CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - A legislative committee will interview five finalists seeking to become director of Nevada's Legislative Counsel Bureau.
Four of those being considered are current employees of the agency. They include Paul Townsend, Kevin Powers, Richard Combs and Nicolas Anthony.
A fifth candidate, Bryant Howe, is assistant director for the Utah Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel.
A panel of lawmakers will interview the candidates Tuesday in Carson City. The Legislative Commission will make a final appointment at a later date.
The director will replace Lorne Malkiewich (MAL-keh-wich), who retired in April. Malkiewich worked at the Nevada Legislature for more than three decades and was director for 18 years.
He now works for the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges in Reno.