Zephyr Cove man seeks Assembly seat
Former Douglas County planning commissioner and Zephyr Cove resident Rick Gardner is the first person to officially file for the state Assembly seat being vacated by Lynn Hettrick, R-Gardnerville. The father of teenage actress Becca Gardner filed as a Republican on Wednesday for the seat held by Hettrick since 1992.
Sen. Mark Amodei, R-Carson City, who represents part of Douglas County, will have an opponent for his seat in Independent American Merrit ‘Ike’ Yochum.
Another Independent American, Sam Dupuis of Topaz Ranch Estates, will challenge incumbent Lynn EnEarl for public administrator. Dupuis, who celebrated his 80th birthday on Wednesday, ran against Republican Doug Johnson for Douglas County commission in 2004.
EnEarl filed for a third term as public administrator on Monday.
“We handle probate when there is no family or we can’t find a will,” she said. “We go on coroner’s calls when the deputies can’t find a will or locate a contact number for the family.”
As public administrator, EnEarl is in charge of those people who’ve been declared incompetent and don’t have family willing to care for them.
All four Douglas County School Board trustees are seeking re-election. Sharla Hales filed for another term in School Board Area 2, Karen H. Chessell filed for School Board Area 1 on Wednesday. Trustees Keith Roman and Connie Wennhold filed on Monday.
All three Minden Town Board incumbents will seek re-election as Dave Sheets and Ross Chichester filed on Tuesday and Wednesday. Bob Hadfield signed up on Monday.
Tom Cook of the Gardnerville Town Board filed for re-election as did Genoa Town Board member Jack Pettit Jr.
So far there are races for both Douglas County commission seats, and East Fork Justice of the Peace, in addition to the public administrator and Senate.
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