Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo stated Thursday he’s contemplating a run for governor of Nevada, however he hasn’t decided on whether or not he’ll pursue the best elected workplace within the state.
“I’m kicking the tires,” Lombardo stated. “I’m fascinated about what my future appears to be like like. I’m in my ultimate yr of my second time period as sheriff. There is no such thing as a time period restrict for sheriff. I’m considering what my future goes to appear to be.”
Lombardo stated that if he did run, it will be as a Republican.
“I believe it will be important for folks to know that I’m dedicated to the sheriff’s job,” he stated. “That’s what I used to be elected to do.”
Lombardo is one of three current or former elected officials broadly thought-about to be weighing a run within the Republican major, together with Rep. Mark Amodei and former Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchison.
In an interview with the Evaluation-Journal final week, Amodei stated he had spoken with Lombardo concerning the race. The consensus amongst native Republican political operatives is that the trio is working to succeed in an settlement on a single candidate to help by the start of summer season.
“The target is to place the strongest candidate ahead,” Amodei stated. “Lombardo has gained two races in Clark County, although they had been nonpartisan, and (has) some identify identification. I’ve by no means misplaced a county in six straight election victories.”
Each Amodei and Lombardo are up for re-election in 2022.
North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee officially switched from the Democratic Occasion to the Republican celebration this week after years of rumors and hypothesis that he would accomplish that. Lee can be rumored to be contemplating a gubernatorial bid.
“I’m flattered, however at this level, I’m nonetheless centered on some large tasks in North Las Vegas, and I don’t need to be distracted,” Lee informed the Evaluation-Journal final week when requested concerning the rumor.
Candidacy declaration varieties for non-judicial statewide workplace should not collected till March, however potential workplace seekers run the danger of falling behind in fundraising and public outreach in the event that they announce too late.
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