Election’s final leg kicks off with town hall debate
October 12, 2014
The final leg of the 2014 election season kicks off on Tuesday with a town hall debate in Minden between Sheriff Ron Pierini and challenger Dave Brady.
The town hall debate will also discuss the three questions appearing on the ballot, including the expansion of the Nevada Supreme Court, eliminating the cap on mining taxes and the margins tax.
The debate takes place at the CVIC Hall in Minden starting 6 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. The event, which is sponsored by the Douglas County Business Council, the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce and The Record-Courier, fills up quickly.
Tuesday is also the last day Douglas County voters can register to vote or change their political affiliation before the beginning of early voting on Saturday.
Besides the sheriff's race, there are three Carson Valley district races, including for the East Fork Swimming Pool Board, the Gardnerville Ranchos General Improvement District Board and the Gardnerville Town Board.
There are also races in Topaz Ranch Estates and Kingsbury general improvement districts and the Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District.
The sheriff's race is the only local countywide race on the ballot. Commissioner Nancy McDermid and Minden Town Board member Steve Thaler are running unopposed for county commission, the first time that's happened since 1954.
Every other county constitutional officer is unopposed for election, including Clerk-Treasurer Ted Thran who resigned in August.
The county is engaged in the search for Thran's replacement and the Minden Town Board is seeking to replace Thaler.