RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - A Department of Agriculture manager appointed by President Obama is running for the Congressional seat held by Republican Mark Amodei.
Photo courtesy Koble campaign
Clint Koble announced his run November 13, 2017. He is the first announced Democrat to run for the seat; Republican Sharron Angle has already announced her plans to challenge Amodei in the 2018 primary.
According to Koble's LinkIn page:
"I became the Executive Director of the Nevada Rural Development Council in July, 2004, and I worked there until August of 2009. While at the Council I initiated the Community Assessment program from the Wyoming Rural Development Council. It was/is a great way to get community feedback and do community planning.
"I was nominated and then appointed by President Obama in August, 2009, to become the State Executive Director of the Farm Service Agency of the USDA. I've held that position since then and it is the most rewarding job/position I have ever held. I work with farmers and ranchers, local leaders, state leaders, and federal leaders on a daily basis. It is enjoyable to provide a safety net for our food supply and I am priviledged to work with a great staff."
Nevada's District 2 serves includes the northern third of the state. It includes Washoe, Churchill, Douglas, Elko, Eureka, Humboldt, Lander, Pershing, Storey, and most of Lyon County, plus Carson City. Amodei has represented the district since 2011.