No new filings yet for city races

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Robert Perea, The Fernley Reporter

Halfway through the filing period for the 2018 election, still only two candidates have filed to run for Fernley mayor, and none of the other positions open to represent the city yet have a race.

Mayor Roy Edgington and challenger Tim Bickerton each filed their candidate papers on the first day of the filing period, but as of the end of the day Friday, no other candidates have yet joined the race.

Meanwhile, Ward 3 City Councilman Stan Lau is the only candidate to file so far for his seat, and in Ward 1, only Rick Jones has filed to run. Fernley Municipal Court Judge Lori Matheus is also the only candidate to file so far for the Canal Township Justice of the Peace.

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In countywide races, incumbents Sheriff Al McNeil, Lyon County Commissioner Greg Hunewill of Smith Valley, District Attorney Steve Rye and Lyon County School District trustee Bridget Peterson are all unopposed so far, as is County Commission District 2 candidate Vida Keller of Silver Springs.

Two candidates, Kevin Standlee and incumbent Vern Watson, have filed to run for the North Lyon County Fire Protection District Board of Directors.

The filing period runs through March 16. This year’s Primary Election is June 12, and the General Election is Nov. 6.

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