We don’t make suggestions in every race and question, but we’re confident in the ones where we do endorse
As has become our tradition in political endorsements, the RN&R will not endorse in races where the choices boil down to a coin toss between two marginal candidates or races where only one candidate has chosen to campaign. In races where we haven’t endorsed, and the voter is uncertain, we suggest skipping the question and leaving the results to those who do have high confidence in their choice. In the case of the Reno City Council races, we’ll make up our minds at the Speed Debating event at the Nevada Museum of Art at 6 p.m. on Oct. 30.
President and vice president of the United States: Barack Obama and Joe Biden
Representative in Congress, District 2: Craig Bergland
State Senator, District 3: Bill Raggio
State Assembly, District 24: David Bobzien
State Assembly, District 25: Heidi Gansert
State Assembly, District 27: Sheila Leslie
State Assembly, District 30: Debbie Smith
State Assembly, District 31: Bernie Anderson
Washoe County Commissioner, District 1: Toni Harsh
Washoe County Commissioner, District 3: Kitty Jung
Washoe County Commissioner, District 4: Gary Schmidt
Supreme Court Justice, Seat B: Deborah Schumacher
District Court Judge, Seat 04: Connie Steinheimer
District Court Judge, Seat 09: Robert H. Perry
University of Nevada Regent: Jason Geddes
School Board Trustee, District E: Scott Kelley
Sparks City Attorney: Neil Grad
Question No. 1, removal of unconstitutional language from the Nevada Constitution, which has no practical result: No.
Question No. 2, impenetrable question regarding eminent domain: No.
Question No. 3, unnecessary change to the Nevada Constitution to force legislators to do what they are already supposed to do: No.
Question No. 4, remove the people’s voice in certain sales tax issues: No.
Washoe County Questions
WCSD No. 1, increases sales and vehicle taxes for school funding: No.
RTC No. 2, increases sales tax, the most regressive tax, for public transit. Sucks, but we believe it will benefit working people and the environment: Yes.
WC No. 3, amends regional plan to require government to consider the availability of water when adding to the community’s size and population: Yes.
SFPD No. 4, would build and staff a fire station at Arrowcreek: Yes.
RTC No. 5, seeks legislative approval of a hidden tax increase: No.
WC No. 6, will undermine all tourism (not just gambling) by raising room tax: No.
IVGID No. 7, an advisory question regarding the possible creation of an unincorporated town, Incline Village: Yes.