First filing day goes by with no surprises

Kenneth Furlong fills out paperwork for running for the office of Carson City Sherriff as his wife, Phyllis Furlong, looks on. Photo by Brian Corley

Kenneth Furlong fills out paperwork for running for the office of Carson City Sherriff as his wife, Phyllis Furlong, looks on. Photo by Brian Corley

There were no surprises on the first day of the two-week period to file for the 2002 election as Carson City incumbents and those who've already announced their intentions to run wandered to the clerk's office to get the official stamp on their candidacy.

There are 11 positions open for election in the capital, and aside from Sheriff Rod Banister, who has publicly said he is undecided on a re-election bid, Assessor Kit Weaver, who announced he doesn't intend to seek a fifth term, and District 3 school board trustee Stacey Wilke, all incumbents filed for their positions Monday.

"I've done everything on the first day," said Supervisor Pete Livermore, who filed around 10 a.m. "It's always been my way that when I make a commitment to do something, you find me at the front of the line to do it."

Livermore replaced Tom Tatro representing Ward 3 in the 1998 election. He and Supervisor Robin Williamson, also elected in 1998, are seeking a second term.

Attorney Robert Crowell, District 4 school board trustee, and sheriff candidate Wayne Fazzino, a special investigator for the attorney general's fraud division, were the first to file Monday when the courthouse doors opened at 8 a.m.

"I just really wanted to get it over with and get started," Fazzino said. "I am concerned about current problems in the community and the sheriff's department. By getting out early and getting started, it sends a message that I'm ready to go."

Sheriff candidate Ken Furlong, a Nevada Division of Investigations detective, followed shortly after. Bob Guimont, a seven-year member of the Carson City sheriff's department and a member of the city's Special Operations Response Team, also filed for sheriff Monday.

Clerk Alan Glover, who filed for his third term Monday, said he expects filings challenging the incumbents to be slow until the last day, May 20. Treasurer Al Kramer also filed for his third term Monday.

With Weaver out of the race for assessor, four people have announced they plan to take his place. Chief Deputy Assessor Dave Dawley and Gene Munnings filed Monday for the assessor's position.

Filing for Carson City elective offices ends at 5 p.m. May 20. Supervisors and school board trustees must live in the district they represent, and voters cast ballots citywide. Filing fees must be paid in cash. For information about what district you live in or for filing information, call Chief Elections Clerk Tammy Caldwell at 887-2087. The Carson City Courthouse is located at 885 E. Musser St.

Carson City candidate filings

Name, position sought

Pete Livermore, supervisor

Robin Williamson, supervisor

Noel Waters, district attorney

Alan Glover, clerk-recorder

Al Kramer, treasurer

Robert Crowell, school board

Norm Scoggin, school board

Sheila Ward, school board

Wayne Fazzino, sheriff

Ken Furlong, sheriff

Bob Guimont, sheriff

Dave Dawley, assessor

Gene Munnings, assessor

For information on filing for a Carson City elective office, call 887-2087.


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