Carson City election results: Furlong re-elected; Giomi takes supervisor seat; Luis wins Justice of the Peace

Voters wait in line earlier Tuesday to vote during the general election.

Voters wait in line earlier Tuesday to vote during the general election.

Voters elected Stacey Giomi Ward 1 supervisor and re-elected Sheriff Kenny Furlong in the Carson City races on the ballot Tuesday.

In the closest race, Kristin Luis garnered 11,070 votes, or 51 percent, to be elected Justice of the Peace, Department 2. Opponent Ryan Russell received 10,680 votes.

“I want to take the opportunity to thank the entire Carson City community for supporting me in this race. It’s been an honor to meet so many great people throughout the race and I sincerely want to thank Ryan Russell, my opponent, for the commendable campaign he ran,” said Luis. “He is an honorable man who ran a race of integrity and respect. He is a credit to our community and I look forward to continue to work with him as a member of our profession.”

Luis is currently assistant district attorney with the Carson City District Attorney’s Office, and will replace Justice of the Peace John Tatro, who is retiring in January.

Giomi received 14,373 votes, or 66.54 percent of the vote, defeating his opponent John Wood, who garnered 7,228 votes.

“I’m honored and humbled that the voters of Carson City have chosen me as the newest member of the Board of Supervisors,” said Giomi. “I’m looking forward to getting to work on behalf of our great community.”

Giomi worked for the Carson City Fire Department for 31 years and was fire chief and director of emergency management when he retired. He now works for Nevada Health Centers as director of facilities and emergency preparedness, and serves on the board of directors for Advocates to End Domestic Violence, and the Retired Service Volunteer Program. He also serves on Carson City’s 911 Surcharge Advisory Committee, Debit Management Commission, and Charter Review Committee.

“I am thrilled to have the quality of person to replace me and I know Stacey is that person,” said Karen Abowd, current Ward 1 supervisor who Giomi will replace at the start of 2019.

Furlong received 17,536 votes or 79 percent of the vote while his opponent, Lorne Houle, received 4,700 votes.

Furlong has been Carson City sheriff since 2003.

Six other Carson City races were decided in the June primary when those officials ran unopposed. Tom Armstrong, Justice of the Peace, Department 1; Ward 3 Supervisor Lori Bagwell; Assessor David Dawley; Treasurer Gayle Robertson; and District Attorney Jason Woodbury were all re-elected. Aubrey Rowlatt, chief deputy clerk, was elected clerk-recorder.


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