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Henderson Mayor Gibson on Reid list for fed judgeships

Posted by: on Fri, Dec 03, 1999

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WASHINGTON — Henderson Mayor Jim Gibson is among the 16 candidates Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., today said he is considering for federal judgeships.
The contenders: Mark Albright; Bruce Alverson; Clark County District Attorney Stewart Bell; Las Vegas Deputy City Attorney Larry Bettis; David Chesnoff; Tim Cory; Bill Curran; Henderson Justice of the Peace Kent Dawson; Allan Earl; Kathleen England; Clark County District Judge Lee Gates; Gibson; Stan Hunterton; Nevada Supreme Court Justice Bill Maupin; U.S. District Judge Johnnie Rawlinson; and Clark County District Judge Valorie Vega.
Reid said he had talked with each in person. He said he didn’t have a short list yet.
“This is an ongoing process,” Reid said. “I’m keeping an open mind. I haven’t ruled anyone in or out yet.”
Reid is the ranking senator of the president’s party, giving him the ability to nominate candidates for federal benches. Read the rest of the story here…