Letters to the editor for Wednesday, June 8, 2016

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A vote for Chris Forbush is a wasted vote

I read Chris Forbush’s letter to the editor in Sunday’s paper. He gave his side of the story, leaving out the inconvenient facts. Here are the facts as I see them:

1. Forbush was not in Nevada in November 2015, as the law requires to run for Assembly.

2. Forbush claims a student exemption for this.

3. Forbush graduated in April 2015. Upon graduation his “student” status expired.

4. Forbush passed the Utah bar in May 2015.

5. Forbush practiced law in Utah until January 2016.

6. Forbush voted in Utah in at least two election cycles.

7. Forbush moved back to Nevada in January 2016.

8. Forbush registered to vote in Nevada on Feb. 1, 2016.

These facts will guarantee a challenge, which, in my opinion, will be successful. This means that even if Chris wins the primary, he won’t be able to participate in November’s general election. A vote for Chris Forbush is a wasted vote.

Dennis McLin

Carson City

Vote in local election to improve quality of life

Regarding the upcoming election cycle, it seems like it has been going on for an eternity. Some have said in the presidential election they are not going to vote, unable to support either likely candidate. I hope they will still vote in the local elections, since they have the greatest effect on the local quality of life. We always have “None of the above” for the major candidates.

The quality of life here has been slowing eroding, with traffic, tax/fee increases, and questionable spending on some projects.

In a Nevada Appeal article last February about Carson City pushes to be a smart city, there was a great quote — “The core difference between smart cities and dumb cities is smart cities are doing what people want.”

This is a good point to remember with the June and November elections. If we made some changes in local government, maybe Carson City could someday became a “smart” city. Check out the candidates’ positions and vote.

Dave Aunkst

Carson City


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