Hettrick to seek re-election
Assemblyman Lynn Hettrick, R-Gardnerville Ranchos, said Thursday he will seek re-election to the District 39 seat in the Nevada Assembly.
“I will start actively campaigning after I file,” Hettrick said. “Until then, I’m just doing the local functions.”
District 39 includes all of Douglas County and the southernmost section of Carson City – from the Douglas County line to the former Stewart Indian School.
Hettrick, a private investment manager, was first elected to serve in the 1993 Legislature, replacing Lou Bergevin who retired from public life for health reasons.
This year will mark Hettrick’s fourth campaign. In 1995 he was co-speaker of the Assembly and served as the 1997 Assembly Minority Leader.
Hettrick said even though there has been a moderate downturn in Nevada’s economy and state revenues are lower than projected, he believes the 1997 Legislature’s budget surplus will help cover the shortfall.
“Water is always an issue, particularly in Southern Nevada, but it’s one we’ll have to address somehow in this Legislature,” he said. “The other big item will be funding for education.”
In the Assembly, Hettrick has served on the Ways and Means and the Labor and Management committees.
Injured in an agricultural accident as a teen-ager, Hettrick is a member of the Vocational Rehabilitation Advisory Council of the State of Nevada. He is also a member of the Minden Rotary. He is married and has four children.
State Sen. Lawrence Jacobsen, R-Minden, who has served longer than any lawmaker in the Legislature, has not announced his plans.
Jacobsen, 76, is recovering from quintuple bypass heart surgery. He was first elected to the Legislature in 1962 as an assemblyman. He became a state senator in 1978.
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