Lyngar Enters Race for Washoe County Commission District 5.
Reno, Nev.— Former Reno Gazette-Journal (RGJ) Columnist and military veteran, Edwin Lyngar, today filed to enter the race for Washoe County Commission District 5.
Lyngar decided to join the race after proponents of Donald Trump’s election lied forwarded a proposal to gut voting access in Washoe County for most voters, based on disproven, farcical claims made over the 2020 election. The unnecessary and extreme proposal was condemned across Washoe County by local political leaders, news organizations, and voting rights groups.
“When politicians are willing to lie to their own base to generate hate and discontent in our community, they have disgraced their oath of office and should be removed. My opponent is either lying or does not know fact from fiction. In either case, she is not suitable to hold office.”
The anger created by this voting proposal sideshow continues to derail the important business of the county commission. Lyngar is running on a platform of competency in government and smart development in all areas of commercial, residential, and industrial growth. Recent changes in redistricting make the district far more competitive for a coalition of Democrats, moderate Republicans, and other concerned citizens fighting to bring sanity to the dysfunctional board.
Lyngar is a longtime freelance writer for the RGJ, Salon.com, CNN, and others. He grew up in Battle Mountain where his mother served as Lander County commissioner. He spent seven years on active duty in the U.S. Coast Guard and fifteen more as a public information officer for the Law Enforcement Division at the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW). He is currently a full-time faculty member at TMCC and part-owner of a yoga studio in Reno. He is married with five children.
Contact: Chip Evans, campaign manager:
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