Nevada Assemblywoman Annie Black, who was contemplating running for the state Senate but shifted her focus to set her sights on Congress, officially ran for District 4 on Wednesday.
Black made headlines in 2021 when he opposed Democratic Assembly leadership requirements for members to wear masks on the floor during session. He ran the affairs of his committee from his office after he was banned from the room.
She joins a Republican primary that already includes Air Force veteran and small businessman Sam Peters and Las Vegas City Council aide Chance Bonaventura. The winner will face incumbent Democratic Rep. Steven Horsford, who is seeking his fourth term. (Horsford won the seat in 2012, but was defeated in 2014 and won again in 2018 and 2020.)
In Congressional District 1, progressive Democrat Amy Vilela entered the Democratic primary. Incumbent Rep. Dina Titus has yet to run for what would be her seventh term in Congress overall and her sixth representing the 1st District. (Titus briefly represented the 3rd Congressional District between 2008 and 2010.)
Also on Wednesday, the race for the lieutenant governor position became even more crowded, as former Republican state treasurer Dan Schwartz ran for that position. He brings to 11 the number of people on both sides of the aisle looking for that job.
Schwartz served one term as treasurer from 2014-2018. He ran for governor in 2018, but lost unluckily in the Republican primary to Adam Laxalt. Schwartz then sought the 3rd congressional district seat in 2020, but lost the Republican primary to Dan Rodimer.
During his tenure as treasurer, he was reprimanded by fellow Republicans for proposing an alternative state budget that relied on at least one tax that would have been illegal. But he also proposed progressive reforms, such as a statewide payday loan database to prevent lenders from exploiting people. And Schwartz’s prediction that a planned Faraday Future electric car manufacturing plant for North Las Vegas would not be built turned out to be accurate, despite optimistic official pronouncements.
And perennial candidate Allen Rheinhart is running to run in the Democratic primary for the US Senate against incumbent Catherine Cortez Masto. Rheinhart also ran against Cortez Masto in 2016, as well as in the primaries for the US Senate in 2018 and Congress in 2020.
In local government filings, North Las Vegas Councilman Scott Black is seeking re-election to his Ward 3 seat. Incumbent Councilman Issac Barron is also running for re-election to Ward 1.
Black, a marketing business owner, said the city’s marketing is strong.
“The power and strength of any good brand is based on public opinion,” he said in a statement. “The city of North Las Vegas has many wonderful things to offer. I have worked hard to build a brand for North Las Vegas that we are the premier city in Southern Nevada to live, work and run a business.”
And Clark County School District incumbent trustee Linda Cavazos filed for re-election to her District G seat on Wednesday. She faces four rivals so far. In District D, the incumbent and president of the board, Irene Cepeda, is up for re-election. But in District F, incumbent Danielle Ford has yet to file papers to seek a second term.
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