Voters cast ballots at the Carson City Community Center during the primary election on June 14, 2022.
Photo by Faith Evans.
This story was updated Friday, June 17 at 8:30 a.m.
Early results for the Carson City primary election rolled in late Tuesday night. With 27 percent recorded voter turnout thus far, residents are narrowing the field for local city elections.
Curtis Horton and Jim Wells lead the Board of Supervisors Ward 3 race. Horton has 4,596 votes and Wells has 3,846.
Horton said that he wants Carson City voters to know that he would always give 110 percent if elected to the board at the general election in November.
“I think my many years of boots-on-the-ground experience and managerial experience will provide me a great advantage,” he said.
Horton is Carson City’s retired Public Works director. He worked for the city for 35 years. He said that his top goals are infrastructure maintenance and public safety.
Wells agrees that infrastructure maintenance is one of his top priorities. He’d also like to help with the city Master Plan update to ensure it reflects the will of Carson City residents.
“I think that my 30 years of government finance (and) … my familiarity with government and how it works is a huge advantage for me,” he said.
Wells retired from as the director of the Governor’s Finance Office in 2018. He hopes that if elected to the board, he can spend the city’s money more efficiently.
Stacie Wilke-McCulloch and William “Scott” Hoen are on top in the clerk-recorder race. Wilke-McCulloch has 5,158 votes, and Hoen has 4,461.
Wilke-McCulloch said that she was excited to see the turnout for Carson City’s primary. She hopes that her background in private and public sector management positions proves valuable if she is elected at the general election in November.
Her priorities for the office are to “Keep in the same direction that the department is going now with election integrity, (make) people feel safe, and (keep) the department transparent,” she said.
Hoen said that his background in technology and title insurance makes him a good fit for clerk-recorder. If elected, he would like to digitize old records and create a fraud alert system.
But his top priority: “I want to try to restore voter confidence in the system. The Carson City clerk-recorder does an excellent job now, but I think I can do a better job in communicating what they’re doing now,” he said.
Also Tuesday, Kimberly Adams was elected assessor, Jason Woodbury as district attorney, Ken Furlong as sheriff, and Andrew Rasor as treasurer as they were all unopposed. Woodbury and Furlong are incumbents.
The clerk-recorder’s Office has counted early voting ballots, election day ballots, and a portion of mail-in ballots. Officials are still processing mail ballots dropped off on Election Day, and mail ballots will be accepted until Saturday if they are postmarked no later than Tuesday.