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Young announces he’ll seek new term

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Published Caption: Shannon Litz

Judge Nathan Tod Young announced Monday that he will file to retain his seat as judge in Department 1 of the Ninth Judicial District Court. Young was appointed by Gov. Brian Sandoval to succeed Nevada’s longest sitting judge, David Gamble, who retired in January 2013.

Filing for judges is Jan. 6-17, 2014. When Young was appointed, he said that he would seek election in 2014.

Since Young, 56, was sworn in, he said Douglas County judges have instituted a new policy of regular luncheon meetings to develop greater efficiency and cost savings for the citizens of Douglas County.

He said he is proud of this collaboration and the pursuit of these positive goals.

Young said he has developed a reputation over the past three decades as a peacemaker, problem solver, and empathetic decision maker.

“I have served the people of Northern Nevada, rich and poor alike, with a zealous advocacy and respect for the rule of law, he said. “Throughout my career in Douglas County, some of the most challenging and highly publicized cases have shaped my ethical and compassionate approach.”

Young said his experience practicing law and his personal background as a business owner, parent, guardian, and community advocate qualify him for the judgeship he holds.

“I am very aware that the role of judge requires the ability to make decisions in accordance with the law, not the ego,” he said. “Respect for the rule of law and the courts is dependent not upon force, but the people’s vision of the system as fair. Every day I strive to respect that vision.”

Young has been a resident of Northern Nevada for the past 28 years. Before assuming his role as district judge, he owned a law firm in Minden for more than 20 years.

Young has been active in community service. He coached youth soccer for 10 years, taught courses at Truckee Meadows Community College, and lectured at the Nevada Police Academy. He lives with his son in Minden. His daughter is a student at Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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