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Candidate forum tonight at Community Center

Nevada Appeal Staff Report

Candidates for sheriff, state Senate and Assembly will face off tonight in the first of two forums hosted by the League of Women Voters.

Nonpartisan candidates for Carson City sheriff Ken Furlong and Bob Guimont will be up first, followed by candidates for Assembly District 40, Robin Williamson (D) and Pete Livermore (R).

Also participating will be Capital Senatorial District candidates James Settelmeyer (R), Kevin Ranft (D) and Cody Quirk (IAP).

Finally, State Ballot Question No. 1 will be discussed. It would amend the Nevada Constitution to allow the governor to appoint Supreme Court justices and District Court judges from among candidates nominated by a selection commission. The public would vote on their retention after the end of the first term.

Currently, the governor only can appoint midterm replacements.

Members of the public can write out questions they would like answered and present them to the league. The group will select questions based on the degree of interest.

Access Carson City Channel 226 will broadcast the forum live.

The second forum, with candidates for Carson City school board and board of supervisors, will start at

6 p.m. Friday, also in the Sierra Room of the community center.