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Mallory seeks re-election for county DA

Steve Puterski
Art Mallory

Election dates

The filing dates for all local positions runs from March 3-14, excluding weekends.

Candidates must file the appropriate forms at the Churchill County Clerk/Treasurer’s office, 155 N. Taylor St. Office hours are from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

The primary election is June 10 and the general election is Nov. 4.

Churchill County District Attorney Art Mallory recently announced his bid for re-election to the county’s top legal position.

Mallory, who is running for his fifth term, is the only candidate to announce his bid for the position. He has been the DA since 1998 and first started with the county in 1992.

The filing date for DA and for all local positions other than the Tenth Judicial District Court judge is March 3-14 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Churchill County Clerks/Treasurer’s office, 155 N. Taylor St.

“I love my job,” Mallory said. “It’s very satisfying to work for a community that appreciates what you are doing, such as Fallon. I enjoy getting up and going to work in morning. It’s the place I want to be.”

The LaGrange, Ga., native oversees an office of 20 employees, determines the office’s budget, child support division and maintains relationships with numerous local and state law enforcement agencies.

Mallory’s passion, he said, comes from community feedback, less nonviolent crime than most cities and towns in Nevada and creating a safe environment for residents and military personnel.

“We got a great structure of local businesses and townspeople who appreciate the environment we are in,” Mallory said. “I think this is the best town in Nevada.”

One source of pride for Mallory, however, is the ability to allow the attorneys in the DA’s office to grow. He said the growth has led numerous attorneys such as former litigators Craig Mingay, Katie Beckham, city attorney Robert Erquiaga and current Tenth Judicial District Court Judge Tom Stockard among others to build their careers.

“That’s very rewarding,” Mallory said. “We are very proud of that.”

While the criminal caseload has increased, Mallory said the number of attorneys has remained the same over the past 10 years. By using technology and allowing younger attorneys the opportunity to engage in the caseload, the DA’s office has remained efficient, although

“We’ve had to expand the civil division because there are so many new federal and state laws, rules and regulations,” Mallory said. “It’s our job to keep them (law enforcement) informed about that. A lot of it is administrative … the county’s resources are stretched thin. We have a responsibility to give the taxpayers the most for their money. We are not increasing our budget any, yet we intend to keep a good level of service for people.”

Mallory has also been president of the Nevada District Attorney’s Association in addition to serving on the board. He is currently the vice-chairman of the Nevada Prosecuting Attorney’s Council.

Mallory taught criminal law at Western Nevada College for 20 years as an adjunct professor and has taught at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University at Naval Air Station Fallon.

Mallory is also actively involved with the community as a member of the Fallon Rotary Club, American Legion, High Desert Detachment of the Marine Corp League. Mallory is the lead instructor for the Stillwater Firearms Association’s Concealed Weapons class.

In addition, he and his wife Linda also support the Churchill County Arts Council.