Candidates Night slated for May 17

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The Churchill County Republican Central Committee along with local media will present Candidates Night on May 17 at the Fallon Convention Center for the Churchill County Commission, Assembly District 38 and State Senate District 17.
For those who can’t attend, The Lahontan Broadcasting Company and KKTU (99.5 FM) will broadcast the event.
The CCRCC is sponsoring the event as it did during the 2020 local elections. The Fallon Post and the Lahontan Valley News will serve as moderators for Candidates Night. Each candidate will be asked questions pertaining to the role of their specific office. A number of questions have been tailored to the Lahontan Valley.
The term for both the state Senate and commission is four years. The Assembly seat is for two years.
Running for Commission District 2 is Tanya Freeman, Myles Getto, Kenneth Harmon and Thomas Riggins. Since all the candidates are Republican, the winner of the primary election will serve as commissioner for the next four years.
Current Commissioner Pete Olsen is termed out and unable to seek re-election for District 2.
Richard Grondin was the only candidate who filed for the nonpartisan Mosquito, Vector & Noxious Weed Abatement Board.
The candidates for Assembly District 38 are Vida Keller, a Lyon County commissioner and Silver Springs real estate agent, and Dr. Greg Koenig, a Fallon optometrist. Running for State Senate District 17 are Dr. Robin Titus, a Lyon County physician and current assemblywoman in District 38, and James Wheeler, a Douglas County rancher and current assemblyman for District 39.
As with the Churchill County Commission race, all the candidates are Republican, and the winners will be selected during the primary election.
For a list of statewide candidates who are running for U.S. Senate, Congressional District 2, governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, treasurer, secretary of state, controller and the courts, go to and search for 2022 Statewide Certified List of Candidates.
The primary will be held June 14. Early voting for the primary runs from May 28 and ends June 10. The polls will be closed Memorial Day.
The Churchill County Clerk’s office will be sending out sample ballots no later than May 11.
• The Clerk’s Office encourages voters to check their registration by contacting 775-423-6028 or Voters can also check their registration at
• May 17 is the last day to register to vote, update registration or change party affiliation by mail or by appearing in person at the Churchill County clerk’s offices. After that deadline, they may make any changes online at
• May 18-May 27 – Online only voter registration, voter registration changes or party affiliation changes. (If someone registers or updates their registration online during this time period, their ballot will be mailed to them)
• May 28 – June 10, Commission chambers; June 14 at the convention center — Same day in-person registration, registration updates, or party affiliation changes at the Churchill County Clerk’s Office during vote center hours. Voters must provide a valid Nevada Driver’s License or Nevada Identification Card and proof of residency.
 • If you do not receive a ballot by May 27, or you need a replacement ballot, contact the Clerk’s Office at 775-423-6028. All requests for replacement ballots will be processed and mailed by 5 p.m., May 31.
• The Commission chambers will serve as the only vote center for early voting. The actual general election date is June 14, and voting will be conducted at the Fallon Convention Center.
Secure ballot drop boxes are located at both the Clerk’s Office and Recorder’s Office entrances. A drop box will be located at the north end of the county’s administration building and inside at the Fallon City Clerk’s office and Tribal Administration office on Rio Vista Drive.


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