Las Vegas lawyer files for Clark County District Court judgeship

CARSON CITY — The deadline for filing for judge seats approaches Friday, but only two candidates filed Wednesday for seats in Clark County.

Christine Guerci-Nyhus filed to run for the Department 8 District Cudge seat held by Doug Smith, who is a candidate for re-election.

In Department 19, Cliff Marcek filed to oppose William Kephart and Bruce Gale. All are competing for the seat held by retiring Judge Allan Earl.

If three or more candidates run for any seat, they will participate in a June 10 primary to pick the top two vote-getters, who advance to the Nov. 4 general election.

Candidates for district judge and justice of the peace may file at the Clark County Election Department. Those who want to run for Nevada Supreme Court seats may file at the secretary of state’s offices in Carson City or Las Vegas.

So far, only incumbent Justices Mark Gibbons and Kris Pickering have filed for Supreme Court seats. And 41 of the 52 district judge seats in Clark County have only the incumbents running for re-election.

If these people receive no opponents by the 5 p.m. Friday deadline, they will get free rides to re-election.

All races are nonpartisan.

Contact Capital Bureau Chief Ed Vogel at evogel@reviewjournal.com or 775-687-3901. Follow him on Twitter at @edisonvogel.