League of Women Voters Forum: state and federal offices

by Brian Bahouth and Kristin Simons

The audience at the League of Women Voters of Northern Nevada Voters Forum on October 16, 2018 - image - Kristin Simons, Nevada Capital News.
The audience at the League of Women Voters of Northern Nevada Voters Forum on October 16, 2018 - image - Kristin Simons, Nevada Capital News.

Carson City – During the month of October, the League of Women Voters of Northern Nevada held four voters forums, and on Tuesday October 16, in the Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall in Carson City, candidates for state and federal offices took the stage to speak and answer audience questions.  Roughly 200 people were in attendance.  The moderator was Deirdre Peterson.

Congressional District 2

Republican and incumbent Mark Amodei and Democrat Clint Koble participated in the forum.  The moderator was Deirdre Peterson.  Members of the US House of Representatives serve two year terms.

Republican Mark Amodei and Democrat Clint Koble - image - Kristin Simons, Nevada Capital News.
Republican Mark Amodei and Democrat Clint Koble – image – Kristin Simons, Nevada Capital News.

Senate District 17

Republican and incumbent James Settelmeyer was invited but did not participate in the forum.  Democrat Curtis Cannon spoke to the crowd and answered audience questions.  The moderator was Deirdre Peterson.  Members of the Senate serve 4-year terms, with 10 out of 21 being elected in one general election and 11 in the next.

Republican and incumbent James Settelmeyer was invited but did not participate in the forum. Democrat Curtis Cannon spoke to the gathering and answered audience questions - image - Kristin Simons, Nevada Capital News.
Republican and incumbent James Settelmeyer was invited but did not participate in the forum. Democrat Curtis Cannon spoke to the gathering and answered audience questions – image – Kristin Simons, Nevada Capital News.

Senate District 16

Republican and incumbent Ben Kieckhefer and Democrat Tina Davis-Hersey participated in the forum.  The moderator was Deirdre Peterson.  Members of the Senate serve 4-year terms, with 10 out of 21 being elected in one general election and 11 in the next.

Republican Ben Kieckhefer and Democrat Tina Davis-Hersey - image - Kristin Simons, Nevada Capital News.
Republican Ben Kieckhefer and Democrat Tina Davis-Hersey – image – Kristin Simons, Nevada Capital News.

Assembly District 39

Republican and incumbent Jim Wheeler was invited but did not participate in the forum.  Mr. Wheeler, via Twitter, said he would have participated but was not invited, but either way, he did not appear.  Democrat Patricia Ackerman spoke to the audience and answered questions.  The moderator was Deirdre Peterson.  All 42 members of the Nevada State Assembly serve 2-year terms and are elected in the general election held in even-numbered years.

Republican Jim Wheeler did not participate in the forum. Democrat Patricia Ackerman spoke to the gathering and answered audience questions - image - Kristin Simons, Nevada Capital News.
Republican Jim Wheeler did not participate in the forum. Democrat Patricia Ackerman spoke to the gathering and answered audience questions – image – Kristin Simons, Nevada Capital News.

Assembly District 40

Republican and incumbent Al Kramer and Democrat Autumn Zemke participated in the forum.  The moderator was Deirdre Peterson.  All 42 members of the Nevada State Assembly serve 2-year terms and are elected in the general election held in even-numbered years.   

Republican Al Kramer. Democrat Autumn Zemke - image - Kristin Simons, Nevada Capital News.
Republican Al Kramer. Democrat Autumn Zemke – image – Kristin Simons, Nevada Capital News.