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Majority of Dems in Nevada Assembly plan to run for re-election

A majority of the Democrats currently serving in the Nevada Assembly say they plan to run for re-election in 2024.

While the official candidate filing deadline is still months away, 19 of the Assembly’s 28 Democrats have officially kicked off their reelection bids.

That includes Speaker of the Assembly Steve Yeager, as well as Assemblywoman Daniele Monroe-Moren, who also serves as the Chair of the Nevada Democratic Party.

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The news comes after several members of the caucus announced plans to leave office in recent weeks. That includes former Assemblywoman Michelle Gorelow, who took a job at a non-profit after voting to give it hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal COVID relief funds.

On the other side of the aisle, the GOP is looking to pick up seats in both houses of the state legislature.

As part of an effort to stave off a Democratic Supermajority, Republican Governor Joe Lombardo has also stepped into the fray, endorsing a number of candidates for seats in the legislature.

Paul serves as KNPR's producer and reporter in Northern Nevada. Based in Reno, Paul specializes in covering state government and the legislature.