Williamson, Livermore receive third-term nods
Appeal Staff Writer
Carson City voters allowed both incumbents seeking third terms with the Board of Supervisors to continue serving. Both races, however, were close.
Supervisor Pete Livermore beat out challenger Neil Weaver for Ward 1 by fewer than four percentage points: 51.89 percent – 8,668 votes – versus 48.11 percent – 8,036 votes. The men have locked horns three times for the seat, first in 1998 and again in 2002.
“It’s never easy,” Livermore said. “I really appreciate the citizens of Carson City. It’s an honor to do work on their behalf.”
Recent events, the fatal Halloween shooting in particular, brought about renewed focus on the city’s gang and drug situations, Livermore said.
Gangs are now “the No. 1 issue” for the city, he said.
While Weaver congratulates Livermore for his third-term win, he reminded Livermore that “50 percent of your constituents – 48.11 percent to be exact – wanted a change. That says a lot.”
Livermore sits on the Parks and Recreation Commission, Carson Water Subconservancy Board, Regional Water Subcommittee, Nevada League of Cities, state Public Lands Advisory Board, Carson Tahoe Regional Health Care Board, Northern Nevada Urgent Care Board, Sierra Surgery and Imaging Board and anti-methamphetamine coalition.
Weaver runs Weaver Aircraft and is the chairman of the city’s Airport Authority.
“I’m delighted,” said Supervisor Robin Williamson, who garnered 51.07 percent – 8,330 votes – versus challenger Tom Keeton’s 48.93 percent – or 7,981 votes – a margin of slightly more than 2 percent.
“I appreciate all the support and I look forward to four more great years.”
Williamson’s most important goal during her third term in office is to “get started on downtown,” she said.
Keeton congratulated Williamson and offered her his best wishes for success during her next term and said she ran a good campaign.
Williamson is chairwoman of the Redevelopment Authority. She also serves on the Carson Water Subconservancy District, Nevada Association of Counties, the Western Nevada Development District, Western Nevada HOME Consortium and is the federal lands liaison. She is president of the C Hill Flag Foundation, co-chairwoman of the Athletic Development Committee for Western Nevada Community College and serves on the WNCC Foundation.
Keeton serves on the Parks and Recreation Commission and has been active in Republican Party activities, including heading up the local Central Committee. He is a retired from the aerospace industry and spent much of his professional life in advertising and communications.
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Unofficial final results
18,257 total votes; 71.99 percent of all registered voters
SUPERVISOR WARD 1
Robin Williamson 51.07 percent; 8,330
Tom Keeton 48.93 percent; 7,981
SUPERVISOR WARD 3
Pete Livermore 51.89 percent; 8,668
Neil Weaver 48.11 percent; 8,036
Neil Rombardo 63.59 percent; 10,152
Mike Suglia 36.41 percent; 5,812
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE
Robey Willis 69.91 percent; 11,706
Mark Krueger 30.09 percent; 5,039
SCHOOL TRUSTEE, DISTRICT 3
Joe Enge 56.87 percent; 8,797
James Hukari 43.13 percent; 6,671
SCHOOL TRUSTEE, DISTRICT 4
Bob Crowell 58.73 percent; 9,269
Ann Bednarski 41.27 percent; 6,514
SCHOOL TRUSTEE, DISTRICT 6
Barbara Howe 51.95 percent; 8,059
Jeff Fontaine 48.05 percent; 7,454
CARSON CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND INITIATIVE
Yes 63.03 percent; 11,185
No 36.97 percent; 6,561