Commissioner Greg Koenig has submitted his official letter of resignation to the County Commission, effective November 3. He filed to run for the Nevada State Assembly, District 38, and defeated his republican opponent, Vida Keller, in the primary race on June 14.
Because there was not a Democrat opponent in the race, Koenig has effectively won, but his name will appear on the ballot anyway Tuesday, on election day and he will become the Assemblyman. Because he cannot hold two offices concurrently, he has resigned.
According to Koenig, he has sent his letter of resignation to Governor Sisolak who will appoint a replacement for Koenig on the county commission. That process could happen as soon as Friday.
The local Republican Central Committee has submitted a list of potential replacements, ordering them by preference as directed earlier in the year by the governor’s staff.
During the central committee meeting held in August, members heard from residents in District 3 who were interested in filling the vacant position, including Bus Scharmann, Rusty Jardine, Cathy Coval, and Gary Smith. Members then ranked their choices, and the central committee sent their list to the governor with Scharmann the number one choice, Jardine second, and Gary Smith third.
There have also been other community members who are residents of District 3 submitting their names to the governor for consideration who have asked to remain anonymous.
A phone call to the governor’s office was not returned by press time.