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Primary Election Voter Guide

Nevada’s Primary Election is June 14, 2022. Election Day Vote Centers are open from 7AM to 7PM. All Voters may vote at any Election Day Vote Center in Clark County. Early Voting runs from May 28–June 10, 2022. You can find Election Day Vote Centers and Early Voting sites inside your sample ballot. Starting in 2022, Nevada will have all-mail ballot elections. All active voters who registered to vote no later than 14 days before Election Day will receive a mail ballot unless they Opt-Out. You may still vote in person. Mail ballots offer convenience, does not require you to present your ID, and can be done in private if you have concerns about your health in a public setting. Please follow instructions on the mail ballot CAREFULLY. You can use this guide right at home, take it to the voting site with you, or use the online version at the voting site from your mobile phone.


In 1995, the Las Vegas Bugle established a committee of community leaders, known as Nevada Impact, to offer guidance during each election. The selection has been published and promoted over the years by the Bugle, its successor publication, Q-Vegas, the Las Vegas Night Beat and the Las Vegas Spectrum.

Technically, Nevada Impact is non-partisan but due to the issues we care about (racial, sexual and gender equality; women’s right of choice, access to voting, comprehensive immigration reform), we find it is rare we’ll ever endorse a Republican candidate. Please remember that most races won’t be on your ballot, as your ballot will only show the candidates for the political party you’re registered for and only the candidates for your specific voting address. Many races are non-partisan, so those will show up on all ballots, whether Republican, Democrat or those who are not registered with a party affiliation.

Generally, if an incumbent is doing a great job and is challenged by someone within their party, we’ll support the incumbent. If asked, we would likely urge the challenger to pick a different race where their talent could be better utilized.

If you don’t see a race listed on your ballot, either there isn’t a primary or it’s not in your area.

The races may not be in the same order as your ballot (although we’ve tried). It includes most city, township, county, and state offices. If you’re from a rural area, many of your advisory boards and constables are listed at the end.

The only way democracy can work is if we all vote. While one party may claim “election fraud,” and make it harder to vote, it’s primarily to discourage you from voting. That allows the radical right, which is a minority, to gain control of our elected offices. Please help save democracy by making sure you vote.

A reminder about rights. It appears that women may lose the right of choice over their own bodies, if the US Supreme Court rules as the leaked draft indicates it will. Using the same “logic” that the Supreme Court is threatening to use against women, could also be used to take away same-gender marriage and many of the LGBTQ protections we’ve gained over the past years.

We say it every year, but it continues to be true. This is one of the most important votes of our lifetime. Please consider using our guide. Together we can bring about change and protect what we have fought so hard to gain.


Publisher Note: The contents of the Nevada Impact Progressive Voter Guide have been determined by an independent committee assembled by Nevada Impact and does not reflect endorsement directly by QVegas, QLife Media, its publishers, employees, subsidiaries, or agents. We provide this guide as a service to the LGTBQ+ community in Southern Nevada.

Voter Guide

US SENATE

Brown, Sam (Rep)

If you’re registered Republican, this is the best of the bad.

  • Cortez Masto, Catherine (Dem)

Nice to have people in the Senate who understand the rule of law. She is an outspoken advocate for LGBTQ equality.

Laxalt, Adam Paul (Rep)

The likely Republican nominee but his record on LGBTQ issues, women’s rights and anything possibly progressive, is pathetic. Even the Republicans are wary of this guy.

REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS DISTRICT 1

  • Titus, Dina, (Dem)

A lifetime record on our rights and best of all, she’s our friend in Washington.

Vilela, Amy (Dem)

We like her but wish she had picked another race. The incumbent (Dina Titus) is our staunch ally.

REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS DISTRICT 2

  • Krause, Elizabeth Mercedes (Dem)

An educator, a Native American, a member of the Nevada Minority Affairs Commission, believes in depoliticizing immigration, fights for a living wage, a proud union member and believes in reproductive freedom. Mercedes would make an excellent Member of Congress.

REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS DISTRICT 3

  • Lee, Susie, (Dem)

Exemplary Member of Congress and a champion of everything we know to be right, fair and equal. We’re proud to endorse.

REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS DISTRICT 4

  • Horsford, Steven A. (Dem)

There is no primary on the Democratic side but we absolutely must hold onto a D majority in the House. We need everyone to fight to get Steven Horsford re-elected. A champion on our issues.

GOVERNOR

Lombardo, Joe (Rep)

He’s been fair to LGBTQ employees in the CC Sheriff’s office, but we don’t trust him on immigration and other progressive issues. He’s clawing his way to the bottom just to get the tRump endorsement.

  • Sisolak, Steve (Dem)

He says he is now a progressive, so we look forward to working with him on our issues. Overall, he’s done a good job and we absolutely must help the Dems retain the governorship. It’s important for the survival of democracy.

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

  • Cole, Kimi (Dem) 🏳‍🌈

If elected, she would be the first trans woman elected to statewide office. Credited with creating the LGBTQ rural NV Democratic Caucus, where she serves as chair. This is a double endorsement, you decide.

  • March, Debra (Dem)

She has served the Henderson community as councilwoman and mayor. She’s a hard fighter. This is a double endorsement, you decide.

SECRETARY OF STATE

  • Aguilar Francisco “Cisco” (Dem) 🏳‍🌈

No primary, only one Democrat and this is an important office to keep integrity in our elections.

Hansen, Janine (IAP)

Not in the primary but this woman has been a plague on the LGBTQ community all her life.

Haw, Jesse (Rep)

The leading contender to fix all the imagined conspiracies. Wait until the general and vote for Cisco Aquilar

STATE TREASURER

  • Conine, Zach (Dem)

Great guy, no primary. Boyd law graduate.

Fiore, Michele (Rep)

This would be the fox guarding the henhouse.

STATE CONTROLLER

  • Spiegel, Ellen (Dem)

We know Ellen Spiegel to be solid on our issues.

ATTORNEY GENERAL

  • Ford, Aaron D. (Dem)

Supportive and fair. A person of his word. This is another office where you never want a Republican to be in charge.

JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT, SEAT A

  • Bell, Linda (Nonpartisan)

JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT, SEAT E

  • Parraguirre, Ron D (Nonpartisan)

COURT OF APPEALS, DEPT. 1

  • Forsberg, Rhonda K (Nonpartisan)

Both candidates would be a stellar replacement for Jerry Tao. Rhonda has a family law background and currently serves as a judge in the 8th Judicial DISTRICT Court.

  • Westbrook, Deborah (Nonpartisan)

Experienced in both criminal and civil matters. Served for years as a public defender. She helped revise the rules of Appellate Procedure for Nevada. This is our choice.

COURT OF APPEALS, DEPT. 2

  • Gibbons, Michael (Nonpartisan)

COURT OF APPEALS, DEPT. 3

  • Bulla, Bonnie (Nonpartisan)

STATE SENATE DISTRICT 2

  • Flores, Edgar (Dem)

No primary although there are several Republicans running.

STATE SENATE DISTRICT 8

  • Loop, Marilyn Dondero (Dem)

No primary. Consistently good on our issues. There is a huge Republican primary but none of those candidates measure up.

STATE SENATE DISTRICT 9

  • Scheible, Melanie (Dem) 🏳‍🌈

No primary. We are concerned with her GOP interactions.

STATE SENATE DISTRICT 10

  • Donate, Fabian (Dem)

Made a name for himself in the last session. Focused on healthcare. Let’s keep him.

STATE SENATE DISTRICT 12

  • Pazina, Julie Ann (Dem)

Lost her last election by 24 votes. This shows how important your vote can be.

STATE SENATE DISTRICT 20

Stone, Jeff (Rep)

No primary but Stone wants to save NV from the “radical left,” so that probably means he’s bat-sh*t crazy.

  • Foutz, Brent (Dem)

Not a lot of info on Foutz but he’s needed to caucus with the Dems, just to help keep the majority.

STATE SENATE DISTRICT 21

  • Ohrenschall, James (Dem)

Supporters don’t get any stronger than him.

STATE ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 1

  • Monroe-Moreno, Daniele (Dem)

No primary but great candidate.

STATE ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 2

  • Christenson, Nick (Dem)

No primary but great candidate.

STATE ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 3

  • Torres, Selena Elizabeth (Dem)

Great candidate but most likely no primary contest as the other Dem just apologized for robbing a bank.

STATE ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 4

Burns, Darby Lee, (Lib)

He’s all about “decentralizing” so we assume he would disband the legislature, given the chance.

McArthur, Richard (Rep)

This isn’t an endorsement, but he seems like the best choice even though he’s not good on our issues.

STATE ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 5

  • Miller, Brittney (Dem)

No primary but a great candidate.

STATE ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 6

  • Summers-Armstrong, Shondra (Dem)

The incumbent and doing a great job.

STATE ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 7

  • Miller, Cameron Homer “C.H.” (Dem)

The incumbent and doing a great job.

STATE ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 8

  • Nguyen, Duy (Dem)

No primary and a great candidate.

STATE ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 9

  • Yeager, Steve (Dem)

No primary. Great incumbent.

STATE ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 10

  • Nguyen, Rochelle (Dem)

No primary. Great incumbent.

STATE ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 11

  • Duran, Beatrice “Bea (Dem)

No primary. Great incumbent.

STATE ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 12

  • Carter, II, Max E (Dem)

Endorsed by CCEA and at least six major unions and has the nod from the NV Assembly Democratic Caucus. This is the guy we want.

STATE ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 13

  • Andrews, Daniel (Dem)

Another great choice. CCSD teacher for young felons in the NV prison system, argues for fair-share taxes from mining and casinos, supports better transition of incarcerated returning to society which should reduce recidivism, pushes alternative energy and is pro-choice. Dual endorsement, you choose.

  • Rucker, Will (Dem)

We like this guy. Dual endorsement, you choose.

STATE ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 14

  • Fennell, II, James M (Dem)

Hits all the right buttons.

STATE ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 15

  • Watts, Howard (Dem)

The incumbent and fantastic on our issues. Plus, he’s a great guy!

STATE ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 16

González, Cecelia (Dem) 🏳‍🌈

We usually support the incumbent but she’s not a real standout. We’re going with Chuck Short.

  • Short, Chuck (Dem)

Retired county employee with strong support.

STATE ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 17

  • Thomas, Clara “Claire (Dem)

100% on our issues.

STATE ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 18

  • Considine, Venicia” (Dem)

No primary. Awesome woman.

STATE ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 19

  • Yurek, Thaddeus “Toby (Rep)

Joined Henderson Police after graduating college with a degree in church growth. Obtained his Masters in criminal justice, followed by a law degree from UNLV Boyd School of Law. Co-counsel for IPOF (police union), has served as Judge Pro Tempore for Henderson Municipal Court. Talks about “national trend to defund police,” wants to undo reforms by majority party and reclaim the governor’s emergency powers and “return rightful power to Nevada’s people.” Most police groups have endorsed. Some of these items are negatives but he’s better than the other Republicans. No Dems running in this race.

STATE ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 20

  • Orentlicher, David (Dem)

Smart, has multiple doctorate degrees.

STATE ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 21

  • Marzola, Elaine (Dem)

Incumbent and no primary.

STATE ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 22

  • Ramos, Rick (Dem)

STATE ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 23

  • Brickfield, Elizabeth, (Dem)

No primary but an amazing and remarkable attorney and socially conscious!

STATE ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 24

  • Sarah Peters (Dem)

100% on our issues.

STATE ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 28

D’Silva, Reuben, (Dem)

Some good points, mentions LGBTQ positively, but moved to run in this race, has changed parties in past.

  • Rivera, Cindi L, (Dem)

Educator, mother, first generation Latina. UCSB BA in Law & Society, with BA in Spanish. Master’s in counseling from U of Arkansas, master’s in Education from UNLV, is Vice-Principal at an elementary school. Issues are education, fair wages (including family leave and sick day policies) and affordable housing.

STATE ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 29

  • Cohen, Lesley Elizabeth, (Dem)

Incumbent and perfect for the job.

STATE ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 30

  • Natha Anderson (Dem)

STATE ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 34

  • Bilbray-Axelrod, Shannon (Dem)

Incumbent and great on our issues.

STATE ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 35

  • Gorelow, Michelle, (Dem)

Incumbent and let’s keep her.

STATE ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 37

  • Backus, Shea, (Dem)

No primary but great our issues.

STATE ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 41

  • Jauregui, Sandra, (Dem)

No primary and a strong supporter of our issues.

STATE ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 42

  • Brown-May, Tracy, (Dem)

Appointed but hit the ground running. She helped kill minimum wage for disabled workers, so maybe Sayed Zaidi?

COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT E

  • Segerblom, “Tick”, (Dem)

Incumbent. Good on our issues and that’ll never go up in smoke.

COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT F

  • Jones, Justin, (Dem)

Incumbent. No primary. Right on all our issues, all the time.

COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT G

  • Gibson, Jim, (Dem)

Incumbent. No primary.

DISTRICT ATTORNEY

  • Fumo, Osvaldo “Ozzie, (Dem)

Marches to a tune you can’t hear. Definitely progressive.

Wolfson, Steve, (Dem)

He’ll get elected and there’s little you can do about it.

COUNTY ASSESSOR

  • Johnson, Briana, (Dem)

Incumbent, no primary.

COUNTY CLERK

  • Goya, Lynn Marie, (Dem)

No primary but we like her.

COUNTY RECORDER

  • Conway, Debbie, (Dem)

Incumbent and doing a great job.

COUNTY TREASURER

  • Diaz, J. Ken, (Dem)

Experienced and trustworthy. Currently is #2 in command at this office. We’ve known and liked him for years.

Child, Kevin L (Rep)

Can’t be trusted with candy around children or with the County finances.

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR

  • Telles, Rob, (Dem)

Doing an honest job. This is an office where the wrong person literally has a license to steal. We trust Telles. Let’s keep him.

REGENT STATE UNIVERSITY DISTRICT 6

  • Catarata, Karl, (Nonpartisan) 🏳‍🌈

Active in many community organizations, including HRC. Emphasis on education affordability.

REGENT STATE UNIVERSITY DISTRICT 7

Nagy, Aury

Could be a good pick.

  • Hieu Le

Best choice for the position.

REGENT STATE UNIVERSITY DISTRICT 13

  • Moran, John, (Nonpartisan)

Incumbent. The Regents sacked their chancellor at a cost of $610,000. Moran was on the right side of this controversy. Let’s keep him.

DISTRICT COURT JUDGE DEPARTMENT 11

  • Roohani, Ellie, (Nonpartisan)

Very progressive and just appointed. We should retain her.

CLARK COUNTY SHERIFF

  • Roberts, Tom, (Nonpartisan)

This is a non-partisan position. When Tom Roberts was in the legislature, he did support some LGBTQ legislation and he’s an anti-tRump Republican. We think he’s the best fit for the job.

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE LAS VEGAS TOWNSHIP DEPARTMENT 3

  • Letizia, Harmony (Nonpartisan)

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE LAS VEGAS TOWNSHIP DEPARTMENT 4

  • Saragosa, Melissa A, (Nonpartisan)

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE LAS VEGAS TOWNSHIP DEPARTMENT 6

Gonzalez, Bill (Nonpartisan)

No, NO, NO!

  • Massey, Augusta, (Nonpartisan)

All day, every day! Augusta Massey has our vote and will bring further diversity to the bench!

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE LAS VEGAS TOWNSHIP DEPARTMENT 7

  • Berkley, Max, (Nonpartisan)

All day, every day! Worked in the Clark County Public Defender’s Office. He will be great on the bench and sympathetic to those with financial issues and poverty matters. His mom was our favorite Congresswoman!

Wilson, Amy, (Nonpartisan)

Former LDS with emphasis on “former.” Represented kids in foster care, pro-bono

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE LAS VEGAS TOWNSHIP DEPARTMENT 9

Chio, Danielle “Pieper, (Nonpartisan)

She’s a great person, we like her but the incumbent has done a good job, so we’ll stick with Joe Bonaventure.

  • Bonaventure, Joe, (Nonpartisan)

Incumbent, fair and even on his rulings. (Don’t confuse him with the disgraced John Bonaventura.)

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE LAS VEGAS TOWNSHIP DEPARTMENT 10

  • Dotson, Cybil, (Nonpartisan)

This is the best choice.

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE LAS VEGAS TOWNSHIP DEPARTMENT 13

  • Saxe, Rebecca, (Nonpartisan)

She is a Clark County Public Defender and will work hard!

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE LAS VEGAS TOWNSHIP DEPARTMENT 14

  • Chelini, Amy “JoAnne, (Nonpartisan)

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE LAS VEGAS TOWNSHIP DEPARTMENT 16

  • Wood, Nadia, (Nonpartisan)

Nadia Wood, for sure! Public Defender and smart. Will be good on the bench.

HENDERSON MAYOR

  • Michelle Romero

Has experience on the city council.

HENDERSON COUNCILPERSON, WARD III

  • Jodi Tyson

Great candidate, good voice for Henderson. Daughter is family.

HENDERSON MUNICIPAL COURT, DEPT. 2

  • Jeremy Cooley

Appointed unanimously in 2021 to fill a vacancy. Ran Henderson’s drug court. We see no reason not to keep him.

CONSTABLE HENDERSON TOWNSHIP

  • Taylor, Kenny, (Nonpartisan)

LAS VEGAS CITY COUNCIL, WARD 4

  • Francis Allen-Palenske

A decent person and the best choice.

LAS VEGAS CITY COUNCIL, WARD 6

  • Nancy Brune

Great person, Latina, has her PhD., ran the Guinn Center for Policy Priorities.

LAS VEGAS MUNICIPAL JUDGE, DEPT. 1

  • Bert Brown

LAS VEGAS MUNICIPAL JUDGE, DEPT. 4

  • Cynthia Leung

LAS VEGAS MUNICIPAL JUDGE, DEPT. 6

  • Angela Dows

Both candidates seem good, but Angela Dows has been a defense attorney and judge pro tempore so she has experience and knows how to look out for defendants.

Kelly Giordani

Sounds good but works in the City Prosecutor’s office. We generally prefer defense or public defender credentials for elected judges.

NORTH LAS VEGAS MAYOR

  • Pat Spearman 🏳‍🌈

State Senator, knows how to fight, understands our issues (she’s one of us), thoughtful but doesn’t delay. This City Council needs a leader and she’s the one for the job. Passed the bill to add transgender as a protected class. She also fought for legislation to upgrade discharges for LGBTQ service members. She helped change the game for LGBTQ foster parents and helped ban conversion therapy.

NORTH LAS VEGAS MUNCIPAL COURT DEPT. 1

  • Jonathan MacArthur

Has defended some people we don’t like. Everyone is entitled to a defense and someone has to do it. Jonathan is the best choice for this position.

NORTH LAS VEGAS MUNICIPAL COURT DEPT. 1

  • Courtney Ketter

Defense attorney and former City of Las Vegas prosecutor. Fully qualified. His opponent in this race sent out what can only be described as a racially motivated, “dog-whistle” mailer and lost any support we might have given him.

NORTH LAS VEGAS CITY COUNCIL WARD 1

  • Lance Robert Eliason (No Party)

NORTH LAS VEGAS CITY COUNCIL WARD 3

  • Scott Black

CONSTABLE NORTH LAS VEGAS TOWNSHIP

  • Lopez, Jr., Delgado M, (Nonpartisan)

Strong supporter of our community

BOULDER CITY MAYOR

  • Kierman McManus

Incumbent and he cleaned up lots of messes the former administrations left behind. Has not been brought up on any ethics violations, which is more than you can say for the former officials.

BOULDER CITY COUNCIL

  • James Howard Adams

Incumbent, youngest of the bunch, has a great grasp of the complexities and nuisances of Boulder City. Strongly endorsed!

CONSTABLE GOODSPRINGS TOWNSHIP

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  • Rogers, Gary P

Incumbent, has done a good job and straightened out some accounting issues the office had during his first year. Has served 12 years.

LAUGHLIN TOWN ADVISORY BOARD
(Vote for 4)

  • Walker, Pamela, (Nonpartisan)
  • Hoss, Kathleen, (Nonpartisan)
  • Walker, Herm, (Nonpartisan)
  • Ochs, Kathy, (Nonpartisan)
  • Egan, Lola, (Nonpartisan)

CONSTABLE MESQUITE TOWNSHIP

  • Thurston, Duane L, (Nonpartisan)

CONSTABLE LAUGHLIN TOWNSHIP

  • Ross, Jordan, (Nonpartisan)

CONSTABLE SEARCHLIGHT

  • Kyle Myers