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The Nevada judicial elections of 2010 consisted of a Primary Election on June 8, 2010 and a General Election on November 2, 2010. See Statewide elections on Ballotpedia for information about other state official elections.

Overview

  • Two of the justices of the Nevada Supreme Court filed for re-election in 2010, and won by default, as they were both unopposed.
  • There were 18 seats open in the Nevada District Courts.
  • Three seats were open on the Reno Municipal Court.
  • There were several Justices of the Peace up for election in Clark and Washoe Counties.

Supreme Court

See also: Nevada Supreme Court elections

Running for re-election to the Nevada Supreme Court:

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District Courts

  • District Court judges run for six-year terms in non-partisan elections.[2]
  • There were 18 seats open on the Nevada District Courts. Three of them were in the second district and the rest were in the eighth district.[3] Ten of the open seats are newly created for 2010.[4]
District Division Incumbent Details Results
District Two Department 5 Deborah Schumacher Deborah Schumacher was up for re-election.
District Two Family Division – Department 11 Chuck Weller Chuck Weller was up for re-election.
District Two Department 15 David Hardy[5] David Hardy, currently a Second District Court Family Division judge, ran for the newly created seat on the main court
District Eight Department 26 Bruce L. Gale, Kurt Kay Harris and Gloria Sturman[6] Gloria Sturman (46.77%) and Bruce L. Gale (28.61%) advanced to the general election.[7] Gloria Sturman elected with 60.31% of the vote.
District Eight Department 27 Nancy Allf and Blaine Beckstead[8] New initial term Nancy Allf elected with 70.31% of the vote.
District Eight Department 28 Lucinda Coumou, Jack Howard and Ron Israel[6] Ron Israel (44.13%) and Jack Howard (28.73%) advanced to the general election.[7] Ron Israel elected with 54.30% of the vote.
District Eight Department 29 Kenneth E. Pollock and Susan Scann[8] New initial term Susan Scann elected with 57.43% of the vote.
District Eight Department 30 Michael D. Davidson, Craig Friedberg, Patricia Palm and Jerry A. Wiese[6] Michael D. Davidson (31.56%) and Jerry A. Wiese (31.19%) advanced to the general election.[7] Jerry A. Wiese elected with 50.07% of the vote.
District Eight Department 31 Phil Dabney, Joanna Kishner, Josh Kunis and Marc Risman[6] Phil Dabney (32%) and Joanna Kishner (31.2%) advanced to the general election.[7] Joanna Kishner elected with 50.44% of the vote.
District Eight Department 32 Rob Bare and Ellen Stoebling[8] New initial term Rob Bare elected with 54.15% of the vote.
District Eight Family Division - Department A William Voy
District Eight Family Division - Department B Gloria Sanchez
District Eight Family Division - Department C Steven Jones, Maria Maskall and Denise Pifer[9] Steven Jones (42.94%) and Maria Maskall (29.25%) competed in the general election.[7] Steven Jones elected with 53.28% of the vote.
District Eight Family Division - Department D Robert Teuton
District Eight Family Division - Department E Charles J. Hoskin Charles J. Hoskin was up for re-election.
District Eight Family Division - Department F William E. Gonzalez, Ellen J. Bezian and John Eccles[6] William E. Gonzalez (40.66%) and John Eccles (33.44%) competed in the general election.[7] William E. Gonzalez elected with 54.82% of the vote.
District Eight Family Division - Department S Tony Liker, Vincent Ochoa, Greta Muirhead, R. Nathan Gibbs, Ethan Kottler, David Churchill and Rebecca Wallace[10] Vincent Ochoa (26.9%) and Rebecca Wallace (19.40%) advanced to the general election.[7] Vincent Ochoa elected with 52.64% of the vote.
District Eight Family Division - Department T John Jensen, Terrance Marren, Michele Mercer, Gayle Nathan and Carl F. Piazza[6] Carl F. Piazza (22.46%) and Gayle Nathan (20.91%) advanced to the general election.[7] Gayle Nathan elected with 57.45% of the vote.
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Municipal Court

Reno

Division Candidates Details Results
Reno Municipal Court Department 2 Paul Hickman's term was set to expire this year. Unfortunately, he died two weeks before the election of injuries sustained in a car crash[12]; the vacant seat was filled by appointment.
Reno Municipal Court Department 3 James Van Winkle and Dorothy Nash Holmes James Van Winkle ran for re-election. Dorothy Nash Holmes won with 56.09% of the vote.[13]
Reno Municipal Court Department 4 Kenneth Howard Kenneth Howard was up for re-election. Kenneth Howard
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Justice Court

  • Justices of the Peace run for six-year terms in nonpartisan elections

Clark County

Division Candidates Details Results
Las Vegas Township Department 2 Joe Sciscento Joe Sciscento was up for re-election. Joe Sciscento
Las Vegas Township Department 3 Tony L. Abbatangelo, Lary G. Lamoreux and Janiece Marshall Tony L. Abbatangelo (40.35%) and Janiece Marshall (32%) advanced to the general election.[7] Janiece Marshall won with 50.27% of the vote.
Las Vegas Township Department 4 Melissa Saragosa Melissa Saragosa was up for re-election. Melissa Saragosa
Las Vegas Township Department 6 William Kephart and Kristine Kuzemka[17] Incumbent Nancy C. Oesterle is retiring. William Kephart won with 58.98% of the vote.
Las Vegas Township Department 7 Karen Bennett-Haron and Robert Kurth[18] Incumbent Karen Bennett-Haron was challenged by attorney Robert Kurth. Karen Bennett-Haron won with 61.68% of the vote.
Las Vegas Township Department 9 Joe M. Bonaventure Joe M. Bonaventure was up for re-election. Joe M. Bonaventure
Las Vegas Township Department 10 Melanie Tobiasson Melanie Tobiasson was up for re-election. Melanie Tobiasson
Las Vegas Township Department 13 Suzan Baucum, Frank Coumou, James Leslie Gubler, Jonathan Schulman and Richard Scow Suzan Baucum (34.58%) and James Leslie Gubler (18.99%) advanced to the general election.[7] Suzan Baucum won with 59.36% of the vote.
Las Vegas Township Department 14 Colby Beck, Conrad Hafen and Bernie Zadrowski Conrad Hafen (41.14%) and Bernie Zadrowski (30.19%) advanced to the general election.[7] Conrad Hafen won with 54.84% of the vote.
Searchlight Township Stanton B. Colton, Richard Faber, Richard Hill and Dave Thompson Wendell Ellis Turner is leaving office. - Dave Thompson (42.98%) and Richard Hill (42.15%) advanced to the general election.[7] Richard Hill won with 53.08% of the vote.
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Washoe County

Division Candidates Details Results
Reno Township Department 2 Peter J. Sferrazza Peter J. Sferrazza was up for re-election. Peter J. Sferrazza
Reno Township Department 3 Jack Schroeder Jack Schroeder was up for re-election. Jack Schroeder
Reno Township Department 4 Cotter C. Conway, Eric Nickel, Scott E. Pearson and Lewis S. Taitel[20] Harold Albright is leaving office. -- Scott E. Pearson (44.92%) and Lewis S. Taitel (23%) advanced to the general election.[21] Scott E. Pearson won with 68.73% of the vote.[13]
Reno Township Department 5 David Clifton Barbara Finley is leaving office. David Clifton
Sparks Township Department 2 Kevin Higgins and Christian Guy Wilson[22] Incumbent Kevin Higgins was challenged by Christian Guy Wilson Kevin Higgins won with 58.02% of the vote.[13]
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See also

External links

References

  1. NV Secretary of State:Statewide race results
  2. ballotpedia:Article 6, Nevada Constitution#Section 5
  3. Election Information Guide (see p. 5)
  4. Nevada Assembly Bill No. 64
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Washoe County, 2010 Primary Election Candidates
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 Clark County 2010 Primary Election Candidate List
  7. 7.00 7.01 7.02 7.03 7.04 7.05 7.06 7.07 7.08 7.09 7.10 7.11 Clark County, 2010 Unofficial Primary Election Results
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Harmfulerror blog, "Judicial Dept. Filings - last day," January 15, 2010
  9. Las Vegas Review Journal, "District Court Family Judge Department C," May 23, 2010 (dead link)
  10. Las Vegas Review Journal, "District Court Family Judge Department S," May 23, 2010 (dead link)
  11. NV Secretary of State:Statewide race results - General Election
  12. kolotv.com, "Reno Judge Paul Hickman Dies," October 21, 2010 (dead link)
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Washoe County, Unofficial General Election Results
  14. RGJ "Reno Municipal Court Judge Jim Van Winkle will seek re-election," February 4, 2010
  15. RGJ "Reno municipal judge seeks re-election," February 5, 2010
  16. RGJ "Reno municipal judge will seek re-election," February 27, 2010
  17. Las Vegas Review-Journal: "Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Department 6," October 17, 2010
  18. Las Vegas Review-Journal: "Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Department 7," October 17, 2010
  19. Clark County Election Department, Official Final Results
  20. Reno Gazette Journal "Reno justice court candidates seek to improve efficiency," April 27, 2010
  21. Washoe County, Primary 2010 Unofficial Final
  22. Wilson campaign website
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