Election 2014: Wright, Callicrate file for IVGID board
The candidate filing period in Washoe County closes at 5 p.m. Friday. This story includes information as of 5 p.m. Wednesday. Look to www.tahoedailytribune.com for updates after the filing period closes.
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — A former Incline Village General Improvement District trustee and a multi-time candidate are among those who will run for the board’s two open seats.
Incline resident Tim Callicrate and Crystal Bay resident Frank Wright filed papers this week. Incline resident Megan Lade also will run, according to the Washoe County Elections Office.
Callicrate — who was a trustee from 1997-2000 — ran in the 2012 election, finishing fifth out of six candidates. He received 1,911 votes (14.89 percent), losing to current trustees Bill Devine, Jim Smith and Jim Hammerel.
Wright also ran in the 2012 election, which initially featured 10 candidates. He did not make it past the primary, getting 262 votes (4.67 percent), finishing seventh.
In 2010, Wright managed 1,087 votes (8.35 percent) of votes cast in the State Senate District 16 Republican primary, a seat Ben Kieckhefer eventually won.
Running in the 2008 general election for IVGID, Wright finished sixth out of six candidates for three seats, with 1,267 votes (10.49 percent). He also ran unsuccessfully in 2007 for the seat vacated by Bev Mapps.
Lade currently is head coach of the Incline High School girls track team. She led the Highlanders to a fourth-place finish at the 2013 Division III state championship. The girls finished second in 2012.
The seats up in 2015 are held by current chair Joe Wolfe and trustee Bruce Simonian, who was chairman in 2013. Both are reportedly undecided about running again.
Incumbent North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District director Jeff Warner has filed for reelection, according to the county.
He will be joined by a second candidate, Susan Herron, who’s employed with IVGID as its administrative assistant and clerk to the board of trustees.
Warner is fairly new to being a public servant, having taken over the vacant seat left last fall by Don Epstein.
In late February, Warner told the Bonanza he planned to run again due the fire district having “excellence everywhere” and employing “really high quality people.”
Herron ran unsuccessfully last fall for Epstein’s seat.
The other seat up in 2015 belongs to two-time director Gene Murrieta. He previously told the Bonanza he’s undecided about running, although he’s interested in another four years and may wait to the 2016 election, when three seats are up.
Incline resident Hans Keller, currently chief bailiff at the Incline Village Justice Court, remains the lone candidate for Joe Kubo’s constable seat as of Wednesday. As reported last week, Kubo will not seek reelection.
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval’s seat is among those up for election in 2014, along with those of U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei, Washoe County Assessor Josh Wilson, Washoe County District Attorney Dick Gammick, Washoe County Treasurer Tammi Davis and Washoe County Sheriff Mike Haley.
Kieckhefer has filed for reelection in the 16th district, which includes Incline Village. Gary Schmidt, a Republican, also has filed as of Wednesday, as has independent candidate John Everhart, according to Washoe County.
Unless a candidate withdraws, there will be a primary election this June for Republican Randy Kirner’s Assembly District 26 seat, which covers Incline Village.
Kirner will be challenged by fellow Republicans Robb Archie and Lisa Krasner, all of whom filed this week, according to Washoe County.
According to state law, primaries are held for any office that has more than double the number of people applying than the number of positions open.
Candidate filing closes at 5 p.m. Friday, March 14. Those interested can fill out paperwork at the Washoe County Registrar of Voters Office at 1001 E. Ninth St., Building A, in Reno.
To learn how to file and for a full list of seats up for election in Washoe County (and for updates on who has filed), visit http://www.washoecounty.us/voters/14filed.html.
Anyone interested in a state office must file with the Secretary of State. To learn more, visit nvsos.gov and click the “Election Center” tab.