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Clark County commissioners designate 2 to fill Nevada Senate jobs


Steve Marcus A view of the Nevada State Legislature building in Carson City on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013.

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Nevada’s Legislature is almost set for the 2019 session, with 3 more seats still to be filled after Clark County chose replacements for two outgoing Democrats. Commissioners chose previous Assemblyman Chris Brooks and Dallas Harris, a lawyer with the Public Utilities Commission, to replace Sens. Tick Segerblom, chosen to the county commission this year, and Aaron Ford, who won the Attorney general of the United States’s Workplace.

The commission also chose Republican Gregory Hafen II, general manager of Pahrump Energy Company Inc., to join candidates picked by Lincoln and Nye counties to fill the Assembly seat of the late whorehouse owner Dennis Hof.

Counties are anticipated to meet Friday to make a decision on the Hof seat. Most of the Assembly district remains in Nye County, which will carry the most weight in deciding the appointment.

Commissioners said they tend to follow the recommendation of the caucus representing the seat, ensuring the appointee can get to Carson City and instantly start dealing with fellow lawmakers.

Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani said that the caucuses might require to open their procedure in selecting their favored prospect. She said there were many certified individuals who made an application for the uninhabited seats.

Clark County will now need to designate a replacement for Brooks, who stated five generations of his family have lived in Senate District 3. Brooks has been a vocal advocate for renewable resource policies in the Legislature, consisting of bring back an utility credit program for solar consumers’ excess power.

The county also needs to fill Assembly District 11, previously represented by Democrat Olivia Diaz. She just recently resigned her seat and announced her candidateship for Las Vegas City Board.

Lawmakers are anticipated to assemble in Carson City in February.