Carson City DA Neil Rombardo tries to justify his incompetence against complaint “This extreme — virtually unprecedented — delay should alarm Carson City”

From Nevada Appeal: Jason Woodbury: Delay on death penalty decision is cause for alarm

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And Carson City Judge John Tatro caught lying on the witness stand – DA Neil Rombardo caught giving Judge John Tatro a  “hand job” during testimony! See http://wp.me/p2cFpU-Qd

Note – In 2007 Neil Rombardo DID NOT seek the death penalty in 2007  – The death penalty will not be sought against David Winfield Mitchell, who is charged in the 1982 murder of an 18-year-old woman.

On April 6, police recovered the beaten body of William McCune in the Carson River. Within days, four people were arrested in connection with his murder. On April 10, District Attorney Neil Rombardo issued a press release stating he was considering the death penalty. He said a team would be assembled to help him make his decision.

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neil rombardo is gayThree months later, on July 15, KRNV reported that Mr. Rombardo “might know by the end of this week.”

Six weeks later, we’re still waiting.

CARSON CITY, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) — Carson City prosecutors might know by the end of this week whether they will seek the death penalty in the murder of William McCune.

The Carson City District Attorney, Neil Rombardo, told News 4 that he is waiting for the results of the autopsy on McCune before he makes a decision on whether to pursue the death penalty.

Prosecutors believe the 62-year-old McCune was beaten and robbed before his body was bound in duct tape and dumped in the Carson River.   He had worked as the head state’s insurance division.

Last Friday, defense attorneys for four people accused in the crime began laying the groundwork for a potential death penalty case. Defense attorneys painted the victim, McCune, as having a “darker side,” asking the judge for permission to obtain court records and information regarding sexual offenses allegedly committed by McCune including information on an arrest of McCune back in 1977 on felony charges of contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile and aggravated crime against nature. Both the D.A. and judge agreed to the defense’s request. The defense says this information is key

The defendants in this case are all young, with youngest being age 20. The Washoe County Coroner’s Office is expected to provide information from the medical examiner’s office on how McCune died, including McCune’s toxicology report.

This extreme — virtually unprecedented — delay should alarm Carson City. 

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Death is different. Ask anyone in the criminal justice system. And while people may debate the death penalty — on both moral and financial terms — there is no debate that current law requires astonishing public expenditures in a capital case. A defendant facing the death penalty is entitled to two attorneys, not just one. Defense attorneys must be “death certified” and paid a higher rate. Dr. Terance Miethe of UNLV determined the trial defense for a single defendant in a capital murder case costs around $200,000 more than a non-capital case. And that is only a portion of the additional costs.

Bound by the law, judges have no meaningful ability to control these expenses. Only the district attorney does. As such, there should be a prompt decision by the D.A. to either pursue the death penalty or not.

Indecision gambles taxpayer dollars on the massive costs of capital procedures in what might be a non-capital case.

william mcCuneWhile Mr. Rombardo has been mulling the choice in this case, a total of eight attorneys have been appointed to represent the defendants. All are being paid at public expense. At public expense, defense investigators and expert witnesses have been hired.

Through Aug. 15, Carson City taxpayers have paid over $78,000 for the defense. But it’s worse than that. To date, not a single witness has testified and not a single piece of evidence has been presented to a jury.

In fact, a trial is still many months — and hundreds of thousands of dollars — away.

The potential waste of taxpayer money, though maddening, is not even the worst consequence of the district attorney’s indecisiveness. The D.A. might very well be painting himself into a corner, where he sees no choice but to pursue the death penalty rather than accepting responsibility for wasting hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars. And that is the real tragedy. The adage is true. Death is different. But the objective in a capital case is the same as every other case — justice. If these four ought to face the ultimate penalty for Mr. McCune’s murder, justice — not political necessity — should dictate that outcome.

Jason Woodbury is an attorney in Carson City. source http://www.nevadaappeal.com/news/opinion/7882483-113/death-penalty-case-capital

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Carson City DA Neil Rombardo: A rush to judgement is a real cause for concern

Tneil rombardo gayhe August 29, 2013 “opinion” questioning the District Attorney’s decision-making in a pending death penalty case reveals a lack of understanding of the criminal justice system.

Whenever a crime occurs where the death penalty must be considered, the law requires the District Attorney’s Office to consider the victim, the community, and the defendant. The real cause for alarm is that anyone would suggest such a decision be rushed.

As a prosecutor, it is a violation of my ethical code to speak of an on-going case. As a result, I will speak of death penalty cases in general terms.

First, as a representative of the people of the State of Nevada, it is an ethical prosecutor’s job to review every piece of evidence, which can amount to thousands of pages, hundreds of photos, and dozens of audio and video recordings before making a decision on whether someone should be put to death by the State.neil rombardo death

Second, the law permits a prosecutor to make a decision regarding the death penalty 30 days after the preliminary hearing. Any good prosecutor knows that valuable information is obtained during a preliminary hearing — information that should be considered when someone has been murdered and someone else’s life is at stake.

Third, the Nevada Supreme Court requires a defendant to receive two lawyers for every murder until a decision has been made regarding the death penalty. However, what is lost upon the opinion writer is that it is common place for two attorneys to be appointed to a murder case whether the death penalty is being considered or not.

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And, in the long run, the use of two attorneys actually saves taxpayer’s dollars because appeal issues are reduced at the beginning of the process, which is where the real money is spent on these types of cases. Fourth, and here is where it is easy for senseless political attacks, the opinion writer is wholly unaware of what this administration does to resolve these types of cases in a manner that insures justice and saves taxpayer’s dollars.

For example, just this morning, as a result of lengthy negotiations between the District Attorney’s Office and defense counsel, two of the four defendants in the case mentioned by the opinion writer elected to waive their preliminary hearing in accordance with a resolution of the case. In the end, the facts will show that this Office did the right thing by seeking justice for the victim, the victim’s family, the community, and the defendant or defendants in a cost-effective manner.

With regard to the use of taxpayer’s dollars, the current District Attorney’s administration has created the following: (1) victim-witness services to help victims and witnesses navigate their way through the judicial process; (2) the Gang Response Intervention, Prevention, and Suppression (GRIPS) program, which has decreased violent gang activity in Carson City and created community outreach programs to prevent future gang members; (3) the Stop Abuse of the Vulnerable and Elderly (SAVE) program, which raises awareness about abuse of the vulnerable and elderly and has resulted in the successful investigation and prosecution of those who prey on the vulnerable and elderly; (4) vertical prosecution which is a system where the same prosecutor handles a case from beginning to end which reduces costs and promotes efficient use of personnel and resources, and (5) at the encouragement of the District Attorney, the Board of Supervisors voted to become self-insured allowing the city to manage its own risk. All of these policies and decisions have resulted in increased services to the citizens of Carson City and saved taxpayer’s dollars. These same policies further demonstrate fiscally responsible leadership on criminal justice issues and legal public policy issues.

In conclusion, ask yourself this, “If my loved one was murdered or my loved one faced the death penalty, would I want the District Attorney to do the right thing, or would I want him to rush his decision?” The opinion writer suggests the decision should be rushed. I stand by our decision to do the right thing.

Neil A. Rombardo
Carson City District Attorney

SOURCE: http://carsonnow.org/story/08/30/2013/carson-city-da-rush-judgement-real-cause-concern

The death penalty will not be sought against David Winfield Mitchell, who is charged in the 1982 murder of an 18-year-old woman.

The notice was filed in Carson City District Court in Nevada last Wednesday stating Mitchell will not face a sentence of death if convicted on the charge of open murder in the killing of Sheila Jo Harris. Mitchell pleaded not guilty to the charge on December 18.

Harris, 18, was found beaten, sexually assaulted and strangled on January 6, 1982, in the bedroom of her Lompa Lane apartment for which Mitchell was a handyman.

Jury selection in Mitchell’s month-long trial will begin on April 3. Mitchell, a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago, was arrested on August 18 last year by international police on the Caribbean island, after DNA comparison in 2000 allegedly resulted in a match between evidence found on Harris’ body and clothing and samples of saliva and blood obtained from Mitchell by warrant in the 1980s.

Harris’ former boyfriend and Mitchell were both suspects in the 1982 murder, but investigators were unable to find physical evidence linking them to the crime.

Mitchell was arrested in 1986, but the charges were dismissed in 1987 with a right to refile because of a lack of evidence. He is being held in the Carson City Jail without bail.

Mitchell, 61, a retired Ministry of Works foreman, was arrested on August 18 at Rock City, Laventille, by members of the local Interpol Branch. Mitchell denied having any contact with Harris outside of asking her if she wanted her name on her door when she moved in, according to court records. Newly appointed District Judge Todd Russell, 59, will preside over the case and newly elected District Attorney Neil Rombardo will be in charge of the prosecution.

Shortly after the 1982 murder, Mitchell was deported to his native Trinidad. He had been in the US illegally. After the DNA results were received in 2000, Mitchell’s whereabouts were unknown. In 2003, investigators tracked down Mitchell’s ex-wife in Hawthorne, USA, who said she last contacted the fugitive in Trinidad in 2000.

In January 2005, Interpol, with the assistance of the TT police, found Mitchell living in Mount Hope, Trinidad. He was working as a nightwatchman for the Ministry of Works and Transport. In January last year, a murder charge was formally laid against Mitchell and filed in the Carson City Justice Court in Nevada.

Jason Woodbury announces 2014 run for Carson City District Attorney against Corrupt Assistant DA Mark Krueger

Jason Woodbury announces 2014 run for Carson City District Attorney against Corrupt Assistant DA Mark Krueger

Former Deputy DA Jason Woodbury says he’s running for Carson City District Attorney against corrupt assistant DA Mark Krueger.

Mark Kruger is currently employed by the corrupt Carson City DA Neil Rombardo:

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Krueger is one of 10 Plaintiffs in a complaint filed in July against the Lyon County Commission, County Manager and Comptroller.  The complaint contests a recent decision by the County to freeze a 2.5-percent merit pay hike for certain non-union employees.  (See related stories on NewsDesk below).  The complaint was filed through Krueger’s private Carson City practice.

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Former Deputy DA Jason Woodbury says he’s running for Carson City District Attorney against corrupt assistant DA Mark Krueger.

“Being elected District Attorney of Carson City would fulfill a dream I have had since I first set foot in a courtroom,” said Woodbury, 41, in a news release. “This is my first run for office, and no one is going to mistake me for a smooth politician. My only campaign strategy is to give this community an honest, straightforward look at who I am and what I stand for. I hope once they see my experience and our common values, Carson City voters will be convinced I am the right choice for District Attorney.”

Carson City District Attorney Neil A. Rombardo said in September that he was not going to to run for re-election.

Woodbury has spent his entire legal career practicing in Carson City, beginning in 1998 when he was hired as law clerk for Judge Michael Griffin. He joined the Carson City District Attorney’s Office as a Deputy District Attorney from 1999 to 2003 before entering private practice.

Woodbury is a partner in the law firm Kaempfer Crowell, where he works primarily in civil litigation and criminal defense.

“My experience as a prosecutor is important — voters need to know they have a D.A. with the skill to enforce justice on behalf of the community. But that skill must be guided by seasoned judgment — the ability to recognize what justice is in a particular case and the background to calculate the most efficient and effective way to achieve that just result. During 10 plus years of private practice, I have represented businesses — from one person shops to the largest industries in Nevada. And I have represented individuals, including some charged with a criminal offense. My broad legal background would be a positive foundation for the Carson City District Attorney’s office,” Woodbury said in his news release.

Woodbury is a graduate of the University of Nevada in Reno, and completed law school at the University of Utah. He and his wife, Stacy, live in Carson City where they are raising three children.

“I am honored to have the support of many wonderful people who call Carson City home. I hope voters grant me an opportunity to serve this community which has been so good to me and my family,” Woodbury said.

The public is invited to a meet and greet Tuesday, Jan. 28, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Glen Eagles Restaurant.

For more information about Woodbury and his campaign, visit www.jasonwoodbury.com.

Carson City Republican Central Committee Candidate Forum February 27, 2014, Part 1

Candidates:

Carson City District Attorney:

Mark Krueger & Jasson Woodbury (9:00)

State Treasurer: Dan Schwartz (28:25)

State Attorney General Adam Laxalt (19:00)
Carson City Sheriff: Kenny Furlong (43:30), Don Gibson (50:30) & Daniel Gonzales (54:00)

Corrupt Carson City District Attorney Mark “Freddie” Krueger tries 2014 run to replace his disgraced corrupt boss DA Neil Rombardo

Carson City District Attorney Mark Krueger

NOTE: Krueger is one of 10 Plaintiffs in a complaint filed in July against the Lyon County Commission, County Manager and Comptroller.  The complaint contests a recent decision by the County to freeze a 2.5-percent merit pay hike for certain non-union employees.  (See related stories on NewsDesk below).  The complaint was filed through Krueger’s private Carson City practice.

CARSON CITY, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) – Assistant District Attorney Mark Krueger announced his candidacy for Carson City District Attorney on Saturday.

As Assistant DA, Krueger has been second-in-command at the Carson City District Attorney’s Office since 2012, and leads a team of 22 professional and support staff.

“I have extensive experience working with city government and the criminal justice system,” he said. “Carson City needs an experienced prosecutor, civil litigator and team leader to fill the important role of District Attorney and I bring that to the table.”

Krueger previously served as Assistant District Attorney in Lyon County. In his 15-year career, Krueger has conducted over 35 criminal jury trials and has handled complex civil litigation. He has argued before the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Nevada Supreme Court, and federal and state district courts throughout the state.

Krueger has also worked as a Senior Deputy Attorney General for the Attorney General’s Office; and a law clerk to the former judges Michael E. Fondi, William A. Maddox, and former Supreme Court Justice William A. Maupin.

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4me2knw – 2/2/2014 12:09 PM
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15 years as assistant DA? He’s a career politician. Vote him out, we need fresh blood, not these already corrupted career criminals, oops I mean politicians. The whole country needs to do this from the city governments on up to Washington DC!

nubgnngs42 – 2/2/2014 8:19 AM
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How about prosecute instead of “let’s make a deal”? Start by getting rid of the useless “Judge” Tatro who helps the criminal and screws the victim. Living in Carson City I have seen this many times. Tell us what we want to hear then do something completely different. Quit making the victim suffer by not making the criminal pay out the wazoo for once!
 

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County moves to dismiss Merit Pay Complaint

by Nancy Dallas on September 21, 2012

Lyon County officials on September 18, 2012 filed a motion with the Third Judicial District Court of Nevada to dismiss the complaint filed against them by the District Attorney, Assistant District Attorney, Sheriff and other plaintiffs; or, alternatively, to remove the District Attorney and Assistant District Attorney as Plaintiffs and the Assistant DA as Attorney. 
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Commissioners deny merit pay claim

by Nancy Dallas on September 10, 2012

Lyon County Commissioners last week officially denied a claim filed against the County asking for a 2.5 percent merit pay increase for certain non-Association employees in fiscal year 2013. 
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Assistant District Attorney Mark Krueger apparently will be leaving his Lyon County position effective September 21, 2012.   According to an August 22 email from District Attorney Robert Auer directed to County Manager Jeff Page and other County employees, Kureger has been hired as an Assistant District Attorney for Carson City.

NewsDesk has submitted an email to the Carson City District Attorney for confirmation of that hire.  The following is the content of the Auer email: 
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DA AND SHERIFF SET POOR EXAMPLE

by admin on August 20, 2012

Regardless of what results come of the suit filed by District Attorney Robert Auer, Assistant District Attorney Mark Krueger, Sheriff Allen Veil and associated parties, in light of Lyon County’s financial woes all those linked to the filing of this complaint look like whiney, vindictive vultures.

They are certainly not in tune or in spirit with the cooperative attitude demonstrated by the vast majority of County employees – Association and non-Association members.

As noted in a previous commentary, the County Commissioners, with the support of County Manager Jeff Page and County Comptroller Josh Foli, set aside funding in the 2012-13 budget to cover potential costs upon settlement of the Employees Association and Sheriff’s Employees Association contract negotiations.  Negotiations had not been finalized prior to the required submittal of the budget and the beginning of the 2012-13 fiscal year.

In the final agreements the Employee’s Association decided to forego the 2.5 percent merit increase.  The Sheriff’s Employees Association pushed for and received the 2.5 percent merit increase.  Certain non-Association employees (supervisory personnel) feel they should receive the benefits gained by the Sheriff’s Employees Association.

First, as noted in a previous commentary, for 30 years – since the inception of employee associations in Lyon County – non-association personnel have been granted the same benefits/lack of benefits that the Employees Association contract granted.  If the non-association members who now feel they should instead be receiving the same benefits/or lack of benefits as the Sheriff’s Association employees, one must ask:

WHY DID THEY WAIT UNTIL AFTER THE CONTRACTS WERE FINALIZED TO VOICE THEIR DISSATISFACTION?  WHY DID THEY NOT MAKE THEIR DESIRE CLEAR DURING THE BUDGET WORKSHOPS AND PRIOR TO NEGOTIATIONS?

This whole scenario sounds like, looks like, feels like – a gang of poor losers.   Their team did not win under the standing rules, so they now want to change the rules and the score to their benefit!

According to County Manager Page, the commission’s decision to freeze the merit pay increase for those non-union (supervisory) personnel listed as Plaintiff’s saves the County an additional $80,100; however, in order to defend the County’s position a good portion of this money may now be needed for legal assistance instead of being used to meet some of the County’s many pressing needs.  And, if the commission decision is overturned by the court, $80,100 will have to be taken from other budget needs in order to pay the 2.5 percent merit increase to those employees claiming they deserve it. Costs of the County defending itself are not covered under its liability insurance.

The Board of Commissioners on Thursday (August 16) authorized County Manager Page to hire an attorney.  The County has hired Madelyn Shipman of Laxalt – Nomura. Her contract rates are $200.00/hour for her; $175.00/hour for an assistant attorney (if needed); and, $100.00/hour for a paralegal (if needed).

In light of DA Robert Auer’s threat to take the issue to court if the 2.5 percent increase for certain employees was not approved, some may suggest the commission (3 of the 5 members, anyway) should have simply conceded to the demands and threats of the DA and Sheriff, given the employees the 2.5 –percent increase and saved the county the potential costs of defending itself and, potentially, losing in a court battle.

I do not agree with this “easy way out”.  There are times when the commission must stand their ground, follow good conscience and take the principled path.  Three members of the Lyon County Commission voted to take that path.

According to the website www.transparentnevada.com,  two of the highest paid employees in Lyon County are Plaintiffs District Attorney Robert Auer and Sheriff Allen Veil; however, their salaries, along with other elected County officials, are established according to State Legislative guidelines and are not affected by the commissioners’ ruling.

  • Robert Auer:   Base Pay – $124,642    Total Pay & Benefits – $162,518
  • Allen Veil:        Base Pay – $103,351    Total Pay & Benefits – $157,196

According to County records, the salaries of the other County employee Plaintiffs in the complaint filed against the County are:

  • Chief Deputy SO Joseph Sanford   Base Pay – $103,120          Total Pay & Benefits – $157,060
  • Chief Deputy DA Mark Krueger     Base Pay – $111,517          Total Pay & Benefits – $148,708
  • Captain SO Pat Soukup                    Base Pay – $89,509            Total Pay & Benefits – $137,841
  • Captain SO Albert Torres                Base Pay – $83,565            Total Pay & Benefits – $131,046
  • Asst. DA Damian Sinnott                 Base  Pay – $73,092             Total Pay & Benefits – $92,256
  • Vicki Foster (Dayton JC)                  Base Pay – $36,795            Total Pay & Benefits – $54,297
  • Misty Edelfson (Dayton JC)              Base Pay – $40,289              Total Pay & Benefits – $53,982
  • Sarah Miller (Walker JC)                Base Pay – $34,715            Total Pay & Benefits – $47,592

The responsibility for this fiasco lies entirely on the shoulders of the two elected department heads – District Attorney Robert Auer and Sheriff Allen Veil.  They both should be very aware of the County’s 30-year policy in regards to non-union/supervisory personnel and Association contracts.  It is their responsibility to inform their employees of that policy – not be the instigators of this formal Complaint.

Again, the vast majority of Lyon County employees, supervisory personnel and department heads should be loudly commended.  They have shown an exemplary sense of team play and sacrifice during these very difficult financial times.  Many have much to complain about in regards to their lack of pay increases, loss of staffing, over-burdening of duties, et al; however, in spite of these hardships and related stresses, they have done their best to be team players – in the best interests of their fellow employees and Lyon County residents.

Think about it.

Nancy Dallas, Editor/Publisher
NewsDesk (Est. January 2003)

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Carson City DA candidate Mark Krueger chickens out of tonight’s Carson City Chamber Primary Candidate Forum

Carson City DA candidate Mark Krueger chickens out of tonight’s Carson City Chamber Primary Candidate Forum

Public invited to tonight’s Carson City Chamber Primary Candidate Forum

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EVENT DATE:  May 21, 2014 – 6:00pm

The two Carson City District Attorney candidates Mark Krueger and Jason Woodbury were supposed to debate at this forum

…but Mark Krueger chickened out after learning Ty Robben was going to show up, protest and ask these questions:

  • How much taxpayer money was spent on the retaliation of Ty Robben?
  • How much taxpayer money are the taxpayers paying Thorndal, Armstrong, Delk, Balkenbush & Eisinger ?
  • When is “Judge’ John Tatro going to be charged or filing a FALSE police report against Ty Robben?
  • Why did the DA Mark Krueger and Neil Rombardo drop charges o a felon in possession of 60 loaded AK47 and AR15 firearms (and a large quantity of meth) against Keith Furr to testify against Robben when Furr actually solicited Robben according to the secret recordings that in act were not recorded via a “wire” and instead were illegally recorded via the cell intercom system?
  • When the CCSO and DA manufactured the surreptitious recordings, they broke the law by engaging in surreptitious recording and then fabricating the audio to add a header with Keith Furr saying he is wearing a wire and “working or the judge tatro”…
  • When Robben was in jail and the CCSO recorded the cell conversations, clearly the CCSO recorded other inmates informing Robben of an array of scandalous matters with Kenny Furlong and Judge Tatro that including homosexual acts with transvestites and pedophilia child molestation with young men. freddy-krueger
  • Why is the CCSO covering up the shooting o Judge Tatro’s front door?  Clearly the “official” position from the CCSO that Levi Minor used a ‘BB gun” is bullshit and he was never charged or that. It is true that Levi Minor did admit that John Tatro had an affair with his mother “Crystal” who worked in the Carson City courthouse. So, with these undisputed acts, why is the CCSO still covering this matter up?
  • Many more questions will be brought out, stay tuned.
  • One of the big stories people are talking about is the CCSO does not give inmates their prescribed medications! Robben witness numerous Carson City jail inmates suffering because of this policy and custom by the CCSO.

    In fact, the two “doctors” at the Carson City Jail named “Doctor Joe” or Dr. JOSEPH MCELLISTREM and Carson City Jail nurse practitioner David Ramsey are not legally M.D. doctors at all prescribing medications, or in this case taking them away from people in the most need.

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The Carson City Chamber of Commerce will host a forum May 21 for primary election candidates.

A spokesman said there are two Republican candidates for Assembly District 40 and two Republicans running for Senate District 16, which includes south Reno and Carson City.

In Senate District 16, GOP candidates Ben Kieckhefer, the incumbent, and perennial candidate Gary Schmidt will face off. There is also a Democrat, Michael Kelley, and Independent American, John Everhart. Neither has a primary race.

In District 40, Republicans Jed Block and PK O’Neill will face off for the seat the seat from which Pete Livermore is retiring. Democrat Dave Cook and Independent American John Wagner don’t have primary races.

There are four candidates in the Carson City Sheriff’s race: incumbent Ken Furlong, Don Gibson, Daniel Gonzales and Loren Houle.  The candidates for district attorney, the post being vacated by Neil Rombardo, are Assistant DA Mark Krueger and Carson lawyer Jason Woodbury.

Chamber officials say that even though there is no primary race in the supervisor’s races, the incumbent candidates have agreed to meet with their challengers.

The forum will be held in the Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall beginning at 6 p.m. May 21.

 

Carson City voters are invited to meet and hear the candidates for Sheriff, Nevada State Senate and Assembly and Carson City Supervisor at the Chamber’s Primary Candidate Forum scheduled tonight at the BAC Performance Hall beginning at 6 p.m.

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The Sheriff’s primary race has four candidates seeking that office and will be reduced to two or could be won in the primary negating the necessity for a general election vote. This race is of the most interest to the voters.

There are two Republican candidates for Senate District 16 while the Democratic primary seat is unopposed. The Assembly District 40 seat that will be relinquished by Republican Assemblyman Pete Livermore has two Republican contenders and the Democratic candidate is unopposed. The primary winner in each race will proceed to the general election.

Although there is not a primary in the case of the two Carson City Supervisor’s race, the incumbent candidates have agreed to meet with their challengers.

 

The event will be televised live over ACCtv beginning at 6 p.m. Go here to watch live coverage.

The BAC Performance Hall is located at 449 W. King Street in Carson City. The Sheriff candidates will start off the evening followed by those seeking state office and culminating with the local supervisor race. Each segment is anticipated to be one hour with 10 minute intervals for audience questions. A Chamber committee has formulated the questions and will not release those questions until the evening of the event.

Early voting begins on May 24 and ends June 6. Election Day is June 10. Carson City has a total of 24,909 voters as of April 2014: 11,509 Republicans; 8.160 are Democrats; 1,402 Independent American and 3,900 non-partisan.