By Chuck Muth
Been getting LOTS of emails from readers who have no idea who to vote for in some races for the June 9 primary. I feel your pain. In the same boat. Especially when it comes to judicial races.
And with that in mind, my first recommendation is: Don’t mail in your ballot yet! The deadline is midnight, June 9. So there’s no rush. And a number of candidates are just now starting to send out their campaign mailers.
But for those who just can’t wait to get it over with, the following are some initial personal recommendations I’ve come up with so far. More will be added as I complete more research. Please note, these are SUBJECT TO CHANGE at any time between now and June 9 as new information comes in.
—Congressional District 2: Mark Amodei —Congressional District 3: Dan Rodimer—Senate District 11: Joshua Dowden
—Assembly District 2: Erik Sexton or Jim Small —Assembly District 4: Richard McArthur —Assembly District 19: Annie Black —Assembly District 26: Lisa Krasner —Assembly District 29: Steven DeLisle
—Assembly District 31: Jill Dickman—Assembly District 35: Jay Calhoun —Assembly District 36: None of the Above —Assembly District 37: Andy Matthews—Assembly District 38: Robin Titus —Assembly District 40: Day Williams*
*NOTE: The other Republican running for this seat, former Assemblyman P.K. O’Neill, is one of the “Dirty Dozen” Republicans who voted for the largest tax hike in Nevada history in 2015.
—Nevada Regent District 3: Swadeep Nigam*
* NOTE: Another Republican running for this seat, former Assemblyman Steve Silberkraus, is one of the “Dirty Dozen” Republicans who voted for the largest tax hike in Nevada history in 2015 & is running on all the DEMOCRAT endorsements he’s received.
—Nevada Supreme Court B: Kristina Pickering
—Nevada Supreme Court D: Douglas Herndon*
*NOTE: The other Republican running for this seat, former Assemblyman Erv Nelson, is one of the “Dirty Dozen” Republicans who voted for the largest tax hike in Nevada history in 2015.
—District Court Judge Department 2: Richard Scotti —District Court Judge Department 3: Adam Ganz —District Court Judge Department 15: Joe Hardy Jr. —District Court Judge Department 17: Michael Villani —District Court Judge Department 18: Mary Kay Holthus —District Court Judge Department 19: Bill Kephart —District Court Judge Department 20: Eric Johnson —District Court Judge Department 22: Susan Johnson —District Court Judge Department 23: Jim Sweetin —District Court Judge Department 31: Joanna Kishner —District Court Judge Department 32: Christy Craig —Family Court Judge Department A: Bill Voy —Family Court Judge Department I: Michelle Tobler —Family Court Judge Department J: Rena Hughes —Family Court Judge Department P: Mary Perry —Family Court Judge Department S: Regina McConnell —Family Court Judge Department V: Margaret Pickard —Family Court Judge Department Z: Michele Mercer —Clark County School Board B: Bryan Wachter —Nye County Commission C: Donna Cox —Carson City Mayor: Jim Shirk —Reno City Council At Large: Eddie Lorton —Washoe School Board A: Jeff Church —Washoe School Board G: John Eppolito
If anyone has any objection to any of these recommendations, speak now or forever hold your peace. I’ll keep a running, up-to-date list for you to check whenever you decide it’s time to cast you ballot. You can find it here: muthstruths.com/election2020/
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Chuck Muth is president of CitizenOutreach.org and publisher of NevadaNewsandViews.com. He blogs at MuthsTruths.com. His views are his own.