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Robert Weise chosen as top candidate to fill state senate seat

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Published: Nov. 4, 2021 at 7:24 AM PDT
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - NOV. 5 UPDATE: The Carson City Board of Supervisors have chosen a former assemblyman as their top pick to fill the vacant state senate seat.

The board nominated Robert Weise to represent District 16 on Thursday. Weise served during three sessions in the Nevada state assembly in 1975, 1977, and 1979.

Washoe County commissioners will meet Tuesday to select a candidate. Then, the two boards come together Wednesday to make a final vote.

The decision follows the resignation of former state senator Ben Kieckhefer in early October.

ORIGINAL STORY: The Carson City Board of Supervisors begin interviews Thursday with potential candidates to fill a vacant seat in the Nevada Senate.

13 people applied to serve the remainder of Republican Senator Ben Kieckhefer’s term.

The Washoe County Commissioners will interview the candidates on Tuesday.

The two boards will meet Wednesday to make an appointment.

A new senator must be selected before a special session of the legislature begins later this month to handle redistricting.

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