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County commission candidates sound off on Cares Campus, growth and development


Candidates for the Washoe Board of County Commissioners weighed-in Thursday on some of the more challenging issues facing the region. They spoke during the second of This Is Reno’s candidate forums hosted at the downtown Reno library.

The candidates come from a range of backgrounds and are running for commission districts two, three and five.

Attending were Michael Clark for district two; Hawah Ahmad, Mariluz Garcia and Kyle Isacksen for district three; and Wendy Leonard and Edwin Lyngar for district five.

Candidates were asked by moderator Connie Wray Gaudard about growth, development and the county takeover of the Nevada Cares Campus.

District two incumbent Bob Lucey said early on he was unable to attend due to a scheduling conflict, and district five incumbent Jeanne Herman canceled the day of the event. She said she was not feeling well.

The forum sponsors and media partners were: Tom Clark Solutions, KWNK Community Radio 97.7 FM, Noticiero Móvil, EDAWN and Washoe County libraries.

Mayoral candidates attended a forum May 6, and Reno City Council candidates will speak at the final forum May 19.

Watch the video below.

Bob Conrad
Bob Conradhttp://thisisreno.com
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 in educational leadership from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2011. He is also a part time instructor at UNR and sits on the boards of the Nevada Press Association and Nevada Open Government Coalition.