Crowell, Carver to face off for Carson City mayor in November

Carson City Mayor candidate Chris Carver looks at election results with his wife Lori on Tuesday night.

Carson City Mayor candidate Chris Carver looks at election results with his wife Lori on Tuesday night.

The race for Carson City mayor is down to two candidates.

Robert Crowell, the incumbent, and opponent Chris Carver emerged as the top two vote-getters in the primary election Tuesday and will face off in the general election in November.

Crowell received 3,724 votes or 45 percent of the vote while Carver garnered 2,788 votes or 34 percent.

Kurt Meyer and Jerry Cinani, the other two contenders for the office, received 1,173 votes or 14 percent and 602 votes or 7 percent, respectively.

“We live in a wonderful community and I would like to thank all the voters for participating in this election, a process which is fundamental to the success of our city, state and nation,” said Crowell after the final results came in. “I look forward to participating in the general election and talking about all the good things that make our capital city a great place to live, work and play.”

Crowell, who has served as mayor since 2008, is running for his third term in office.

In the Nevada Appeal’s primary election guide, Crowell said he would continue to work on investing in public safety and infrastructure, and on workforce development.

After the results were in, Carver said he was now going to work to close the gap with his general election opponent.

“The voters made it clear they want change and I’m going to be that candidate,” said Carver.

In the newspaper’s primary election guide, Carver wrote he would work for responsible growth that supports small business and creates jobs, fully fund routine maintenance of the city’s neglected infrastructure, and bring a “culture of service” to government.

Carver served in the U.S. Army’s Special Forces and retired from the federal government in 2012 after moving to Carson City in 2010 with the Department of Homeland Security.

In the general election in November, there also are two races for Carson City Board of Supervisors, which each serve a four-year term.

Jim Shirk, the incumbent, is running against John Barrette for the Ward 4 seat while the race for Ward 2 is between Brad Bonkowski, the incumbent, and Maurice White.

Re-elected Tuesday night were school trustee candidates Laurel Crossman and Joe Cacioppo, who ran unopposed in District 2 and 7, respectively. Both serve four-year terms.

Gayle Robertson also ran unopposed for county treasurer, and was elected to a two-year term.

The general election is Nov. 8. Early voting is Oct. 22 through Nov. 4.

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