Reno, Nev. A candidate for the Democratic primary election in County Commission District 5, withdrew from the race Monday and endorsed her primary opponent with the intention of clearing the way for Democrats to reshape Washoe County’s decision-making board in this high stake run.
Jole Rector, mother, female business owner, and local activist for logical building and expansion in Washoe County is endorsing her fellow Democrat, Edwin Lyngar, against the current incumbent. According to Rector, unifying Democrats across the community is the best way to approach the midterm election in Washoe County.
“I have lived in the district for approaching 20 years and I love it here. We need expansion in children’s extracurricular activities and incorporation of public, private, and Montessori school options. We need expansion in infrastructure, including more routes into and out of the North Valleys to alleviate traffic,” said Rector. “Serving people is one of my many passions, and I want to share that with my community. Ed is what we need in District 5. He listens and is passionate. He’s the perfect candidate for this election and has my full support.”
“I am so grateful for the support Jole has given me, and we’ve already had many discussions on the important issues that animated her desire to run for this office. Some communities are left to fend for themselves with serious issues of infrastructure, snow removal, flooding, and a host of issues,” Lyngar said. “Jole and I support bringing the parties closer together and finding compromises to help everyone.”
The incumbent Republican has been running on dividing the two parties, and she demonstrated this in the controversial and mostly illegal voter suppression ordinance that was rejected by the commission on a 4-1 vote on March 22.
Contact: Edwin Lyngar