Bagwell leads contributions for Carson mayoral race


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Incumbent Carson City Mayor Lori Bagwell raised the most money for the local mayoral race in the first quarter of the year, according to contributions and expense filings with the Nevada Secretary of State.

Bagwell raised $15,697.54 from Jan. 1 to March 31. According to the filings, $1,599 of that amount came from contributions of $100 or less, while $13,221.77 were from contributions of more than $100. The biggest campaign contributors were Bill and Virgie Miller of Carson City for $2,500, followed by $1,000 each from Sam Landis and Mark Turner (both of Carson City) and $1,000 from Silver Oak Development Co. Bagwell also listed an $876.77 in-kind contribution from Glen Eagles for a meet-and-greet.

Bagwell’s expenses for the quarter were $4,062.90.

The second highest fundraiser in the mayoral race was Devan Doan, who had contributions of $1,050 and zero expenses. Three contributions were over $100 coming from Mary Senada of Carson, Michael Greedy of Carson and Jacob Bakke of North Las Vegas.

Mayoral candidates Jason Hastings, Jim Shirk and William Maher reported no campaign contributions for the quarter. Of the three, only Maher showed an expense: $105 for candidate filing fees.

The mayoral races will head to the June 11 primary. The only other race for the Board of Supervisors (Ward 2 Supervisor Maurice White is running unopposed) is for Ward 4 between incumbent Supervisor Lisa Schuette and challenger Lucia Maloney. This contest will be in the November general election.

Schuette raised $1,589.66 with expenses of $166.30. The biggest contributors were Schuette herself with combined contributions of $510, Gregg and Lynn Berggren of Carson City with $500 and Michael Robbins of Hanifin’s Arts and Antiques for $300.

In the first quarter, Maloney raised $1,833.72, but the majority of that ($1,133.72) were in-kind contributions from High Sierra Creative LLC for candidate materials and website development. Total expenses were reported at $1,174.17. Contributors included David A. Dawley of Carson City for $200 and Krista D. Lanini of Reno for $300.

Every city position is nonpartisan, as is the case for the judicial races. The judicial races include departments 2 for Justice of the Peace/Municipal Court and First Judicial District Court.

In the latter, recently appointed District Court Judge Kristin Luis raised $11,327 in contributions and saw $1,484.01 in expenses. Biggest contributions were GGRM Law Firm of Las Vegas for $2,500, Dwight Mallard of Carson City for $1,000 and Matthew and Karen Griffin of Reno for $1,000.

District Court challenger Mark Krueger raised $2,025 and had expenses of $372.39. Two contributions were more than $100: $1,0000 from Jessica Hoban of Carson and $500 from Susan Fisher of Verdi.

The District Court race is headed to the November general election as well. The Justice of the Peace/Municipal Court race is set for the June 11 primary. This race is for the seat vacated by Luis. The Board of Supervisors postponed any temporary justice-of-the-peace appointment until after the June primary.

Of these candidates, Melanie Bruketta raised the most — $20,260.27. That amount included in-kind contributions of $3,781.77 and $2,671.94 in contributions less than $100. Bruketta’s biggest contribution was from herself including $5,000 reported as a loan. Heritage Law of Minden also contributed $1,000.

Second for most raised in the justice-of-the-peace race was Tyson League, who raised $7,642.93 including $743.93 in in-kind contributions and $1,149 in contributions of $100 or less. Expenses for League came in at $5,253.36. League’s largest contributions didn’t exceed $500 and included $500 from John and Katherine Tatro of Carson, Garrit Pruyt of Carson and Troy Jordan of Dayton.

Daniel Spence, the third justice-of-the-peace candidate, raised zero in campaign contributions and had expenses of $100 for candidate filing fees.

The next contributions and expenses report for the candidates is due July 15 covering the second quarter, according to the Secretary of State’s website.


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