Retiring teacher files for school board

The most successful school board candidate never to take office is back.

Douglas High School government teacher Randy Green mounted a successful run for school board in 2000, but a judge ruled he couldn't be both a teacher and a school board member.

Green, 56, is retiring from the school district this year. So far, Green is the only candidate in Area 4.

With the opening of the third day of filing, residents have filed for four of five school board seats and no race has developed.

Charles Harlan Swanson, 63, has filed for School Board Area 1.

Area 3 and 5 incumbents Cindy Trigg, 53, of Zephyr Cove and Teri Jamin, 54, of Gardnerville filed on Monday. Only School Board Area 4 is left without a candidate.

A third candidate has filed for Indian Hills General Improvement District setting up a race for the two seats up for election in the north county community.

Brian David Buffo, 33, will face incumbent Laura Lau, 50, and former board member Art Baer, 72. The board has had to deal with a contentious dismissal of its general manager.

A race is shaping up for Gardnerville Town Board with television producer Michael J. Smith, 51, challenging incumbents Randy Slater, 69, and Paul Lindsay, 37.

Two incumbent Minden Town Board members, Bruce Jacobsen and Ray Wilson have filed for re-election. This will be the last terms for what Wilson said is the longest-serving board of its kind in the country.

Gardnerville Ranchos General Improvement District board member Cade Baligad filed for a second term as did East Fork Swimming Pool District trustee Dave Nishikida.

Incumbents O.P. 'Bud' Brown and Ron Wilcks filed for Minden-Gardnerville Sanitation District trustee.


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