Of all the candidates in the local Carson City & Lyon County races, Primary and General Election, ONLY ONE CANDIDATE REFUSED TO PARTICIPATE – VIDA KELLER, INCUMBENT LYON COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 2.
During the past 2-1/2 months, I, as Editor/Publisher of NewsDesk, conducted online interviews of Republican General Election candidates. (Similar interviews of Republican candidates were conducted during the Primary campaign season.) These recent interviews were supported by the state Republican Party. Interview responses were published as submitted, with no editorial comment.
If a particular race had Republican opponents, the interviews were not published until both were submitted to me.
If you do not see an interview posted on NewsDesk from a particular candidate, that candidate simply refused to participate.
All Republican Congressional, State Constitutional and Legislative candidates with viable contact addresses were invited to participate. In addition, Republican candidates in selected Lyon County and Carson City races were invited to participate.
With very few exceptions, the candidates in the contested local races are Republicans. This is not uncommon in rural Nevada.
Of all the candidates in the local Carson City & Lyon County races, Primary and General Election, ONLY ONE CANDIDATE REFUSED TO PARTICIPATE – VIDA KELLER, INCUMBENT LYON COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 2. Vida Keller is a Republican, as is her opponent Don Alt.
However, I understand Ms. Keller, afraid to post her independent views on NewsDesk, had no problem responding after the fact to Mr. Alt’s posted response. You won’t find this cowardly action posted in the NewsDesk files!
It is no secret to regular readers of NewsDesk that I do not hold Ms. Keller in particularly high esteem. I personally have found her integrity to be questionable; she is evasive and partial to special interests; and, her positions and votes are often based on illogical rationale….in order to support her personal agenda.
Her refusal to respond to this interview – waiting to read her opponent’s positions before making her positions known, is an arrogant slap in the face and disregard for the interests of the voters of Lyon County, and simply reinforces my continuing lack of respect for her.
Voters, be forewarned – those who fear putting their independent views up for public scrutiny should themselves be feared!
Think about it.
Nancy Dallas, Editor/Publisher NewsDesk (Est. January 2003)
SUMMARY OF CARSON CITY AND LYON COUNTY GERERAL ELECTION INTERVIEWS:
- 3rd Judicial District Court Judge, Department 1 – John Schlegelmilch vs Jack Kennedy (Both participated)
- Sheriff – Albert Torres vs Al McNeill (Both participated)
- Commissioner District 2 – Don Alt vs Vida Keller (Alt participated, Keller did not)
- Commissioner District 5 – Greg Hunewill vs an IAP candidate (Hunewill participated)
- District Attorney – Mark Krueger vs Jason Woodbury (Both participated)
- Supervisor Ward 1 – Lisa Helget vs Democrat (Helget participated)
- Supervisor Ward 3 – Lori Bagwell vs John McKenna (Both participated)