Election 2016: 10 file for 3 IVGID seats; NV primary is June 14 | SierraSun.com

Election 2016: 10 file for 3 IVGID seats; NV primary is June 14

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Below are voter registration deadlines for Washoe County residents for the 2016 Primary Election:

By Mail: Postmarked no later than May 14

In-Person: Last day to register in person is May 24

Online: Last day to register using NOVA is May 24 (11:59:59 p.m.) at this link: bit.ly/OkN9Hv

Absent Ballot Request Deadline: Must be received no later than June 7, 2016 by 5 p.m.

Early Voting: May 28 through June 10. Sample ballots are mailed out approximately one week prior to early voting.

Source: Washoe County Elections — washoecounty.us/voters


10 Candidates for IVGID

Below are the 10 candidates who put in papers to run for IVGID trustee. Three seats will be open — those currently held by Jim Hammerel, Matthew Dent and Phil Horan:

Matthew Dent (incumbent)

Philip Horan (incumbent)

Steve King

Paul. R. Longshore

Judy Miller

Peter William Morris

Robert J. Olmer

Benicia Price

Steven Thomason

Frank L. Wright

More online: Visit bit.ly/1R612EM to learn more about the IVGID candidates, as well as all candidates who filed for this year’s election.

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — For the third time in the last three election cycles, a primary will be held for the Incline Village General Improvement District Board of Trustees race.

This year, a total of 10 candidates filed for three open seats — those held by Jim Hammerel, Matthew Dent and Phil Horan — on the IVGID Board by Friday’s deadline, according to the Washoe County elections office.

Considering Hammerel did not file for reelection, and Dent and Horan did, it guarantees there will be at least one new trustee come 2017.

Of this year’s candidates, three are familiar with local election races in recent years — both Wright and Olmer ran unsuccessfully for IVGID trustee in 2012 and 2014.

Meanwhile, King ran unsuccessfully for a seat on the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District Board of Directors in 2012.

The primary election is set for June 14 in Nevada. Regarding IVGID, residents will be asked to vote for three of the 10 candidates; the top six vote-getters will then move onto November’s general election.

IVGID last held primaries in 2014 and 2012. In 2014, seven candidates filed for two seats, while the 2012 primary also featured 10 candidates for three seats.


Another race important to local voters is that of Nevada Assembly District 26, which covers Incline Village/Crystal Bay. Two Republican candidates have filed — Jason Guinasso and Lisa Krasner.

Since both candidates are Republican, there will be a primary election between Krasner and Guinasso, meaning the winner on June 14 will take the seat and replace Assemblyman Randy Kirner, R-Reno, who decided to not seek reelection.

Readers can visit jasonguinasso.com and lisakrasnerfornevada.com to learn more about both candidates.


This year, four of seven seats are up for election on the Washoe County School District Board. According to Washoe County, 20 candidates filed for the four races.

Specific to Incline Village, there are two races of interest. Three candidates have filed for the District A seat, which covers southeast Reno and Incline: Colleen Doenges, Scott Kelley and Dale Richardson. Incumbent Lisa Ruggerio is not running for reelection.

Meanwhile, there are eight candidates for the District G seat, an at-large position representing the western half of Washoe County. Former District G trustee Barbara McLaury resigned a few months ago, citing health problems, and won’t seek re-election.

The eight candidates are David DeSilva, Katy Simon Holland, Bill Horn, Greg Hudson, Helm Lehmann, Mike Mieras, Michael Millerick and John “Jack” Milon.

Incline voters will likely be most familiar with Horn, who served for years as general manager of IVGID before resigning in 2013.

Other names of note include Simon Holland, former Washoe County manager; and Mieras, former chief of police for the school district.

For these races, residents will be asked to vote for one candidate each; the top two vote-getters for each will then move onto November’s general election.


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.

This means there will not be a primary election for the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District Board of Directors.

In that race, three seats are up for election — held by Dale Smith, Paul Zahler and Susan A. Herron.

Herron is the lone incumbent for this year’s general election in November, as she refiled by Friday’s deadline. The other three candidates are Denise A. Bremer, Jim Costalupes and Greg McKay.

The top three vote-getters in November will take the seats.

On the Washoe County Commission, Marsha Berkbigler, a Republican, filed for reelection for District No. 1, which covers Incline Village.

She will square off in the November general election against Levi Hooper, a Democrat, who filed by Friday’s deadline.

On a larger scale, 18 candidates filed to replace U.S. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, the top Democrat in the U.S. Senate. Reid will not seek reelection.

Both Democratic and Republican primary elections will be held in June

Also, U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev., will also face off in November for his Congressional District 2 seat against the winner of a three-way Democratic primary, as well as an Independent and a nonpartisan candidate.

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