Candidate filing closes Friday

Churchill County Recorder Tasha Hessey files for re-election.

Churchill County Recorder Tasha Hessey files for re-election.

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Prospective candidates for local and statewide offices have until Friday to file.
Filing opened last week at the Churchill County Clerk’s Office for local offices and at the city clerk’s office for Fallon City Council. For statewide offices, candidates must register at the Secretary of State’s office in Carson City.
Incumbents for county offices filed for another term. Linda Rothery will be seeking her second term as the Churchill County clerk/treasurer. Other incumbents include District Attorney Art Mallory, Sheriff Richard Hickox, Public Administrator Robert “Bob” Getto, Recorder Tasha Hessey and Assessor Denise Mondink-Felton.
Former Churchill County School Board trustee Tom Riggins has filed for County Commission District 2. Others who filed are Tanya Freeman and Myles Getto. Hickox has drawn an opponent, Daniel Sharp.
Four seats for the Churchill County School Board are open this year. Seven people have filed as of early this week: Incumbent Amber Casey-Getto, Julie Guerrero-Goetsch, Walter Henderson, incumbent Matt Hyde, Joe McFadden, Bill Post and Ivy Ward. Incumbents Carmen Schank and Fred Buckmaster have not officially indicated if they’re seeking re-election.
The Churchill County Clerk’s informed the LVN earlier this week they expect more people will file today and Friday based on previous elections.
According to the Fallon City Clerk’s office, Incumbent Kelly Frost filed for re-election to Ward 1. Paul Harmon has filed for Ward 3. The position is open because Councilman James Richardson is termed out.  
Because of the newspaper’s copy deadline, the LVN will have a complete list of candidates after Friday’s closing on its website and Facebook pages.
The Churchill County Clerk’s office has candidate packets that may be completed before the filing dates.
The primary will be held June 14. Early voting for the primary runs from May 28 and ends June 10. 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. The general election is Nov. 8.
A candidates’ night in May will be held for primary election races. A list of those contested races will be in next week’s LVN.

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Churchill County Assessor Denise Mondhink-Felton, left, was one of the first candidates to file for re-election with Clerk Julie Gilmore looking on.


Offices that will be up for election in 2022 in Churchill County include the following:
Statewide offices
U.S. Senate
U.S. Representative in Congress, District 2
Lieutenant Governor
Secretary of State
State Treasurer
State Controller
Attorney General
State Senate, District 16
State Assembly, District 38
Supreme Court Justice, Seat A
Supreme Court Justice, Seat E
Court of Appeals Judge, Department 1
Court of Appeals Judge, Department 2
Court of Appeals Judge, Department 3
Fallon, Churchill County
School Trustees, four seats
Churchill County Assessor
Churchill County Clerk-Treasurer
Churchill County District Attorney
Churchill County Sheriff
Churchill County Recorder
Churchill County Commissioner (District 2)
Churchill County Public Administrator
Fallon City Council, Wards 1 and 3
Mosquito, Vector and Noxious Weed Abatement Board
Filing dates for all offices will take place March 7-18.
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