Ray Finnegan, candidate for Justice of the Peace for Lake Tahoe Township Justice Court, has been endorsed by the Nevada Corrections Association.
"We believe that the position of Justice of the Peace should best be filled by someone with practical law enforcement experience," Association President Ed Flagg said.
"The justice court is on the front line of our criminal justice system. It is the only court that many citizens ever come into contact with. And it is the court which deals most directly with the crimes that affect most citizens," Flagg added.
Finnegan currently serves as director of the Lake Tahoe Juvenile Detention Facility.
"We note that, like many of our members, Ray Finnegan has worked in law enforcement, and in corrections most of his life. He has experience as a deputy sheriff and as a juvenile probation officer," Flagg said.
"We believe his experience, ability and character will well serve the people of Tahoe Township. We urge our members and their families to support his candidacy," Flagg said.
The association represents correctional peace officers and other employees of the Nevada Department of Prisons.
Finnegan is running against attorney Richard Glasson for the seat being vacated by Judge Steven McMorris.