Clark County Commissioners fill state Senate vacancies

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Las Vegas Democrats Chris Brooks, left, and Dallas Harris were appointed to fill vacancies in the Nevada state Senate.
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Las Vegas Democrats Chris Brooks, left, and Dallas Harris were appointed to fill vacancies in the Nevada state Senate.

Clark County Commissioners voted Tuesday to fill two vacancies in the state Senate created by the election last month.

Assemblyman Chris Brooks, who has served one term in the Nevada Assembly, will be moving to the upper chamber of the Legislature.  Commissioners unanimously voted to appoint Brooks, a Democrat, to fill the Senate seat being vacated by state senator and County Commissioner-elect Tick Segerblom, also a Democrat. Brooks was nominated by Commissioner Larry Brown.

Commissioners must now appoint another Democrat to fill Brooks’ vacancy in the Assembly.

Brooks is married to Michele White, who was recently named executive director of Governor-elect Steve Sisolak’s transition team.

Commissioners also voted to appoint Dallas Harris to the seat vacated by Sen. Aaron Ford, who is Nevada’s Attorney General-elect.

Harris is a Green Valley High School grad who attended UNLV and George Washington University Law School.  She is currently an administrative attorney with the Public Utilities Commission, according to her Linkedin page. Harris was nominated by Governor-elect Steve Sisolak, who will be leaving a vacancy on the County Commission that he will be called on to fill as governor.

Dana Gentry
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 is the mother of four adult children, three cats, three dogs and a cockatoo.

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