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Miner wins; Question One passes

Michael Schneider

Incumbent District 4 Commissioner Don Miner garnered more than 60 percent of the Douglas County vote Tuesday.

Miner defeated fellow Republicans Kirk Ledbetter and Robert Pruett. He will face a challenge from Independent Janet Murphy in November.

“I’m very pleased with the results county-wide,” Miner said from his residence late Tuesday night. “The majority of voters want a continuation of what we’ve done over the last few years.”

Miner congradulated his closest challenger, Ledbetter, who compiled 37.21 percent of the county vote, saying Ledbetter ran a quality campaign and will be someone to contend with in the future.

Pruett, who received 15.16 percent of the vote, ran a low-key campaign, spending little money compared to his challengers and not particpating in debates.

Tahoe Township Constable Roger Hargis got 62.37 percent of the township’s vote. Because he received more than 50 percent of the vote, he will be declared the winner and no runoff election will be held in November.

Douglas Deputy Wes Rice was second with 29.11 percent and “Wild” Bill Kerr finished third with 8.52 percent.

County residents will not likely experience major cuts to senior, library and parks and recreation services.

Advisory Question No. 1, which calls for a quarter-cent sales tax increase, got 62.25 percent of the county vote. It will now go before the Nevada State Legislature for approval.

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