Rural county in Nevada decides not to rename road for Trump

July 16, 2021 GMT

YERINGTON, Nev. (AP) — Elected officials in a rural Nevada county where voters sided solidly with Republican President Donald Trump in the 2020 election have rejected a proposal to rename a road for him.

Lyon County commissioners cited community opposition before voting 3-2 on Thursday against renaming the half-mile (0.8-kilometer) Old Dayton Valley Road in Dayton, an unincorporated community 23 miles (38 kilometers) south of Reno.

The new name would have been Pres. Trump Way.

Commissioner Ken Gray, proponent of the measure, told the Nevada Appeal that supporters were intimidated not to come out publicly for the idea. He said the question could be brought back for a countywide vote.

Commissioner Wes Henderson originally favored the proposal, but said he reconsidered due to concerns about issues including Trump’s impeachment trials.


Trump was tried twice by the Senate but acquitted.

The new name would have given new addresses to facilities including a senior center, a branch library and a school.

Some residents opposed spending $8,000 for physical changes including street and building signage, letterhead, business cards and public records fees.

Trump carried Lyon County by a 12,441-vote margin over Democrat Joe Biden out of 39,238 votes cast in the presidential race.