3 weekly Leadership Forums set by LEDC
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Laughlin citizens are invited to attend 3 free Leadership Forums on Wednesdays April 25, May 2, and May 9, all starting at 5 P.M. Pacific time in the meeting hall of the Richard Springsteen American Legion Post 60 1510 Bruce Woodbury Drive, located a half-mile east (downhill) of Needles Highway.
The first Forum’s speaker will be Scott Hammond, seeking the Nevada Third Congressional District seat; followed by Clark County Assessor Michele Shafe and her deputy Briana Johnson; and concluding with Glen Leavitt, seeking to succeed Melissa “Missy” Woodbury who is retiring as the 23rd State Assembly District representative. He will be accompanied by former Clark County Commissioner Bruce Woodbury.
In his legislative career that began with a term in the Nevada Assembly, Hammond served on the Education, Health-Human Services, Transportation, Government Affairs, and Judiciary Committees.
Hammond, as an Indian Springs High School basketball coach, guided the Thunderbirds several seasons ago when they competed against the Laughlin Cougars.
Born in Syracuse, N.Y., he earned his bachelor’s degree, then a master’s degree in 1997, from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. He taught social studies and Spanish in the Clark County Schools District for 16 years. He and wife Sonya have 4 children.
Shafe and Johnson’s program will feature a PowerPoint presentation on the several exemptions or reductions allowed local property owners on their tax bills, and the deadlines for which to apply for each.
Johnson is seeking to be elected to succeed Shafe, who in previous Forums displayed charts of the ratios over the years of the residential and commercial sections to the total taxable values of property in Laughlin Township.
Leavitt, 42, is married to Rebecca Woodbury, and is a 5th generation Nevadan. They have 3 girls, ages 14, 10, and 6. He spent 9 years in public affairs with the southern Nevada Regional Transportation Commission and owns a financial services company in Boulder City where he chaired the Planning Commission in 2017-18.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from Brigham Young University and his master’s degree in public administration from UNLV.
“Nevada residents also are reminded that they have only until Tuesday, May 15, to register to vote or to change addresses and party affiliation for the June 12 primary election,” said LEDC President Jim Maniaci.
“The primary is used to select each party’s candidate for the Tuesday, Nov. 6, general election positions; those who register non-partisan for the primary will receive sample ballots listing only the non-party candidates, including judges,” he added.
|Scott Hammond seeking the|
Nevada Third Congressional District seat
|Briana Johnson |
seeking Clark County Accessor position
| Glen Leavit|
Seeking 23rd State Assembly District representative seat