Gardnerville resident Jill Derby will take another run for Congress, she announced today in Reno.
Derby plans to challenge Rep. Dean Heller, R-Nevada, a Carson City resident who defeated her for the seat in 2006.
As a result of her plan to run for Congress, Derby resigned as Nevada Democratic Party Chairwoman.
"I'm proud that Democrats have made incredible progress over the past year in organizing from the precinct level on up," Derby said. "Here in Nevada, we've brought thousands of voters into the Democratic fold over the past year. Across the country, Democrats have shown up in record numbers to presidential caucuses and primaries because they want a change of leadership in the White House."
Derby said she believes Nevadans want an independent voice in Congress.
"I've decided to leave my post as state party chair to focus on a run for Congressional District 2," Derby said.