Applications Accepted for Assembly District 17
Applications are being accepted through 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 9 from those interested in filling the vacancy in the Nevada Assembly for District 17. The vacancy was created with the expulsion today by the Assembly of Steven Brooks.
Those interested in filling the vacancy for the remainder of Brooks’ term must live in the district and be a registered Democrat, the same party as Brooks, according to state law. Applications are available at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov.
One may verify if one lives within the boundaries of the Northeast Las Vegas Valley district by referring to the map on the state legislative website at http://leg.state.nv.us/Division/Research/Districts/Reapp/2011/Final/Assembly/ASM2011_District17_11x17.pdf. One may also conduct an address/elected officials search on the Clark County website at http://gisgate.co.clark.nv.us/openweb/.
Once the application period closes, staff will review the submitted applications to ensure that candidates meet the qualifications for the office. Then a list of qualified applicants and their applications will be forwarded to the members of the County Commission, which will appoint a replacement at a public meeting.
The County Commission will meet on April 16 to make an appointment.
The last time the Commission made an appointment for a vacancy in the Nevada Legislature was in December. Commissioners appointed Henderson attorney Lesley Cohen to serve Assembly District 29 after Democratic Assemblywoman April Mastroluca resigned office shortly after winning re-election.
On Jan. 19, 2010, the County Commission appointed Stan Olsen to fill the remainder on the term of State Sen. Warren Hardy, who resigned his seat.
Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 12th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to more than 2 million citizens and 43 million visitors a year. Included are the nation’s 8th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The County also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to almost 900,000 residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.