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Posted on: November 26, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Application period closed for vacant Assembly seat

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The application period for the vacant state Assembly District 36 seat closed on Monday, November 26 at noon. 

The Board of County Commissioners from Nye, Clark, and Lincoln counties - portions of each county are within the district - will appoint the replacement from the pool of qualified applicants.

Nye County is tentatively scheduled to hold a special meeting to select its choice to fill the seat on Wednesday, December 5 at 10 a.m. in the County Commission Chambers in Pahrump, 2100 E. Walt Williams Drive.

The agenda for that meeting will be posted here Friday, November 30 by 9 a.m. and will include all the applications received by the three counties.

The Lincoln County Commission is expected to select a candidate during its regular meeting on December 3 and the Clark County Commission is expected to choose during its regular meeting on December 4.

A joint meeting will then be held in Pahrump, planned for Friday, December 7 at 10 a.m., to make the final appointment. That meeting's agenda will be posted by Tuesday, December 4 by 9 a.m. 

Under state law, the value of the votes from each county commission will be weighted to match the population distribution of each county within the assembly district as of the last U.S. census. In Assembly District 36, almost 64 percent of the population resides in Nye County, about 34 percent lives in Clark County, and about 3 percent resides in Lincoln County.

The seat became vacant when deceased candidate Dennis Hof won the race for State Assembly District 36 on Tuesday. The appointee, which must live within the district and be a registered Republican, will serve the full two-year term.

State Assembly District 36 Map

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