Steve Martin of Las Vegas, a former state Republican Party official who's running for state controller, has been appointed to that job by Governor Guinn following the sudden death of Controller Kathy Augustine.
Augustine, the only constitutional officer in Nevada history to
have been impeached and convicted, died Tuesday at a Reno hospital
after suffering a massive heart attack over the weekend. She was
With his appointment to the remainder of Augustine's term as
controller, until the end of the year, Martin gets a big boost in
his bid to be elected to the job in November.
Martin, a certified public accountant who moved to Nevada in
1999, has served as treasurer for the state Republican Party
Central Committee. He faces Democrat Kim Wallin of Las Vegas and
Floyd Fitzgibbons, an Independent American Party candidate, in the