Stage set for 2018 election
Commission District 2
Commission District 4
Wesley A. Rice
Kristi Lynn Kandel
Douglas County Constable
Paul E. Gilbert
Douglas County Public Administrator
Mark B. Jackson
Gardnerville Town Board
Brian Lee Trute
Genoa Town Board
Brian F. Crowe
Minden Town Board
Richard Koontz St.
East Fork Fire District
Barbara J. Griffin
Tahoe-Douglas Fire District
Cave Rock GID
Marge Lugo Hauge
Mosquito Abatement District
East Fork Swimming Pool District
Travis K. Lee
Gardnerville Ranchos General Improvement District
Gennady Stolyarov II
Robert M. Garcia
Minden-Gardnerville Sanitation District
Topaz Ranch Estates
John Christopher Abrams
Elk Point Sanitation District five seats
Oliver Park five seats
Sierra Estates five seats
Zephyr Knolls five seats
An unaffiliated candidate filed for Douglas County commissioner for the first time in 20 years on Friday.
Stateline resident Kristi Lynn Kandel filed for County Commission District 4.
Kandel still has to gather 100 signatures by June 1 to qualify for the ballot.
The last nonpartisan candidate to run for county commission was Janet Murphy, who opposed Don Miner in 1998.
Murphy and Wes Rice, both Zephyr Cove residents, will face off in the June primary to determine which will face Kandel in November to replace term-limited Commissioner Nancy McDermid. McDermid will be the first woman in Douglas County history to serve 12 years as a commissioner.
Filing for the 2018 election season wrapped up 5 p.m. Friday.
A half-dozen candidates braved the weather to file on the last day, according to the Douglas County Clerk-Treasurer’s Office.
Two countywide partisan races, for Douglas County commissioner District 2 and assessor, will be decided in the primary.
Dion Etchgoyhen and Trent Tholen are seeking to replace outgoing Assessor Doug Sonnemann. Commission Chairman Steve Thaler is being challenged by Chambers Field resident John Engels for the District 2 seat. Because Nevada has closed primaries, the winner of those two contests will appear alone on the November ballot.
A nonpartisan race could be resolved in the primary if one of the four sheriff’s candidates wins 50 percent plus one of the vote.
Former county commissioner and school board trustee Dave Brady is making a second run at the position being vacated by Sheriff Ron Pierini, who is hanging up his badge after 20 years.
Sheriff’s captains Dan Coverley and Joe Duffy, and retired Marine Dean Paris are also running for the office.
If no one candidate wins a plurality, the two top vote-getters will go to the general election in November.