(Janine Hansen) – We made history!!! Let’s look at some of our accomplishments as the Independent American Party.
A FIRST: We had 54 candidates more than ever before and that number is correct! To see the complete list of candidates go to the IAP website at www.iapn.org. We filled all Statewide and Congressional positions and had a plethora of candidates. Clark County fielded the most candidates. In Elko County on my ballot I had 13 Independent Americans to vote for. THANKS to all of you who sacrificed to run.
A FIRST: We elected 3 people and re-elected one.
Falcon Finlinson is the new Public Administrator in Nye County. He received 6,765 votes with 51%.
Arthur Wehrmeister is the new District Attorney of Esmeralda County. He won in a three-way race with 47.96% and 188 votes.
John S. Lampros is a new County Commissioner in White Pine County. In a three-way race he received 47.11% with 1524 votes.
Remarkably, all of these successful candidates are new to the party in 2010.
Jackie Berg was reelected as Eureka County Clerk Treasurer. However, Jackie Berg won by only 3 votes and there is going to be a recount.
Statewide: We filled every statewide race and three Congressional races, including US Senate–Tim Fasano .44%, Governor,–Floyd Fitzgibbons .70%, Lt. Governor–Ryan Fitzgibbons 3.74%, Secretary of State–John Wagner 6.0%, Treasurer–Mike Hawkins 3.83%, and Controller–Warren Markowitz 4.83%.
Joel Hansen candidate for State Attorney General received the highest percentage and highest number of votes for our Independent American statewide candidates with 7.81% with 54,980 votes.
Congressional: Russell Best did best in the 3 Congressional races in Dist. 1 with 4.14% with 10, 809 votes. CD 1—Jonathan Hansen at 1.70% and CD 2—Scott Nartar .48%.
Clark County fielded the most candidates:
For State Senate: Tom Jones received the most votes at 4,575 with Glenn Brown receiving the highest percentage at 6.34% with 808 votes. In Senate District 5 we helped elect the Republican Candidate Michael Roberson who defeated Democrat Joyce Woodhouse. We also helped elect Republican Barbara Cegvaske who is now the number 2 person in Republican leadership in the Senate.
Clark Assembly: Stacey Gonzales in District 8 received the highest percentage at 6.81% while Leonard Foster received the most votes at 2,545.
Other Clark County Assembly Candidates include: AD 2–Jon Kamerath at 3.25%, AD 4–Mark Andrews at 5.87%, AD 15–Stan Vaughn at 6.17%, AD19–James Rhodes 5.87%, AD 21–Les McKay at 2.38% and AD22–Salli Durbin at 2.18%.
Clark County Commission Dist. F. candidate Jeff Durbin received 3,954 votes at 6.15% .
Boulder Constable candidate Mike Plott in a two-way race received 12,875 votes at 34.53%.
Other Clark County Candidates: County Clerk–Russell Chey McDonald 3.45%, Assessor Curtis Christianson 2.51%, Alphonso Aguiliar 2.86%, Public Administrator Dana Brown 4.09%, Commission Dist. G—Del Haderly 1.96%, Las Vegas Constable—Lee Andersen 4.34%, Senate Dist. 12–Dick O’Dell 3.33%.
Washoe County: Dan Joseph running for Assessor racked up 42,291 votes in a two-way race for 33.33%. Consider that there would have been no choice on the ballot if an IAP had not run. In another two-way race, Lynn Chapman for Public Administrator got 39,863 votes or 31.91%.
Other Washoe Candidates: Recorder—Ruth Gillings 5.42% with 7,181 votes, County Commission 5—Gary Feero 7.20%, AD 26—Greg Miller 4.45%.
Churchill County: Ken Greenwell running for County Clerk received 1,564 votes and 18.27%.
Douglas County: Public Administrator–Sam Dupuis 36.78% with 6,980 votes, County Clerk—Robert Connor 17.74% with 3,514 votes.
Humboldt County: Kevin Pasquale in a three-way race received 1435 votes at 29.08%.
Multi-County State Senate Seats:
Washoe 4, Ike Yochum received 9,654 and 26.11% in a two-way race.
Capital District, Cody Quirk received 1,993 votes and 4.93% in a three-way race.
Multi-County Assembly Seats:
We helped to elect Pete Livermore Republican in AD 40 who put the Assembly over the critical 15 members to stop tax increases requiring a 2/3rds vote.
AD 33, Janine Hansen received 30.43 % with 4,100 votes in a hard fought three way race coming in second defeating the Democrat. Republican Ellison spend 3 to 1 what Janine spent and had been in local office for 18 years.
Great News! We are now the second party in Elko County as the Democrats did not field any candidates except for Assembly with the IAP fielding many local candidates. See Elko report below. The Dems are dying a slow but sure death in the Rurals.
AD 36, David Vanderbeek received 9.66% at 1,913 votes in a three-way race.
AD 38, Dennis Gomez received 24.91% and 5,734 votes in a two-way race.
AD 39, David Schuman received 8.16% and 1,942 votes in a three-way race.
John Everhart for County Commission #2 received 4,043 votes with 32.66% in a two-way race with a Republican.
Allison King for County Commission #4 received 3,004 with 24.49% in a two-way race with a Republican.
Kay Dawn Jenkins for Public Administrator received 3,309 votes with 27.34% in a two-way race with a Republican.
Mike Smith for Assessor received 3,059 with 24.65% in a two-way race with a Republican.
Dr. William McKnight for County Clerk received 3,249 with 26.22% in a two-race with a Republican.
White Pine County: Jack Curtis Ward for County Commission #1 16.72% with 540 votes.
I’m still recovering from the election. I have not had time to double check all these figures so keep that in mind. If you find a mistake please advise me. You can access these election numbers at www.nvsos.gov and http://www.silverstate2010.com/General.aspx.