Churchill County voters will decide winners of three county-related races and also determine their top picks for the general elections from a full slate of statewide races based on candidate filings that ended Friday.
Four Republicans filed for County Commission District 2, and with no Democrats throwing their hats into the ring, voters will elect a new commissioner to replace the termed-out Pete Olsen. The candidates are Tanya Freeman, Myles Getto, Kenneth Harmond and Thomas Riggins.
Greg Koenig of Fallon and Vida Keller of Silver Springs will face each other for Assembly District 38.
Since no Democrats filed, the winner of the June primary will become the state’s newest representative to the Assembly, succeeding Dr. Robin Titus of Smith Valley.
Titus and Assemblyman Jim Wheeler of Douglas County have both filed for State Senate District 17 to replace James Settelmeyer. The Douglas County rancher is termed out.
A Candidates Night for the contested races will be hosted by Lahontan Valley News, Churchill County Republicans and The Fallon Post on May 17 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Fallon Convention Center.
Another Candidates Night for the general election races will be held in October.
Erin Montalvo, who oversees the candidate filings and the local elections for the Churchill County Clerk’s Office, said five of the six incumbents for the various county offices received no opposition. They are Denise Mondhink-Felton, assessor; Linda Rothery, clerk/treasurer; Art Mallory, district attorney; Robert Getto, public administrator; and Tasha Hessey, recorder. Sheriff Richard Hickox is opposed by Daniel Sharp, and since that office is nonpartisan, the winner will be decided in November.
“I’m not surprised,” Montalvo said of the unopposed county candidates. “We have good people in those offices.”
Also running unopposed is Richard Grondin for the Mosquito, Vector & Noxious Weed Abatement Board.
In the City of Fallon council races, incumbent Kelli Frost ran unopposed, and as outlined in the city charter, she is automatically re-elected to Ward 1. Ward 3 has two candidates, Paul W. Harmon and Geoffrey Knell, and their office will be decided in November.
The city races are nonpartisan.
Incumbents Carmen Schank and Fred Buckmaster did not file for re-election to the Churchill County School Board. The four candidates to be decided in November include incumbent Amber Casey-Getto, Julie Guerrero-Goetsch, Walter Henderson, incumbent Matt Hyde, Joe McFadden, Bill Post and Ivy Ward.
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 complete list of office-seekers for statewide offices may be found at https://www.nvsos.gov/sos/elections/2022-election-information.