Candidates throwing their name in the ring early
LAUGHLIN — Summer’s only begun but the talk about who’s running for what seats is taking off already regarding various state and federal races.
In 2018, Nevada will have several positions up for reelection including U.S. Senator Dean Heller. All four U.S. Representatives are up for reelection including Jacky Rosen for District 3; Ruben Kihuen, District 4; Mark Amodei, District 2 and Dina Titus, District 1. It’s been reported Rosen plans to run for Heller’s seat and her official announcement would be forthcoming. That makes her seat open for other candidates. As of June 27, there wasn’t an official statement regarding the matter.
Political newcomer Jay Craddock is running for Heller’s seat also. He has been walking around the state and will end his journey in Laughlin July 1. He’ll be at the Colorado River Heritage Greenway Parks and Trails at 8 a.m. to meet with residents. Bobby Mahendra and Jesse Sbaih, both Democrats, are listed as candidates for Heller’s seat also.
Lt. Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Treasurer, Controller, several state Senate and Assembly seats and three state Supreme Court seats are up for reelection. There are 11 seats on the State Senate up for reelection and all 42 State Assembly seats are up for reelection. This includes State Senator Joe Hardy for District 12 and State Assemblywoman Melissa Woodbury, District 23.
Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak recently officially announced he will be campaigning for governor as a Democrat in 2018. He’s not alone in running for the seat. Stephen Cloobeck, of Las Vegas, is entering the race as a Democrat.
Republican state Attorney General Adam Laxalt has been rumored to be interested in running for the governor seat also. As of June 27, that announcement had not been made.
Jared Fisher, a Las Vegas bicycle shop businessman and Republican newcomer, already launched a tour around the state in April to campaign for governor.
The list of candidates for any of the seats, including county commissioner, may change.