Candidates File for Office Including Reno Mayor

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RENO -- The filing period for candidates for public office began with a line at the Washoe County Registrar of Voters office Monday morning.

"There will be a total of eighty-five offices that will be available that will affect Washoe County in one way or another," Registrar of Voters Luanne Cutler said.

Candidates may file for two seats on the Reno City Council and two seats on the Washoe County Commission.

The Reno mayoral race is expected to draw a large field of candidates with no clear successor to Bob Cashell, who is leaving because of term limits.

At deadline, six candidates had already filed for the office of mayor. The candidates are: Marsha Berkbigler, Michael James Bertrand, Sean Burke, Tom Fitzgerald, Eddie Lorton, and Tony Perri. Berkbigler is currently a county commissioner.

The Nevada Supreme Court could shake up the mayoral race again. The state's highest court is currently reconsidering its initial opinion -- the ruling that city councilmembers, who have served the maximum of twelve years, may not run for mayor. If the ruling is reversed, Jessica Sferrazza, Dwight Dortch and Sharon Zadra could potentially file to run for mayor.

The filing period continues through mid-March. Cutler said she is hoping for clarity from the court soon since the ballots need to be "constructed" soon in order to mail out military ballots next month.

All the assembly seats are also up for election.

For the latest local candidate filings, visit the Washoe County Registrar of Voters page.