Reno City Council member Jenny Brekhus today said she is going to run for Reno mayor in 2022. She will at least be facing incumbent Hillary Schieve, who recently told the Reno Gazette Journal she too was running again.
“There’s an eligibility issue that needs to be sorted out by a court. But this city needs more reliability and a laser focus on the horizon from the Mayor’s office,” Brekhus today told This Is Reno. “The current occupant has delivered more to clients of her lobbyist friend Jessica Sferrazza than to hard working Reno residents.”
Brekhus has been a frequent critic of activities at City Hall. She won reelection in November, by fewer than 100 votes, against J.D. Drakulich. Her term ends in 2024. She was first elected in 2012.
Schieve said she is focused right now not on what looks good for a political campaign but rather what is good for the city.
Bob Conrad is publisher, editor, and co-founder of This Is Reno. He has served in communications positions for various state agencies and earned a doctorate from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2011, where he completed a dissertation on social media, journalism and crisis communications. In addition to managing This Is Reno, he holds a part-time research appointment for the Mineral County University of Nevada Extension office.