Councilors to question candidates to fill Quirings seat Tuesday

first_imgThe Clark County Council may be whole again as soon as next week.On Tuesday, the council is planning to ask questions of the three candidates nominated to replace Eileen Quiring who gave up her seat on the county council to begin her term as council chair earlier this year. The council could vote as soon as Tuesday afternoon on who will represent the sprawling rural council district that Quiring, a Republican, carried in 2016 with 62 percent of the vote.The three replacement candidates nominated by the local Republican Party include airline pilot and frequent transportation commentator John Ley, GOP activist Brook Pell and Gary Medvigy, a newcomer to the county who previously served as a judge and U.S. Army general.“People have chosen to live here for a reason, and my job is to understand what they want from their government and how to represent them,” said Ley, who was nominated Jan. 15 with 61 votes from the 117 Republican precinct committee officers present.Each of the candidates said they need to learn more about the inner workings of county government. They’ve all expressed a desire for more property rights and loosening the urban growth boundary to make housing more affordable.“I feel like the comp plan has limited growth to the point where it’s causing our houses prices to skyrocket,” said Pell, who was nominated with 63 votes on a second ballot.last_img read more