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March 16, 2012
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Election 2012: At 11th hour, IVGID primary race fields 10 candidates; 5 file for Incline fire

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Today is the final day to file for the 2012 primary election — and the local races are definitely heating up, with Aaron Katz and Frank Wright both putting in papers Thursday for IVGID, along with another Democratic candidate for the local county commission seat.

Here's a breakdown of the four races Incline voters should focus on for 2012, as well as the people who currently hold the seats:

• IVGID: Bea Epstein, Ted Fuller, Chuck Weinberger

• NLTFPD: Dale Smith, Chris Plastiras, Wayne Fischer

• County Commission, District 1: John Breternitz

• School Board, District A: Dan Carne

Here is a list of people who have filed for the above races, as of press time end of day Thursday:

• IVGID: Tim Callicrate; George Del Carlo; Jim Smith; Fred Pritchard; Jim Hammerel; Bea Epstein (incumbent); Aaron Katz; Frank Wright; Bill Devine; Robert Olmer

• NLTFPD: Chris May; Paul Zahler; Steven King; Wayne Fischer (incumbent); Dale Smith (incumbent)

• County Commission, District 1: Marsha Berkbigler (a Republican); Andrew Diss (a Democrat); Skyler Kachurak (a Democrat)

• School Board, District A: Brian Flanner; Dale Richardson; Lisa Ruggerio

The deadline to file is 5 p.m. Friday, March 16.

The 2012 primary election is June 12. According to previous reports, primaries are held for any office that has more than double the number of people applying than the number of positions open.

Therefore, seven or more people would have to file for the three open seats in the IVGID and NLTFPD races in order for a primary to be held. If one takes place, the top six vote-getters move on to the November 6 general election.

For election information, including instructions on how to become a registered voter, a listing of important dates to remember and more, visit

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Mar 16, 2012 07:42PM Published Mar 16, 2012 11:36AM Copyright 2012 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.