Four people have applied for two vacancies in the Nevada Assembly, just one day after the Clark County Commission announced it was taking applications.
Those selected will represent Assembly Districts 1 and 5 in Las Vegas at the special session of the state Legislature that Gov. Brian Sandoval has called no earlier than Oct. 7 and no later than Oct. 13.
Under the Nevada Constitution, county commissioners appoint members to the Legislature when a vacancy occurs between elections and a session is convened. Appointments must be of the same political party as the last person in the seat and be registered in the Assembly district.
Assembly District 1 (Democrat)
Gary Fisher, 65: Licensed psychologist. Professor at University of Nevada, Reno’s counseling and educational psychology department; Clark County Democratic Party treasurer from 2011 to 2014.
Jo Cato, 51: Communication strategist at Periwinkle Media Group; North Las Vegas planning commissioner from 1999 to 2011; board member on Gov. Sandoval’s Workforce Development Board.
Louis DeSalvio, 45: Training director and political liaison for Laborers Local 872; Clark County clerk candidate 2015; and candidate for Assembly District 13, 2010 and 2012.
Assembly District 5 (Republican)
R. Garn Mabey Jr., 58: Gynecologist; former Assembly minority leader; past president of Clark County OB/GYN Society.
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