Nevada Congresswoman Annie Black, who was planning to run for the state Senate but changed course to run for Congress, officially filed her case for the 4th District on Wednesday.
Black made headlines in 2021 when she resisted demands by the Democratic Assembly leadership that members wear masks on the floor during session. She conducted her committee business from her office after being banished from the ground.
She joins a Republican primary that already includes Air Force veteran and small-time businessman Sam Peters and Las Vegas City Council aide Chance Bonaventura. The winner will face incumbent Democratic Representative Steven Horsford, who is seeking his fourth term. (Horsford won the seat in 2012, but was beaten in 2014 and came back to win again in 2018 and 2020.)
Also on Wednesday, the race for lieutenant governor was even more crowded, as Republican former state treasurer Dan Schwartz filed for the position. It brings to 11 the number of people on both sides of the aisle seeking this job.
Schwartz served one term as treasurer from 2014 to 2018. He ran for governor in 2018 but lost badly in the Republican primary to Adam Laxalt. Schwartz went on to seek the 3rd congressional district seat in 2020, but lost that GOP primary to Dan Rodimer.
During his tenure as treasurer, his fellow Republicans criticized him for proposing an alternative state budget that relied on at least one tax that would have been illegal. But he also proposed progressive reforms such as a statewide payday loan database to prevent people from being exploited by lenders. And Schwartz’s prediction that a Faraday Future electric car manufacturing plant planned for north Las Vegas would not be built has proven accurate, despite encouraging official statements.
And perennial candidate Allen Rheinhart has filed for the U.S. Senate Democratic primary against incumbent Catherine Cortez Masto. Rheinhart also ran against Cortez Masto in 2016, as well as in the 2018 U.S. Senate and 2020 Congressional primaries.
In local government filings, North Las Vegas City Councilman Scott Black is seeking re-election to his Ward 3 headquarters. Black, who owns a marketing company, said the city’s marketing was solid.
“The power and strength of any good brand lies in public opinion,” he said in a statement. “The city of North Las Vegas has many wonderful things to offer. I have worked hard to build a brand for North Las Vegas that we are the first city in southern Nevada to live, work and run a business.
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