October 24, 2014
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - The Nevada Supreme Court is inviting cities to join the legal debate over whether city council members who are termed out from seeking re-election are eligible to run for mayor.
In a one-page order issued Tuesday, the court said input from the Nevada League of Cities and Municipalities would be helpful as the court considers a lawsuit filed by Reno mayoral candidate George "Eddie" Lorton.
Lorton petitioned the high court in October, arguing that term limits imposed by voters in 1996 should prevent current and former council members who've served 12 years on the council from running for mayor.
Former Councilwoman Jessica Sferrazza and current Councilman Dwight Dortch are considering mayoral bids.
Lorton's petition claims the constitution prohibits someone from being re-elected to the governing body as a whole.