At the 11th hour, three people joined Bob Crowell in the Carson City mayor’s race, forcing the only primary in the capital’s local election contests.
Mayor Bob Crowell is seeking his third term in the office.
He will face Jerry Cinani, a counselor with Sierra Counseling and Neuropathy, Chris Carver of Carson City Politics and former parks and recreation official Kurt Meyer.
“The city is on the cusp of doing some great things and I’d like to see it finish out,” Crowell said. “This is for Carson City. The mayor’s job is not about me, it’s about the city.”
Cinani said he filed in part because he doesn’t think the mayor’s race should be uncontested. He also said he would make different decisions than the existing board has made in several areas, although he declined to give details at this point.
Meyer was a recreation supervisor for the city’s parks and recreation department for 25 years before retiring.
Meyer said he too believes there should be a choice for mayor and believes he can “bring a fresh new look on some of the issues here in Carson City.”
“I’m excited for the possibility to contribute,” he said.
Carver said he initially filed because he didn’t believe Crowell should run unopposed. All three of his opponents filed Friday saying the same thing.
But Carver also said he wants to “streamline government and focus our spending on essential services.” He said the city has an obligation to take care of infrastructure which he said the supervisors aren’t doing.
While both supervisors’ races and one school board seat are contested in Carson City, each has just two candidates so they automatically advance to the November General Election.
Statewide, Sharron Angle, who lost in her bid to unseat outgoing U.S. Senator Harry Reid in 2010, has again filed for Reid’s senate seat.