Longtime Gardnerville resident Robin Reedy announced Monday that she will seek the Republican nomination for Assembly District 39.
“I have lived in this district for 25 years,” she said. “I raised my family here and worked to improve the lives of the people in this district as well as the State of Nevada. My vision for Nevada and AD 39 is a prosperous economic future by creating a climate in which businesses can grow without undue government interference. Good government is possible and small government is best.”
Reedy has lived at her present address since 1994, according to the Douglas County Assessor’s Office.
Reedy has more than 20 years of successful experience in state government, capping off her public service career by serving as Chief of Staff for Gov. Jim Gibbons. Her accomplishments lie in the field of fiscal efficiency as well as bringing diverse groups together to reach a consensus.
She worked for the Nevada Treasurer’s office where she rose to the rank of chief deputy. She also served as chairwoman of the Douglas County Republican Central Committee. During the 2012 campaign she was a consultant for victorious county commission candidate Barry Penzel.
“The people of my district deserve a representative who will actively communicate with all of them, listen to their ideas and effectively work within the system to create a better future. I will work to improve the economy, increase jobs and deal with the tough issues that face education and health care,” she said.
Reedy has been running her own small business for the past three years. She was approached by a number of people who asked her to run for the office.
“I love this district: its rolling ranch and farm lands, the towering mountains surrounding us, the people who are hard-working, creative and kind. I would be honored to represent them and intend to be the kind of representative of whom they can also be proud,” she said.
She has a bachelor’s degree from California State University, Chico.
The seat is currently held by Ruhenstroth resident Jim Wheeler, who is in his first term.
Wheeler was elected in 2012 after a three-way Republican primary race in which he defeated Assemblyman Kelly Kite and Dayton resident Gary Schmidt. Wheeler handily defeated perennial candidate David K. Schumann in the general election.
Wheeler is currently embroiled in an uproar over remarks he made in August that surfaced last week. Kite filed a complaint with the Nevada Secretary of State’s Office over Wheeler’s financial reporting.