First race of 2016 for school board |

First race of 2016 for school board

Staff Reports
Greg Lynn signs election paperwork for re-election to county commission on Monday morning.
Jim Grant | The Record-Courier

The first official county race in the 2016 election is for Douglas County School Board trustee.

Two Gardnerville Ranchos residents filed for the seat Trustee Teri Jamin is vacating.

Linda Gilkerson and Larry Lippman filed for the seat on Monday, according to the Douglas County Clerk’s Office.

It was a tie for first at the window as county commission hopeful Larry Walsh and Clerk-Treasurer Kathy Lewis both filed papers for the 2016 election.

Walsh filed for the District 3 seat being vacated by Ruhenstroth resident Doug Johnson, who will be only the second county commissioner in Douglas County history to hit the 12-year term limit.

Lewis is filing for a two-year term. She will have to run again in 2018, if she’s successful.

Two-term County Commissioner Greg Lynn filed for a third term on the board. Lynn was elected in 2008 after defeating expected challenger Dave Nelson in the Republican primary. Nelson has announced he will attempt to unseat Lynn.

School Board Trustee Karen Chessell filed for a third term in school board area 1.

Gardnerville Town Board members Lloyd Higuera and Mary Ann Wenner filed to retain their seats. Wenner is serving as board chairman this year.

Town of Minden appointees Glen Radtke and Bill Souligny filed for their seats on Monday.

Gardnerville resident Frank Dressel filed for a seat on the East Fork Swimming Pool. Leann M. Teter filed for a seat on the Gardnerville Ranchos General Improvement District. Indian Hills General Improvement District trustee Ron Lynch filed for another term on that board.

Former county commissioners Bob Allgeier and Barbara Smallwood filed for a second term on the Minden-Gardnerville Sanitation District board.

Topaz Ranch Estates resident Gordon Gray filed for another term on the south county board.

Zephyr Cove resident Ann Grant filed for a term on the Tahoe-Douglas Fire District. Zephyr Cove resident Michael Rooney filed for a seat on the Cave Rock Estates district board.