CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - State Sen. Sheila Leslie has resigned
her seat in a heavily Democratic Reno district to run against
Republican Sen. Greg Brower in the November.
Leslie delivered her resignation Wednesday to Gov. Brian
Leslie served six terms in the Assembly before winning election
to the Senate in 2010.
Brower served two terms in the Assembly until he was defeated in
the 2003 primary by Sharron Angle. A former U.S. attorney, Brower
returned to politics last year when he was appointed by the Washoe
County Commission to fill the District 15 seat following the
retirement of longtime Sen. Bill Raggio.
Brower was also a candidate for Nevada's open U.S. House seat
last year before the state Republican Party endorsed Mark Amodei,
who won a special election against Democratic Kate Marshall.