Carson Valley representation in the Nevada Legislature is shaping up to be a Lyon vs. Douglas contest.
Lyon County Commission Chairman Ken Gray announced Monday he was seeking the Assembly District 39 seat that has been held by Assemblyman Jim Wheeler.
Wheeler is seeking Sen. James Settelmeyer’s seat.
Gray would face Gardnerville resident Blayne Osborne, who announced his campaign in September.
Gray has served on the Lyon County Board of Commissioners for six years, having won election in 2016 and 2020.
“I have a passion for serving the people of Nevada, and I believe I am best able to represent the conservative values of the residents of Assembly District 39,” said Gray. “I have served in our nation’s armed forces, as a Lyon County Commissioner, and I will continue to fight for America First ideals, keeping taxes low, protecting our Constitutional and Second Amendment rights, and standing up for and supporting law enforcement.”
Gray served in the U.S. Air Force where he attained the rank of chief master sergeant.
A Dayton resident, Gray is married to Katie and has two daughters, including Katelyn, who served in the U.S. Navy and Hannah who is in the Nevada Army National Guard and is an ROTC student at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Gray was elected chairman of the board for 2022, and is vice chairman of the Carson Water Subconservancy.
Gray has been outspoken against the governor’s mandates related to the coronavirus outbreak.
He has been endorsed by Wheeler. Osborne said he has been endorsed by Adam Laxalt and Robin Titus, who announced she is also seeking Settelmeyer’s seat.
More information is available on Gray’s website at gray4Nevada.com or at 775-220-1935.
Douglas County has been represented in both the senate and assembly over the past dozen years by Carson Valley residents Settelmeyer and Wheeler.