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Justice out-raises opponent in election

CARSON CITY — Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Gibbons has raised more than $316,000 for his re-election campaign in the past seven months, a report filed with the secretary of state’s office shows.

His opponent in the general election, Las Vegas attorney Thomas Christensen, reported $10,500 in contributions, including a $600 loan to himself.

The first round of reports from candidates and other elected officials were due Tuesday, but some can trickle in late as long as they have an Aug. 5 postmark.

Gibbons had 215 monetary contributions in excess of $100 totaling a little more than $314,000.

An additional $2,400 came in contributions of less than $100, according to the report dated Friday.

The reporting period is from Jan. 1 through July 31.

One contributor was Clark County Commissioner Bruce Woodbury, who gave Gibbons $300 on Feb. 23.

Gibbons and his colleagues recently ruled in a controversial case that Woodbury, a candidate for another term on the commission, could not run again because of term limits.

University Regent Steve Sisolak, who is running as a Democrat for Woodbury’s County Commission seat, gave Gibbons $10,000 on Feb. 26.

The term limits challenge did not emerge until May.

Gibbons also reported having $58,000 in cash on hand before the start of the reporting period.

He reported spending a little more than $193,000 on his campaign.

Gibbons and Christensen will appear on the November general election ballot.

Before winning Seat D in the Supreme Court unopposed in 2002, Gibbons served as a judge in Clark County District Court. He first won election to the District Court bench in 1996.

By SEAN WHALEY

REVIEW-JOURNAL CAPITAL BUREAU

CARSON CITY — Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Gibbons has raised more than $316,000 for his re-election campaign in the past seven months, a report filed with the secretary of state’s office shows.

His opponent in the general election, Las Vegas attorney Thomas Christensen, reported only $10,500 in contributions, including a $600 loan to himself.

The first round of reports from candidates and other elected officials were due Tuesday, although some can trickle in late as long as they have an Aug. 5 postmark.

Gibbons had 215 monetary contributions in excess of $100 totaling just over $314,000. An additional $2,400 came in contributions of less than $100, according to the report dated Friday.

The reporting period is from Jan. 1 through July 31.

One contributor was Clark County Commissioner Bruce Woodbury, who gave Gibbons $300 on Feb. 23. Gibbons and his colleagues recently ruled in a controversial case that Woodbury, himself a candidate for another term on the commission, could not run again due to term limits.

University Regent Steve Sisolak, who is running as a Democrat for Woodbury’s county commission seat, gave Gibbons $10,000 on Feb. 26.

The term limits challenge did not emerge until May.

Gibbons also reported having $58,000 in cash on hand prior to the start of the reporting period.

He reported spending just over $193,000 on his campaign.

Gibbons and Christensen will appear on the November general election ballot.

Before winning Seat D in the Supreme Court unopposed in 2002, Gibbons served as a judge in Clark County District Court. He first won election to the district court bench in 1996.

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