The deadline to file for an elected office in Carson City closed March 18 with two candidates for Ward 1 supervisor, three for Ward 3 supervisor, and three for clerk-recorder. Stacey Giomi is running for reelection to Ward 1 supervisor. He worked with the city’s fire department for over 30 years and was fire chief from 2005 to 2015. “I really feel a deep connection to the community and the people who live here,” he said. During his time as a supervisor, he has helped complete the South Carson Street project and a comprehensive water study, and he said that he’s proud that he and the board continued to offer city services despite the pandemic. “I think overall, my job as a supervisor is to provide for the health, safety, and welfare of our citizens. … Everything else has to fall into that category,” he said. Wade Bradshaw is running for Ward 1 supervisor, but he said he’s not necessarily running for the sake of running against Giomi. He wants to give back to his community. “I have a really strong technology background. (That’s) what I bring to the table for this community,” he said. He currently works as an electronics technician at Baker Hughes, and previously served as an EDI coordinator for Magellan Medicaid Administration. If elected, his top priority is economic recovery. “The COVID pandemic devastated and destroyed the small businesses in this town,” he said. “I’m very sensitive to small towns and small business owners.” Bradshaw is a lifelong Nevada resident and has lived in Carson City on and off since 1972. Curtis Horton entered the Ward 3 supervisor race on the first day filing opened. He retired as deputy director of the public works department in 2020. “I think my experience … has given me a great understanding of how (city departments) work together to accomplish their goals within the community,” he said. Horton said his main goal as a supervisor would be to support the revision of the city Master Plan. He feels that, having interacted with Carson City residents frequently throughout his career, he’s well fit to serve the public. “Carson City is very important to me. It’s my home. … I want to do everything in my power to protect it and move it forward in a positive way,” he said. Margaret Mello is a Ward 3 supervisor candidate, and she’s lived in Carson City since 1980. “I have a lot of inside knowledge about this town … because we did construction. We were at the bottom of the stuff that was getting done,” she said. She feels that the public doesn’t have adequate access to city financial documents, so as supervisor, she would want to see whether the city has opportunities to redistribute funding. Mello has always wanted to run for supervisor, and this year she decided to stop delaying. “It’s almost always been on my bucket list. And as you can tell, my bucket list is going to end very soon,” she joked with the Appeal. James “Jim” Wells is running for Ward 3 supervisor, and some of his top priorities are taking care of the city’s existing assets and adapting city services to match population growth. “I have over 30 years of experience in government finance at the state level, and I also worked for a city,” he said. “I know city finance forward and backward.” Wells has lived in Carson City since 1972, and he served as the director of the governor’s finance office from 2015-18. He said that his career has prepared him to work with administrative staff from every city department. Jordan Edens is a clerk-recorder candidate. He has lived in Carson City for almost six years, and he currently works for the city’s IT department. Before that, he held IT roles with the DMV and state Department of Taxation. “I care about election integrity, and I feel that having a technical background can help. … I can make the record keeping and public access a much better process in the future,” Edens said. He hopes that if elected to clerk-recorder, he can create new policies to make elections more transparent for voters. “Honesty, integrity, and transparency are my policies if I get the role,” he said. William “Scott” Hoen declared his candidacy for clerk-recorder. He said his background in the title insurance industry has prepared him to easily transition into a role with the city. “I work with (clerk-recorders’ offices). I’ve automated systems with them,” he said. Alongside running elections with integrity and transparency, Hoen said if elected, he would like to digitize old records in the office and use automated systems to protect city assets from fraud. Hoen is chairman of the Carson City Republican Party. He said that he will be resigning from that role soon to avoid any conflicts of interest. Stacie Wilke-McCulloch, a current Carson City school trustee, is hoping to be the next clerk-recorder. “I’m really not a politician. I just have this desire to serve Carson City,” she said. She was born and raised in Carson City, and she said her experience working in public roles, with small businesses and in management positions will help her keep the clerk-recorder’s office organized. “Because of the contentiousness of the nation right now, (my priority is to uphold) the integrity of the office with the election side of it,” she said. Kimberly Adams who filed for assessor, Jason Woodbury who filed for district attorney, Kenny Furlong who filed for sheriff, and Andrew Rasor who filed for treasurer were unopposed. Woodbury, Furlong, and Rasor are all incumbents. The deadline to withdraw candidacy is end-of-day Tuesday, March 29. The clerk-recorders’ office will update the list on its website (click here) if a candidate drops out.
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