Justice of the Peace race tops $80,000 | RecordCourier.com

Justice of the Peace race tops $80,000

Cassandra Jones and Erik Levin squared off at a Town Hall Debate on Wednesday night in Gardnerville.
Adam Trumble

The race for East Fork Justice of the Peace has one of been the priciest so far in this election.

Candidate Erik Levin raised $58,337.32, including $44,351 he reported providing his campaign. With contributions under $100 and in-kind contributions, he reported a total of $60,626 to the Nevada Secretary of State’s Office on Tuesday.

More than half of Levin’s campaign funds went to Reno advertising and public relations firm Amplify Relations, which successful candidate Dan Coverley used in his bid for sheriff.

Levin paid $35,173 for the firm’s services.

Cassandra Jones has raised nearly $23,000 to run for East Fork Justice of the Peace, including $19,800 in contributions of more than $100.

As of Tuesday’s reporting period, Jones has only spent half of her warchest in this election, $10,874, according to paperwork filed with the Nevada Secretary of State’s Office.

She listed a score of contributors, including $5,000 from Genoa residents Larry and Donna Sample, $1,300 from Carson City resident Deanna Jones and $1,000 from Gardnerville resident Gary McLean.

The other local race on the ballot has Republican Wes Rice and nonpartisan candidate Kristi Kandel vying for Douglas County Commission District 4 seat.

Kandel has the distinction of reporting zero contributions and only $135 in expenses.

In contrast, Rice raised $44,665 and spent $35,087 so far in the race, according to his report to the state.