Election 2022

Chio winning money race against Bonaventure in LV Justice Court 

BY: - October 12, 2022

Longtime Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Joe M. Bonaventure is seeking a fourth term in Justice Court Dept. 9. He captured 49.3% of the vote in the June three-way primary election. Danielle Piper Chio, a Clark County prosecutor, came in second with 31.1%. Bonaventure, who raised $37,530 through June and spent $25,905, is losing […]

Democratic secretary of state candidate warns election denying opponent ‘will tear down the system’

BY: - October 11, 2022

How do you convince voters to pay attention to the race for secretary of state, a historically mostly low-profile administrative office that oversees how elections are conducted? It’s not merely a theoretical question for several secretary of state candidates in the U.S. this year, who are running against election deniers who want to win the […]

Opinion of Jara key difference between trustee and the former state legislator challenging her

BY: - October 11, 2022

If anyone thought Clark County School Board Trustee Danielle Ford would back down from public criticism of Superintendent Jesus Jara now that his contract has been extended until 2026, they would be wrong. The outspoken trustee, who represents the southwest part of the Las Vegas Valley, doesn’t hesitate when offering her opinion that the contract […]

School Board president faces challenge from community organizer in District D

BY: - October 11, 2022

The Clark County School Board trustee once seen as the swing vote between two deeply divided factions faces her first reelection attempt this November. Incumbent Irene Cepeda is being challenged by Brenda Zamora, a mother of three with a background in community organizing and civic engagement. Cepeda is probably best known as the trustee who […]

Four of five statewide appeals court races unopposed

BY: - October 11, 2022

Of the five statewide appellate court races on the ballot in Nevada, only one remains to be decided – Dept. 1  on the Court of Appeals, where longtime Clark County chief deputy public defender Deborah Westbrook faces Clark County Family Court Judge Rhonda Forsberg for a seat being vacated by Judge Jerome Tao.  Clark County […]

Appointed judge and private attorney vie for District Court seat 

BY: - October 11, 2022

Newly appointed Clark County Judge Ellie Roohani faces attorney Anna Albertson in the  November general election. Gov. Steve Sisolak appointed Roohani to fill the Dept. 11 vacancy left last year by Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez’s departure. Albertson also applied for the appointment.   Roohani is a graduate of UNLV’s Boyd Law School. She worked as a law […]

Three Democratic incumbents fight to retain seats in competitive races

BY: - October 10, 2022

Note: This is the second of two stories on the positions of candidates running in Nevada’s three competitive U.S. House seats. The first story examined the positions of Republican candidates. Though three Democratic incumbents are working to retain their House seats, the 3rd Congressional District, which has been held by U.S. Rep Susie Lee since […]

‘Gender factor’ could decide LV Justice court race 

BY: - October 10, 2022

Attorney Jessica Goodey received 42,396 votes in the June primary race for Las Vegas Justice Court Dept. 6, just a few hundred more than her closest opponent, former Family Court Judge William Gonzalez.  But the two candidates eliminated in the primary, Augusta Massey and Tracy Hibbets, received more than 67,000 votes combined. Goodey is hoping […]

At Nevada rally, Trump brags about size of crowd on January 6

BY: - October 9, 2022

During a visit to rural Nevada on Saturday, former President Donald Trump painted a picture of Las Vegas and other American cities as “drenched in the blood of innocent victims,” and boasted that “the largest crowd I’ve ever seen” was January 6. With less than five weeks to go before the 2022 midterm elections, Trump […]

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2022 General Election Voter Guide!

BY: - October 8, 2022

Below are links to overviews and other coverage of select Southern Nevada and statewide races that will be on the 2022 general election ballot. We have deliberately focused mostly on down-ballot and especially non-partisan races. Those contests for judges, school board and the like often get little attention and can be the most puzzling to […]

Cortez Masto slams Laxalt for inspiring Jan. 6: ‘It is unforgivable’

BY: - October 7, 2022

With poll after poll showing her in a dead heat with Republican Adam Laxalt, Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto went on the offensive Thursday, holding a campaign event to highlight her challenger’s connection to election denialism and the Jan. 6 insurrection that resulted in the deaths of five police officers. “(Laxalt) has an extreme agenda […]

A former Clark commissioner and political family connections dot Southern Nevada regent races

BY: - October 7, 2022

The Nevada Board of Regents is a 13-member nonpartisan board that approves budgets and policies for the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE), which consists of four community colleges, two universities, one research institute and one state college. This November, there are five open seats — three districts (6, 7 and 13) in Southern Nevada […]