A member currently serving on the County Board of Equalization announced Wednesday his candidacy for Churchill County Commission, District 2.
Tom Riggins said he decided to run for the county commission because of the increasing intrusion of state and federal government in the local lifestyle. The seat is currently held by Pete Olsen, who cannot run again because of term limits.
Riggins, who has lived in Churchill County for more than 40 year, said it will be necessary to be vigilant and proactive to retain the small-town rural lifestyle that many enjoy.
Riggins, who also served on the Churchill County school board, was involved in education, 4-H and FFA activities and the Nevada State Fair as a board member. He is also a member of the Churchill County Republican Central Committee.
Filing dates for both local and statewide offices is March 7-18. The General Election date is Nov. 8.
The primary date again changed as it has for several cycles. 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. Early voting for the General Election runs Oct. 22 through Nov. 4 and the polls will be open Nevada Day.