Staub seeking third term
Appeal Staff Writer
Attorney Richard Staub will run for a third term as Carson City supervisor, saying he wants to work to control spending, improve roads and keep the government “efficient and accountable.”
“I believe I can continue to meet the challenges the future will bring us in Carson City as I believe I have over the last seven and a half years,” he said in a statement. “My door has always been open to all comments and opinions throughout my tenure as your supervisor.”
Staub said he will continue to stress responsibility and is proud supervisors and city staff were able to fix a projected $3 million shortfall and balance this year’s budget.
“Our people, our staff, have gone an extra mile in providing the same excellent and courteous service to our residents as they have all along,” he said in an interview.
Staub has voted against most requests to fill positions during the recent hiring freeze, saying that keeping the budget balanced is the most important issue for the city right now.
Reviving an audit committee and opposing most up-front financial incentives for businesses also will help control spending, he said. The $2 million he did vote for to help open Burlington Coat Factory in the vacant South Carson Wal-Mart was done only after others in the city had made a commitment to give the money, he said.
Freeway and road improvements have also been important to Staub, who serves as a member of the Carson City Regional Transportation Commission, but he acknowledged he is disappointed by delays in construction, some beyond the city’s control.
“While we’ve attempted to make some strides in that,” he said, “I don’t know whether our report card would be an A.”
Staub has been the only candidate to announce a run for Ward 4 supervisor, and incumbent Shelly Aldean has been the only candidate to announce a run for Ward 2 the other supervisor’s seat up for election this November.
If no one runs against Staub in this election, it will be his second straight uncontested win.
Clerk-Recorder Alan Glover said many supervisors often win one uncontested election, but he hasn’t heard of a city supervisor winning two.
Supervisors can serve up to three terms.
Three men have announced they will run for mayor – Sean Lehmann, Bob Crowell and Jim Shirk. Mayor Marv Teixeira has said he will not seek a fourth term.
Candidates may begin filing for all three offices on May 5.
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