Newcomer, 2 incumbents win in Carson City


By Cory Smith • Last Updated 2:46 pm on Monday, November 14, 2011

CARSON CITY — Two incumbents and one newcomer were voted onto the Carson City Council on Tuesday.
Incumbent Thomas J. McCrackin, 53, earned the most votes with 101 while fellow incumbent Starr Miller, 79, finished third with 61. Newcomer Pamela Pelz finished second with 68 votes.
There were three four-year terms open on the council that will begin in January. Councilman Russell Stanton chose not to run for re-election.
Coming up short in their efforts to make the council were Lezlie Lee Hauck, receiving 52 votes, Chad Parmenter with 43 and Mike Lance with 27.
McCrackin was appointed to the council in February with hopes to be elected to a four-year term.
“I’m very grateful for all the people that voted for me,” McCrackin said. “I went down to City Hall to see the results. I was just wondering whether I was going on vacation or I was going to go back to work. It looks like I’m going to work.”
Miller said he originally did not plan to run for re-election, but after several members of the community called him asking for him to run again he reconsidered.
“We’ve accomplished a lot since I’ve been a member,” he said. “I’m happy to be re-elected. I’m hoping we can accomplish just as much in the next four years.”
Pelz could not be reached for comment.

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