Harry Reid's son one of two finalists for city attorney job in Henderson

After two days of interviews with six lawyers hoping to become Henderson's next city attorney, the City Council late Friday afternoon announced it had narrowed its selection to interim City Attorney Christine Guerci-Nyhus and Josh Reid, one of Sen. Harry Reid's five sons.

"They'll probably make a formal decision in the next couple of weeks," communications director Bud Cranor said.

The council met behind closed doors Thursday for three hours after interviewing Guerci-Nyhus.

She was hired on a temporary basis to fill in for Elizabeth Quillen, who was fired after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor drunken driving charge in August following a May arrest.

"We had a very healthy discussion," Mayor Andy Hafen said Thursday night. "We had six excellent applicants, but the sense I'm getting is that I'm not ready to make a decision yet. There are a couple of candidates that I feel need to have a little bit further vetting."

Councilwomen Gerri Schroder and Debra March agreed with Hafen.

More than 40 applied for the position before the candidate list was reduced to seven a couple of weeks ago.

One of those seven, Richard Hinckley, withdrew his name from consideration earlier this week, citing personal reasons.

The annual salary is $190,000.

Contact Doug McMurdo at dmcmurdo@reviewjournal.com or 702-224-5512.


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