Cowboy formal is the encouraged attire at today’s fifth annual Douglas County Republican Central Committee Heritage Day BBQ.
Hosted on the Corley Ranch in Gardnerville from noon to 4 p.m., organizers say candidates from U.S. Senate down the ballot to Nevada Assembly will turn out.
Among those on the guest list are U.S. Senate candidate Adam Laxalt, Rep. Mark Amodei, candidate for governor Sheriff Joe Lombardo, Attorney General candidate Sigal Chattah, Nevada State Treasurer candidate Michele Fiori and Assembly candidate Ken Gray.
Nevada Senator-Elect Robin Titus is also expected.
The guest speaker is Capt. Sam Brown, who ran in the primary against Laxalt.
Tickets are on sale for $75 per person and may be purchased online at www.douglasgop.org or at the gate.
Jakota Wass Trio will provide live music and a chicken and rib BBQ served by Corley Ranch Catering.
This week, Gardnerville native Blayne Osborn endorsed Gray in the Nevada Assembly 39 race for the November election.
Gray was Osborn’s rival and the victor in the Primary contest between the two. Assembly District 39 consists of all of Douglas County and a portion of Lyon County.
“I have every confidence that Ken Gray will represent the people in District 39 well in the upcoming legislative session,” Osborn said. “He is determined to be a strong voice for getting Nevada headed in the right direction.”
Gray, who is a resident of Dayton has been spending a good portion of every week in Douglas County.
“Getting to know the lay of the land, the priority issues, and the will of the people is at the top of my list,” he said. “I truly appreciate Blayne Osborn’s support for me. It is imperative that we Republicans band together and make the rumored ‘Red Wave’ a reality. Up and down the ticket, voters need to choose the “R” candidates to make sure we have the power to implement laws that will help fight inflation, crime, and the whole woke agenda.”
Gray faces Democrat Janice Noble, a Gardnerville resident, in the November election.
While Douglas has twice the registered voters in the district that Lyon does, both counties have imposing Republican majorities. According to the Nevada Secretary of State’s Office, there are 28,307 registered Republicans between the two counties with 10,647 Democrats and 12,717 nonpartisans.
Ballots for the Nov. 8 general election are scheduled to be mailed starting Oct. 19, with early voting Oct. 22 through Nov. 4.