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Clark County Commission District C

Two Republicans are competing for a chance to take down the Democratic incumbent on the Clark County Commission who oversees District C.

Four seats are up for grabs on the commission, but only two of them — Districts C and B — have primaries. The commission has long been held by Democrats.

District C incumbent Larry Brown has served on the commission since 2009.

Gary Hosea and Stephen Sedlmeyer are fighting to be the name on the Republican ticket in November’s general election.

Hosea works at the county as a records technician, a job he said he would quit if elected. Hosea retired from the Army in 1992. He went on to work in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Las Vegas native Sedlmeyer spent 20 years as a missile technician for the Navy.

Both men oppose a proposal for the Legislature to allow municipalities, including counties, to increase property taxes to bring them closer to levels they were at before the Great Recession.

Sedlmeyer said he can change only so much as one person, but that voters have an opportunity to change the commission’s culture with four seats up for re-election.

He said the county’s biggest challenge is that small businesses face excessive fees, regulations and taxes.

Hosea said the county needs more accountability. He said county government should clean up the county’s water, neighborhoods, infrastructure and education.

Contact Bethany Barnes at bbarnes@reviewjournal.com or 702-477-3861. Find @betsbarnes on Twitter.

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