District Court Department 29

Jones v. Lopez-Negrete

Judge David M. Jones was appointed to the District Court bench in 2016.  He has a 15.38 percent error rate on 85 appeals, according to Our Nevada Judges.  

His opponent, David Lopez-Negrete, says on his website that he “has fought to uphold the constitutional rights of the working class and least fortunate among us.”

Lopez-Negrete has been a public defender for a decade and the Chief Deputy of the sexual abuse unit, according to his website.  

Lopez-Negrete was born in Mexico and grew up in Portland, Oregon.  He attended James E. Rogers School of Law in Tucson.  

He’s raised $22,471 and has just under $5,151 on hand as of October 15.  Jones has raised $140,127 and has about $42,004 on hand. 

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Reporter | Dana Gentry is a native Las Vegan and award-winning investigative journalist. She is a graduate of Bishop Gorman High School and holds a Bachelor's degree in Communications from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Gentry began her career in broadcasting as an intern at Channel 8, KLAS-TV. She later became a reporter at Channel 8, working with Las Vegas TV news legends Bob Stoldal and the late Ned Day. Gentry left her reporting job in 1985 to focus on motherhood. She returned to TV news in 2001 to launch "Face to Face with Jon Ralston" and the weekly business programs In Business Las Vegas and Vegas Inc, which she co-anchored with Jeff Gillan. Dana has four adult children, a grandson, three dogs, three cats and a cockatoo named Casper.