by Kurt Hildebrand
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March 10, 2014
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First week of filing ends quietly

More than 40 people are seeking political office in Douglas County, but only two races developed in the first week of filing.

After a busy Monday that saw two dozen people, mostly incumbents file, the numbers fell to a trickle, with only two stepping forward on Thursday and seven on Friday.

Former county commissioner and school board trustee Dave Brady followed through on his announcement and filed on Wednesday, prompting the first primary for Douglas County Sheriff in 20 years.

The only other race so far is for Gardnerville Town Board, which developed when Annette Philips, wife of board member Mike Philips, filed for office. Mr. Philips is term-limited. Unless a lot more people file next week, the town contest will be decided in November.

Minden Town Board member Steven Thaler filed paperwork for the Douglas County District 2 commission seat being vacated by Lee Bonner. He joins District 4 incumbent Nancy McDermid, who filed for her final term. On Friday, Clerk-Treasurer Ted Thran filed for re-election. He joins incumbents Assessor Doug Sonnemann, District Attorney Mark Jackson, Public Administrator Claudette Springmeyer, Recorder Karen Ellison and Constable Paul Gilbert in filing for re-election. No contenders have filed on those seats.

There are nine offices no one has filed for so far, including Douglas County School Board Area 2. Filing ends on Friday.


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