Rural rep?

Sen. Dean Rhodes believes the September special election to elect a U.S. House member would be a good time to elect a small counties representative.

All candidates will run in a single group rather than in party primaries. “You know, if I was 10 years younger I probably would [enter the race],” Rhodes said. “It would be a great opportunity for a rural person to run because you’re going to have that vote split so much.”

The district includes all of Northern Nevada and a sliver of Clark County. When the district was first created, Rhodes ran in the 1982 Republican primary. Among seven candidates, he came in second to Barbara Vucanovich, who went on to hold the seat for six terms, from 1983 to 1995.