Las Vegas-area sheriff files for Republican nod to governor | Nevada News

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo filed paperwork Monday seeking the Republican nomination for governor of Nevada, joining a crowded field seeking the GOP nomination to challenge the Democrat, the Governor Steve Sisolak in November.

Lombardo, a career cop who served two elected terms as head of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, told reporters in Carson City he was entering the race “because Nevada needs change,” reported the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Lombardo’s wife, Donna, was with him at the Nevada Secretary of State’s office in the state capitol, alongside Nevada Republican Party Chairman Michael McDonald, a longtime friend, and two fellow Nevada sheriffs Mike Allen of Humboldt County and Ken Furlong of Carson City. , said the Review-Journal.

In a campaign statement, Lombardo focused on “safer communities, better schools and more economic opportunity.”

Lombardo currently leads the Republican field in fundraising, although he trails Sisolak.

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Other leading candidates in the June GOP primary race include former U.S. Senator Dean Heller, North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee, Las Vegas City Councilwoman Michele Fiore and attorney Joey Gilbert.

Others include venture capitalist Guy Nohra, surgeon Fred Simon, Las Vegas real estate investor Barak Zilberberg, army veteran and former Elko mine worker Gary Evertsen and Tom Heck, a veteran of the Air Force who unsuccessfully ran for the U.S. Senate in 2016 and 2018.

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