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Assemblywoman under scrutiny won’t seek re-election

Assemblywoman Michelle Gorelow announced she will not run for re-election in 2024, according to a statement released Friday.

Gorelow, a Democrat representing the southwest valley, said the decision came after discussions with her family, friends and legislative leadership.

“After dedicating decades of my career to nonprofit work, I plan to continue serving my community by advocating for Nevadans with intellectual and developmental disabilities,” Gorelow said in a statement. “I look forward to the important work ahead of me and spending more time with my family.”

The announcement comes after the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that Gorelow was hired as the executive director of a nonprofit a month after lawmakers voted to appropriate $250,000 to the organization.

In July, Gorelow joined Arc of Nevada — an advocacy group for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities — a month after the group received its first ever appropriation from the state.

On Thursday, conservative commentator and Citizens Outreach Foundation President Chuck Muth filed a complaint with the state ethics board against Gorelow on the grounds that she violated state law by accepting the position.

In a statement, Assembly Speaker Steve Yeager said he supported Gorelow’s decision not to run for re-election.

“I thank her for her service to the state of Nevada over the last several years, and I look forward to witnessing everything she will accomplish in the next chapter of her life,” he said.

Contact Taylor R. Avery at TAvery@reviewjournal.com. Follow @travery98 on X.

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