House race expands

Reno broadcast executive and host Chip Evans this week announced his candidacy for the U.S. House seat in Nevada’s district 2.

The seat is currently held by Republican Mark Amodei.

The district was created after the 2010 census and includes a swath of land across northern Nevada, from Douglas County to Elko County. It is a heavily Republican district, dipping down at one point to scoop up traditionally GOP Douglas County but then jumping north to exclude often Democratic White Pine County.

Evans hosts the weekly radio program The Chip Evans Show on KCKQ 1180 AM.

Already in the race is Democrat Rich Shepherd.