pride in our city. Hillary believes that Reno is on a trajectory to become a top destination for business, technology and arts, and she is ready to work to  continue it’s progress. For more information about Hillary's vision for Reno, please visit her website at www.hillaryforreno.com.
Ward 2
filed on 03/03/14
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1929 Watt St, Reno, NV, 89509
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(775) 762-6141
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filed on 03/04/13
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1680 Greenfield Dr, Reno, NV, 89509
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Formal Education
B.S. Geology - Mackay School of Mines, UNR

M.P.A. - Masters in Public Administration and Policy - Specialty in Water, Energy and Minerals Policy, UNR

I hold a license as a Professional Geologist.

Current Profession
For the last 20 years, I have co-owned a small business focused on geologic consulting, water and mineral policy, mineral exploration, and environmental permitting. I have served as President of the company for the last three years. I spent much the previous 25 years in public service, primarily in water management.

Government Background
I worked as a senior manager in government for 25 years, primarily in the field of water management.

As the first Director of the Truckee River Flood Project, I managed a multi-million dollar effort to prevent flooding and restore the Truckee River ecosystem. I supervised the planning, design and construction of the project, and achieved consensus on numerous contentious issues, culminating with the formation of a regional Joint Powers Authority.

As the Director of the Nevada Division of Water Planning, I got the first state water plan adopted in 25 years with bi-partisan support from the Legislature. During that period, I also implemented the state water conservation program and water education for teachers program, and worked to resolve Walker Lake issues.

As Deputy Executive Director of the South Florida Water Management District (Everglades restoration), I managed operating budgets up to $300 million, overseeing 800 staff in 8 service centers.

Reason for Seeking Position
I’m running because I want a government that functions, and functions well. Although there are plenty of areas where people don’t agree, everyone at least believes that government should work.

To move forward, we need leaders who can think outside the box, bring people together to overcome their differences and actually get big things done. I have the skills and experience the city council could use in this time of transition and change.

As we move out of the recession, we can be one of the comeback and reinvention winners, or one of those cities that just muddles along. I know which I want Reno to be.

I have had great success as a business owner and a public servant, helping to build consensus for important projects that create jobs and improve our quality of life. I have always tried to live up to my last name and be a “do-er.”

As the State Water Planner, I worked to develop the first state water plan in 25 years. This wasn’t easy – this is the West after all, where “whiskey is for drinking and water is for fighting,” as they say – but the plan got a standing ovation during a joint session of the legislature, when Democrats controlled one house and Republicans the other.

As Executive Director of the Truckee River Flood Project, I managed to get local governments to come together to sign a Joint Powers Agreement, and achieved hundreds of unanimous votes during my six years there. We secured millions in funding and contributions, finished four major construction projects, and developed others which are about to begin. These are projects that will not only help prevent costly flooding but have put hundreds of people to work.

I have spent my career managing people, money and projects. My success is largely due to my genuine interest in listening to people, building partnerships, and doing what is right for the community.

I believe the Reno City Council needs this kind of get-things-done experience and attitude. That’s why I’ve decided to run. I hope you will give me the chance to work for you on the Reno City Council.

Ward 4
filed on 03/06/14
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7975 Imall Ct, Reno, NV, 89506
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filed on 03/03/14
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7350 Silver Lake Rd #24C, Reno, NV, 89506
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Elected Office Holder, Washoe County Commission, District 5
Government Background
For the past 11+ years, I have been honored to serve the citizens of Washoe County as a Commissioner. This is positions has afforded me the opportunity to serve on many boards and commissions.

I currently serve as chairman of the Regional Transportation Commission, a Regional Planning Governing Board member since 2003, and am a board member of the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority.

Reason for Seeking Position
I love giving back to my community, and I understand that I work for you, the public . I work hard to make is possible for citizens of Washoe County to get through the bureaucracy of government.
filed on 03/03/14
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2745 Spinnaker Dr, Reno, NV, 89519
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(775) 771-9139
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filed on 03/03/14
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465 Circle Dr, Reno, NV, 89509
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Formal Education
I received both my undergraduate degree (B.S.B.A - Finance) and my law degree from the University of Colorado.

I am admitted to practice in federal and state courts in Nevada and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Current Profession
I currently serve as Special Deputy to the Nevada Attorney General where I provide leadership as a senior policy advisor on a number of issues facing Nevadans. My responsibilities include serving as Executive Director of the Nevada Prosecution Advisory Council, which develops and implements strategies for improving the enforcement of Nevada law for the protection of the public. I also serve as Executive Director of the Technological Crime Advisory Board, which develops and implements strategies for a comprehensive coordinated response to tech crime, including identity theft and internet crimes against children.
Government Background
I previously served as Senior Deputy Attorney General representing the State Treasurer, State Controller and the Nevada Department of Administration; I was also responsible for representing all state agencies in negotiating complex contracts and handling any related litigation. I have international legal experience as former Assistant Attorney General for the Federated States of Micronesia.

I have experience with City government, having previously served on the City of Reno Financial Advisory Board. I also served on the Fairness in Reno Sparks Taxes (FIRST) Blue Ribbon Task Force, which studied the tax distribution structure among local governments to identify which services are genuinely “regional” and should be supported evenly across all jurisdictions. Most recently, I chaired the Reno Service Priorities Task Force, which advised the Reno City Council on service prioritization, financial strategies, and community needs in response to the economic downturn.

Reason for Seeking Position
My Priorities-

Make Sure the City Follows the Law

I will fight to ensure that all actions taken by the City are lawful, legally defensible, and do not expose taxpayers to unnecessary risk. I believe that residents and businesses must be treated fairly when interacting with the City and that everyone who seeks City approval of a license, permit or project should get a timely and unbiased response supported by the law. I will enforce transparency and accountability in City government, including strict compliance with the Nevada open meeting and public records laws.

Keep the City Out of Bad Business Deals

I will fight to protect your tax dollars and ensure that they are properly accounted for and spent in a lawful, sensible and sustainable manner. I will ensure that every contract or financial transaction is in the best interests of the City by requiring any terms and conditions necessary to protect taxpayers to the greatest possible extent. I will not allow taxpayers to suffer the consequences for those who do not fulfill their contractual or financial obligations to the City.

Aggressively Prosecute Crime

I will fight to keep our families and community safe, hold criminals accountable, and seek justice for victims. In my years of working with prosecutors and other criminal justice professionals, I have seen firsthand how dangerous behavior can escalate, and how a tough response to misdemeanor crime can prevent homicides. I will aggressively prosecute misdemeanor domestic violence and DUI crimes to change offender behavior BEFORE it results in a fatality.

filed on 03/03/14
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2245 Kona Ct, Reno, NV, 89509
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(775) 829-0734
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filed on 03/03/14
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5040 Chevalier Dr, Sparks, NV, 89436
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(775) 626-4503
(775) 353-6510- Fax
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filed on 03/12/14
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P O Box 5418, Sparks, NV, 89432
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Formal Education
Graduated from Sparks High School 1977 with a B+ average; Then did 2 yrs TMCC in Business Management
Current Profession
Currently a Truck Driver with a local company! Been a Professional Driver Since I turned 21 now 55. I have dove everything from School Buses to tour Buses and cabs /Lomos. Was a Shipping and Receiving Manager for Baltimore Spice company then the sold the company
Government Background
To be honest! NONE! I use to go to all of the Reno and Sparks city Council meetings before my work got in the way. also did alot of group discussions forthe City
Reason for Seeking Position
One To show a normal guy can do the job! To help out others in all ways. To bring back the Pride to the City of Sparks. Tired of people that want to live out their lives on the City Council and do NOTHING! Bring back comon sense to the City! STOP all of those that think we need to raises Taxes or other things. instead of fixing the problem and cutting cost! and to help out Service people and Seniors alike!
Ward 2
filed on 03/14/14
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3615 Koskela Dr, Sparks, NV, 89431
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filed on 03/03/14
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642 LaGrange Ct, Sparks, NV, 89431
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(775) 355-1174
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Ward 4
filed on 03/03/14
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5326 Santa Lupe Ave, Sparks, NV, 89436
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Formal Education
University of Nevada Reno 1976 Bachelor of Arts majoring in Spanish with an English minor
Current Profession
Flight Attendant for American Airlines for 37 years based in Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles International
Government Background
Volunteer positions- Sparks 2040 Master Plan Steering Committee

City of Sparks Charter Committee 2012- present

Citizen Lobbyist 2011 & 2013 Nevada Legislature- focused on fiscal issues, education and Second Amendment

Reason for Seeking Position
I believe that government at all levels needs more hardworking, everyday citizens in elected office. I have never held office nor worked for the government. I will bring a fresh perspective to the Sparks City Council.

I grew up here as the oldest of six children and have watched Sparks grow in the past 50 years. I learned to swim at Deer Park Pool and entered the summer reading contests at the Sparks Library. In 1960 the population was 16,618 and today Sparks has grown to 90,264. Growth brings opportunities and challenges to our infrastructure and resources. As a City Councilwoman I will address these challenges from the perspective of a taxpayer and resident, but also understanding that wise spending today can save us money in years to come.

My passion for my community led me to volunteer in my sons` schools and church, PTA, United Way, the WCSD, Junior League of Reno, Sparks Little League and Pack PAWS Women`s Athletic Boosters. I have over 30 years of community volunteerism. I bring leadership skills from my community involvement to the City Council.

I married a boy from Ely and we raised our two sons in Sparks because we love the family-friendly atmosphere of our city. As a cancer-survivor I value my health and family as priorities in my life.

My strongest trait is my people skills. As a Flight Attendant for 37 years I have developed communication, customer service and teamwork skills. I have an understanding of different cultures, languages and personalities as I travel the world. Trapped at 36,000 feet I have strong conflict management and resolution skills.

My focus for Sparks is economic growth, fiscal responsibility, streamlining business licensing , maintenance of parks and recreation facilities, public safety and a community partnership to address the issue of school violence.

I know Sparks, I care about Sparks and I bring a fresh voice to best represent the residents of my great city.

filed on 03/04/14
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3950 Desert Fox Dr, Sparks, NV, 89436
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Formal Education
My formal education began with two years at Life Pacific University upon graduation from high school. Since that time, I have earned a degree in Psychology with a minor in family counseling from Liberty University and recently finished a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from Regent University.
Current Profession
I currently serve as the Vice Principal at Excel Christian School. I have taken part in school administration for over 11 years.
Government Background
For the last year, I have been an acting member of the Sparks Citizen’s Advisory Committee, representing Councilman Ron Smith. In earlier years, I have helped our government by bringing helpful solutions to them regarding both adult and teen homelessness, community development, and proposing that we all focus on common ground and interests.
Reason for Seeking Position
My reason for wanting to be the next City Council Member for Sparks is that I hope to bring my experience in strategic leadership, community development, and leadership training to help Sparks continue to grow in economic strength and overall quality of life. As I have watched, listened and assessed where we are as a city, I have come to the conclusion that there are five main strategic points that must be focused upon.

1. Promote Safety- We must continue to support our police and fire department as they keep our environment safe and give us security as we live, play, and care for our families.

2. Support Economic Growth- With our unemployment rate sitting at 9%, we must continue to create a job market that draws new families and businesses into the Sparks area. A large focus of mine will be to work with city staff to help streamline the process of opening new business in Sparks and walk through the necessary steps of construction. The goal will be to support an environment where new businesses and investors see Sparks as the best option for them as they invest their time and money into the local region.

3. Focus on tomorrow by assuring infrastructure needs are met- Because of the downturn of the economy seven years ago, there are many infrastructural areas that need ongoing attention. This will ensure that ten years from now our sewers, streets, sidewalks, and commodities that our citizens depend upon are functional and strong.

4. Connecting people on common ground- Though this is #4 on the strategic list, it is a very important part of what I bring to the equation. Over the last 20 years, I have diligently worked in the public sector to connect people and teach them to discover common ground, regardless of differences of opinion or thought. We must connect as a community if we want to become strong and ward off the dangers of future economic shifts.

5. Quality of life- This will be the result of the first four strategic goals successfully being met. It is my goal to help maintain a feeling of safety, trust, and security for families, businesses, and individuals, thus promoting quality of life among every citizen of Sparks.

I commit to you as the voter to work with the City Council, the City Staff and the Mayor as we work diligently to represent and serve the city of Sparks. As you vote for me you will be voting for a person who will be available to listen, equipped to strategically find answers, and will walk with integrity and honesty in the decisions that must be made.

filed on 03/03/14
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2544 Firenze Ct, Sparks, NV, 89434
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Sparks Department 1
filed on 01/06/14
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P O Box 536, Sparks, NV, 89432
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Formal Education
Juris Doctorate: California Western School of Law Bachelor of Science: Northern AZ University
Current Profession
I am a licensed attorney having served the citizens of Sparks as their elected City Attorney since 1997. Prior to working for the city of Sparks, I worked as a Deputy District Attorney for Washoe County. I teach classes in Criminal Justice, Business Law, History of Nevada and the US Constitution at UOP/Reno where I have been a faculty member since 2002.
Government Background
As the Sparks City Attorney, I represent our citizens and victims of crime in criminal matters and defend the City in civil matters. I have saved Sparks and Washoe County taxpayers millions of dollars by aggressively litigating lawsuits filed in State and Federal courts.
Reason for Seeking Position
I have devoted my professional legal career to the City of Sparks and have raised my family here. I have an active relationship with the community and a personal investment in our quality of life. As an attorney and 20 year resident, I have a passion for Sparks. As Justice of the Peace, I will dedicate myself to seeing that justice is fairly served and the safety of our citizens is duly protected in accordance with the law and our Constitution.
filed on 01/06/14
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P O Box 51557, Sparks, NV, 89435
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Formal Education
Juris Doctorate from Santa Clara University School of Law in 1997, and awarded the American Jurisprudence Award for Excellence in Constitutional Law. In 1995, I studied under the renowned English Legal History Professor Ibbetson, at Oxford University's Magdalen College. I performed a Judicial Clerkship in Superior Court working on Family Law cases and I interned with the Nevada Attorney General’s Office, Appellate Division working on Writs of Habeas Corpus . In 1993, I earned my B.A. Degree in History, Magna Cum Laude at Humboldt State University.
Current Profession
I am your Justice of the Peace in Sparks Justice Court. I was appointed as your Justice of the Peace by the unanimous vote of the Washoe County Commissioners following their review of 15 applicant's, (including my opponent's), education, qualification, experience and a thorough interview process. As a Trial Judge, I preside over misdemeanor criminal trials and felony arraignments, bail hearings and preliminary hearings. I adjudicate civil cases and preside over civil trials, and I also hear and issue search warrants and arrest warrants.
Government Background
Following Law School, I worked as a prosecutor in the Storey County District Attorney’s Office where I handled their entire criminal caseload. In 1998, I began my 16 year career in the Washoe County District Attorney’s Office as a trial attorney where I prosecuted over 3,500 Criminal cases in Justice Court, and over 1,600 Criminal cases in District Court. As a veteran trial attorney, I was assigned the most violent offenders and tried to jury verdict everything from DUI Death to Robbery, Rape and Murder. The US Supreme Court recognized that a prosecutor is considered a quasi-judicial officer whose job is not to win a case, but to see that justice is done. In doing that, I screened cases every day ensuring that defendant’s Constitutional Rights were respected and in doing so, I have dismissed cases before when evidence was lacking.
Reason for Seeking Position
I want to continue to be your Justice of the Peace in Sparks Justice Court because I am fully committed to this community, and to being an instrument of justice. I have dedicated my entire career to ensuring that justice is done for the citizens of this community. The citizens of this Township deserve the best legally educated, trained and experienced people to serve as their judges. I am that person. I have further demonstrated my commitment to this community by leaving my job in the Washoe County District Attorney’s Office, where I was in excellent standing, and taking the interim appointment as your Justice of the Peace. This commitment is not only professional, but is personal as well. My wife, of 25 years, and I have raised our children here in Sparks, and I have coached youth sports here. I have worked with at-risk teens locally in the Washoe County School District’s Substance Abuse Intervention Program, and I have been a guest speaker in our local schools teaching Government, as well as Criminal Law and Procedure. In doing this, I am actively working to make our community a better place to live. As your Judge in Sparks Justice Court I am committed to promoting and preserving the rule of law and to the protection of property rights by providing a fair, independent, and impartial forum for the peaceful resolution of legal conflicts according to the law and our Constitution. I am dedicated to providing judicial services which promote the access to justice; to adjudicating cases in a fair, expeditious and timely manner; and to utilizing public resources efficiently and effectively. Combined together, these demonstrate accountability and engender public trust and confidence in our judicial system. It is for these reasons that I am seeking to retain the position as your Justice of the Peace in Sparks Justice Court.