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County accepting applications for State Senate District 10 vacancy

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Posted at 3:51 PM, Jan 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-12 18:57:23-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Clark County is currently accepting applications from residents interested in representing Nevada State Senate District 10 for the next two years.

The seat was held by Yvanna Cancela, who resigned on Monday.

The application for the State Senate seat is available through the County website.

Applications are due by noon on Jan. 19 and may be emailed to Katie Walpole at Kathleen.Walpole@ClarkCountyNV.gov, or delivered to Walpole in the County Manager’s Office at the Clark County Government Center, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway in downtown Las Vegas.

Under state law, the County Commission fills vacancies in the state Legislature. Eligible appointees must reside in the district they are seeking to represent and be of the same political party as the resigning member. Cancela is a Democrat.

The appointee will serve until the election in November 2022, when District 10 voters select their new representative to the state senate. Anyone interested in applying for the office is encouraged to confirm whether they reside in Senate District 10 through the state Legislature’s website.

A map of senate district 10 can be seen here.

Once the application period closes, County staff will review the submitted applications to ensure that candidates meet the qualifications for the office.

Then a list of qualified applicants and their applications will be forwarded to members of the County Commission, who are expected to appoint someone to fill the office during their Feb. 2 meeting.