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Nevada briefs: Roberson announces for Lieutenant Governor

Woman injured after crashing into unoccupied Carson City building

A woman was taken by CareFlight medical helicopter to Renown Regional Medical Center after the car she was driving went into a business on the corner of Fourth and Curry streets.

The crash occurred shortly before 8 p.m.

Carson City Sheriff’s Deputies believe the woman may have realized she was about the enter a one-way street going the wrong way when she swerved.

Carson City Fire responded for the report of smoke in the building but no fire was reported.

Alcohol is believed to be a factor. The woman’s condition was unknown. Charges are pending.

The building was unoccupied at the time of the crash.

Breslow named to PUC

Gov. Brian Sandoval has named Business and Industry Director Bruce Breslow as the newest member of the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada.

He will replace Paul Thomsen who left the commission earlier this year.

He also announced C.J. Manthe will replace Breslow as head of B&I.

Breslow was previously head of the DMV and before that head of the Nevada Agency for Nuclear Projects.

Manthe is currently the Housing Administrator at B&I. Before that, she worked in banking, health care, public accounting and for state and local governments.

— Nevada Appeal Capitol Bureau

Senate minority leader announces for Lieutenant Governor

Senate Minority Leader Michael Roberson, R- Henderson, on Monday made recurrent rumors official, announcing for the lieutenant governor’s office being vacated by Mark Hutchison.

Within a matter of minutes, Byron Brooks of Henderson announced he will seek Roberson’s Senate District 20 seat.

Hutchison announced last week he wouldn’t seek a second four-year term as lieutenant governor citing the growing needs of his family and his law practice.

Roberson said he believes he’s uniquely qualified “with the experience I have gained as a business attorney, assisting numerous job provides in Nevada’s leading economic industries.”

He said he led the efforts to bring Uber and Lyft to Nevada, creating numerous jobs, and continues to fight to prevent Nevada from hosting sanctuary cities.

Brooks describes himself as a combat veteran and successful owner of a small bail bonds business.

— Nevada Appeal Capitol Bureau