Two dozen candidates turn out to file on first day

There weren't too many surprises among the roughly two dozen people who filed for office with the Douglas County Clerk's Office on the first day of filing Monday.

A single race developed on the first day of filing with Lawrence Howell filing for Nancy McDermid's County Commissioner District 4 seat late Monday.

Robert Pohlman and William Souligny filed for Minden Town Board.

Michael Philips and Linda L. Slater filed for Gardnerville Town Board. Philips is seeking his third and final term on the board. Slater, whose husband Randy Slater was the first person to be term limited from the Gardnerville board in 2008, previously served as county recorder.

Other former elected officials showed up among those who signed up for election on Monday.

Term-limited Minden Town Board member Ray Wilson signed up for the Minden-Gardnerville Sanitation District, as did former county commissioner Bob Allgeier. They were joined by Gardnerville resident Michael Henningsen, who is filing for re-election to the board.

Elections Supervisor Concha Lord said that after the initial rush on Monday morning candidates came in sporadically.

Sheriff Ron Pierini, Assessor Doug Sonnemann, Clerk-Treasurer Ted Thran, East Fork Constable Paul Gilbert, County commissioner Dave Brady, District Attorney Mark Jackson, Public Administrator Lynn EnEarl and Recorder Karen Ellison all filed on Monday.

East Fork Swimming Pool District trustees Gordon Gray and John Q. Swain filed for re-election. Indian Hills General Improvement District trustee Ronny Lynch, who was appointed by county commissioners, filed for office.

Three people filed for Lake Tahoe general improvement districts.

Assemblyman James Settelmeyer filed with the Nevada Secretary of State for the Capital Senatorial District seat being vacated by Mark Amodei. Amodei was prevented from running again by term limits.

Former County Commissioner Kelly Kite filed for Settelmeyer's Assembly District 39 seat.

As of Monday, there were 16,558 Republicans, 9,425 Democrats and 6,676 other party members registered to vote in Douglas County. Republicans gained three voters since Feb. 1 and Democrats lost 18.


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