Incumbents win in Carson city races
November 6, 2002
Carson City elections provided few surprises Tuesday night as incumbents for clerk-recorder and supervisor easily kept their seats, and a longtime assessor’s employee won to the top spot
City Clerk-Recorder Alan Glover easily reclaimed his position Tuesday night. Results showed the incumbent with 67.2 percent of the votes. His opponent, Mary-Ann Dickens, received 23.3 percent.
Glover said the city turnout was 77.3 percent of 22,642 registered voters.
Glover, a Carson City native, has held the position for the past eight years. The Clerk-Recorder’s Office is responsible for elections, marriage licenses, court clerks, records management, recording secretaries, the recorder’s office and public administration.
“It’s a great victory,” Glover said. “It was a good campaign.” Glover said he will have little time to rest before he begins several projects, including bringing a new voting process to the city, replacing the punch-card system.
Dickens said she thought the vote went the way it was supposed to go. She said Glover was making many positive changes in the office, but she was “a little worried about these voting machines. They are very dangerous and can be manipulated very easily.”
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David Dawley, currently the deputy city assessor, won the job of assessor by garnering 48.4 percent of the vote. His opponent, Taunya Milligan, came in with 37 percent of the votes. A substantial 14.4 percent of voters failed to vote for either candidate.
“I’m just excited,” Dawley said. “I will try to make a real smooth transition and continue the good work we’re doing.”
Milligan said the campaign went well and feels positive about the results.
“I just hope that there’ll be another contested race sooner than 17 years,” Milligan said.
Ward No. 3 Supervisor Pete Livermore was re-elected to his seat over business owner Neil Weaver.
Livermore took 47.3 percent of the votes against Weaver’s 38.8 percent. The race was surprisingly close considering Weaver did not campaign for the seat and raised a mere $100 in his bid.
“I’m very pleased voters saw fit to return me to the position for another four years,” said Livermore, a local business owner. Livermore said he will continue working for economic solutions and work through the complex issues facing the city.
“As always, the community expects a level of services and we have to continue to provide them with their expectations,” he said.
Weaver could not be reached for comment.
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