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Lehmann to seek Ward 1 supervisor seat

Sandi Hoover

Sean Lehmann, a Carson City podiatrist and member of the Carson City Parks and Recreation Commission, has announced he will run for the Ward 1 supervisor seat being vacated by Robin Williamson.

Lehmann said economic issues are among his top concerns.

“Like many communities around the country, Carson City faces serious challenges due to the poor economy,” Lehmann said. “However, I believe the future looks promising for the city, and I look forward to debating the challenges and opportunities we face as a community in the upcoming campaign.”

Lehmann said Thursday that he provides an “outside voice, a community voice” for issues facing the city and its residents.

He said while he likes the idea of the proposed downtown Nugget project, he believes taxpayers need to have a voice in the decisions being made and that an advisory question or professional poll would be appropriate avenues.

Lehmann considers himself a fiscal conservative.

“What motivated me most to become involved in local politics was when the board of supervisors raised our sales tax to pay for the V&T Railroad without voters’ consent,” he said.

“Although there may be projects that warrant our involvement, I will always respect the voters’ opinions on taxes,” he said.

Lehmann, who made an unsuccessful bid for mayor in the last election, said he has made a number of contributions as a member of the Parks and Recreation Commission.

He was a proponent of the permanent ice rink and has lobbied to make the venue a combination ice rink/splash pad for year-around enjoyment.

He said he was also one of two members of the commission to vote against spending $350,000 to reserve the right to build a recreation center on the site adjacent to the Boys and Girls Clubs, a project that now appears to be on hold indefinitely.

Lehmann believes his background as a small business owner will be beneficial to him as a supervisor.

“I have run a successful medical practice for the last 10 years. I have a master’s degree in administration. I know how to make a budget and stick to it,” he said.

An area resident for nearly 10 years, Lehmann and his wife have two sons, 4 and 6.

Williamson cannot run again due to term limits. She has announced her intention to run for a Nevada Assembly seat.

To read more about Lehmann’s positions on Carson City issues, go to http://www.seanlehmann.com.