Republican candidate for governor in Gardnerville today




With Nevada in the home stretch before election filing begins, candidate for governor Michele Fiore will be in Gardnerville today.

Fiore is expected to visit Republican headquarters at 11 a.m. before heading to Lyon County, according to spokeswoman Virginia Nisse.

A longtime member of the Nevada Republican Central Committee and a Republican National Committeewoman, she will be available to meet residents.

A Clark County resident, Fiore serves on the Las Vegas City Council and has served in the Nevada Assembly. 

Republican headquarters are located in the Anker Building at 1507 Main St. Carson Valley resident Fred Simon is hosting a Town Hall session Feb. 10 at the CVIC Hall in Minden.

On Thursday, Douglas County commissioners approved new district boundaries.

Seats held by commissioners John Engels and Wes Rice are up for election this year. Rice has already announced he will seek a second term.

Two Carson Valley residents, Doug Robbins and Sharla Hales, have announced they will vie for Engels’ District 2 seat.

Commissioners also approved new Douglas County School Board boundaries.

Three board members’ seats are up for election this year, with Ross Chichester term-limited out on a second board. Chichester served on the Minden Town Board for 28 years and has been in public office since he was first elected in 1982. Seats held by two-term school board trustee Robbe Lehmann and appointee Heather Jackson are also up for election.

Both county commissioner and school board seats require those seeking them live in a district but are elected at-large.

For the nonpartisan school board, that means every voter in the county will see school board candidates on their ballots.

However, since Nevada has a closed primary, and county commissioner is a partisan office, only members of the party will get to vote in those races in June.

In the case of Douglas County with its overwhelming Republican majority, that means the commissioners races will likely be decided in the primary.

In order to cast a primary ballot for a partisan office, voters must be registered in the party. Between August and November 2021, about 42,000 voters were switched from a party to nonpartisan. Nisse said that around 590 voters in Douglas County were affected. The Secretary of State’s Office sent letters to the voters who were affected.

“Hopefully, folks have read them,” Nisse said. “Yet many may still not know until they shockingly receive a much smaller nonpartisan ballot in the mail just before the June Primary.”

Nisse urged voters to check their registration in advance at

In Douglas County, roughly two dozen town and district boards have seats up for election. County officers including assessor, recorder, clerk-treasurer, district attorney, sheriff and constable are also on the ballot. Recorder Karen Ellison has announced that she will not seek re-election.

Minden Town Board member Bill Driscoll announced he intended to seek re-election.

Gardnerville Town Board members Ken Miller and Linda Slater are term-limited.

Filing for all offices is March 7-18.


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