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Attorney seeks Gardnerville seat

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Local attorney Cassandra Jones announced her intention to run for the Gardnerville Town Board. A 10-year resident of Chichester Estates, Jones said she hopes to help grow and shape the future of her community, the very community in which she is raising her children.

"So many amazing things are happening in Gardnerville: the new trail system, new businesses and new homes. We've changed so much the last 15 years. My kids will be graduating high school in another 15 years, and I would like to help maintain the small-town charm for them while supporting the vitality of our community."

Three seats are up for election in 2014, with one open. Board member Mike Philips is term-limited out. Ken Miller and Linda Slater are up for re-election if they choose to file. The filing period for candidates is March 3-14.

Jones is a native of Northern Nevada. She married her junior high school sweetheart, Evan, in 1999. After graduating from Arizona State University with her law degree in 2002, Jones and her husband returned to Nevada. They purchased their home in Gardnerville in 2004 and began their family. They have two children.

After completing her education, Jones worked the 2003 Nevada state legislative session. She spent six years as the staff attorney for the Douglas County District Court. While there, she contributed to the founding of Special Advocates for the Elderly. In 2011, Jones began managing the law firm of Houghton Jones, A.P.C. She focuses in estate planning and elder law. She has been recognized and has taught other attorneys, accountants, and financial advisors on issues related to elder law and Medicaid planning.

She is a member of the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys, Estate Planning Council of Northern Nevada, and Wealth Counsel.

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Jones said she is dedicated to serving Gardnerville and this community.

In addition to continuing her work with SAFE, she is a board member with Austin's House.

She also serves as the treasurer for the Senior Services Network, a local organization that gives micro grants to seniors in need.

"I have a passion to serve the young and old in our community," she said. "They are often the most vulnerable of our population; it is a great honor to help and protect them in their times of need." She graduated with the Leadership Douglas County class of 2013, and a contributor to The Record-Courier.

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