For immediate release, Reno, Nev. – Edwin Lyngar has announced that both Republican candidates in the
recent County Commission Primary have endorsed him in his bid to unseat the Republican incumbent in
The incumbent commissioner, Jeanne Herman, is a regular “no” vote against many commission priorities.
Instead of building community, she has been described as “reluctant” to meet with constituents, including
business owners, citizens, and anyone she considered a “Democrat.” Lyngar has taken the stance that
partisan labels have no place in local government.
“Partisanship is tearing our community apart for absolutely no reason. We agree on so many things, like
smart development, the need for water conservation, and business development in the North Valleys. My
opponent has been a barrier to community progress and caused needless strife in this community. It’s time
to kick out the hate, partisanship, and ugliness and bring community-based solutions to the commission.
Lyngar reached out to Wendy Leonard after she was targeted with withering attacks in the primary.
“There has been an ugly strain of divisiveness at the local level,” Leonard said. “We have so much
opportunity in Washoe County, and it’s a shame see the commission being hijacked by nonstop anger and
partisanship. Ed has listened, and he’s displayed a willingness to compromise and look at issues with
reason and evidence, rather than partisan vitriol.”
According to political insiders, Leonard ran a competent campaign focused on public service and critical
issues. She came within a few hundred votes of unseating Herman. “We need someone in that seat who
really cares about the community,” she added. Herman failed to reach 50% in her primary, showing there
is deep hunger for change even in her own party.
His open and expansive views of community-based governance have won over other Republicans in the
“We need a new commissioner for District 5, and Ed is responsive to the needs of everyone in Washoe
County, regardless of party. He’s going to and bring competence back to that seat,” said Richard Molezzo,
local attorney and former Republican candidate for District 5.
In other good news for the Lyngar campaign, a nonpartisan formerly in the race has opted not to complete
the process to compete in the election, giving voters a clear choice between two very different
“I think people want solutions, rather than nonstop fighting and paralysis,” Lyngar said. “I am so honored
and humbled by the GOP support I’ve received, and I promise to listen to and honor every member of this
community, partisan affiliation be damned.”
Contact: Edwin Lyngar