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Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Ranson- Robison to Commission, Carson, Pawley advance to General

 Primary election season has mostly come to an end.  Less than a third of White Pine County voters took the initiative to make their voices heard in this primary election.  

In preliminary returns for County Commission races, Tim Pawley defeated Rebecca Murdock 509-424 in the Republican primary for Seat 2.  Pawley will face former Ely Mayor George Chachas and Doug Saunders in the November General Election.  

In the Seat 3 primary former Ely City Councilperson Pat Ranson Robison took a tight 20 vote victory 466-446 win over Scott Romos.  As there are no general election challengers, Robison will become the Seat 3 commissioner if the results hold up.   

In Seat 4 Paula Carson wins the Republican nomination with over 47 percent of the vote in a three-way race.  Carson received 442 votes to Samantha Stroud’s 261 and former commissioner Ian Bullis with 229.  Results are unofficial pending any straggler mail-in votes and the official vote canvas next week. 

Turning to statewide results, unsurprisingly Jacky Rosen won her Democrat primary with over 90 percent of the vote. She will face veteran Sam Brown in the General Election with nearly 60 percent of the vote.   

Meanwhile in House races District 2 congressman Mark Amodei fended off the challenges of Fred Simon in a 64-35 percent margin.  In House District 4 incumbent Steven Horsford will face off against former North Las Vegas mayor John Lee who fended off a large field including David Flippo in a narrow 48-45% margin.

In State Senate races former Assemblyman John Ellison of Elko will take the seat of Term limited Pete Goicoechea with almost 60% of the vote over Bill Hockstedler of Pahrump and Chelsy Fischer of Pahump. 

Turnout for this election has to be considered dismal, as statewide only 16% of registered voters cast ballots, less than 330-thousand voters.  In White Pine County just over 13-hundred voters cast ballots, just over 29 percent.