Moderators for the evening
James Settelmeyer           Judge Gregory                  Bryce Clutts              MC Renea Louie

​​​​2024  SPRING

The Spring 2024 Town Hall Debate for the Douglas County, Nevada School Board Candidates, and County Commission races, a crucial event since 2002 that every citizen should make an effort to view is now available. 

Click here to view the School Board Candidates Debate 
Click here to view the County Commission Candidates Debate

The 2024 Spring Town Hall Debate hosted by the Business Council, Carson Valley Chamber, the Tahoe Chamber, Record Courier, and Brian Kulpa Photography was held May 22nd with a capacity crowd at the Community and Senior Center and broadcast live online. The moderators, Judge Gregory, James Settelmeyer, and Bryce Clutts hit a home run with the community and the candidates with excellent questions, flushing out candidates' positions on the key issues to Douglas County that the Business Council and community are most concerned with.

County commissioners Danny Tarkanian and Mark Gardner are defending their seats against challengers James McKalip, Brian Dempsey, and Michael Tanner. North county residents Nathan Tolbert and Janet Frexis are seeking to fill Commissioner Walt Nowosad’s seat.

A half-dozen Douglas County School Board candidates also participated, including Trustee Doug Englekirk and challenger Erinn Miller. Candidates Markus Zinke and Yvonne Wagstaff are unopposed. Melinda Gneiting was in attendance, while her opponent Antoinette Casselberry was unable to attend due to a scheduling conflict.

The candidates engage in a more intimate dialogue with the audience, allowing for a deeper exploration of their platforms and visions for the future of the Douglas County School District and County Commission. Voters gained a better sense of the candidate's knowledge for our schools, decision-making processes, and leadership styles.

We all must take the time to tune in and participate in this important democratic process. The outcomes of this election will have a direct impact on the direction of our school system, so it is crucial that we make informed decisions at the ballot box. I encourage everyone to view the town hall debate with an open mind and a critical eye, and to use this information to guide their voting choices. Click in to view the debate before you head to the polls.

Click here to view the School Board Candidates Debate 

Click here to view the County Commission Candidates Debate