South Washoe DEMS’ March 7th Meeting will feature a panel discussion of Democratic Candidates for NV Lieutenant Governor. Before the panel discussion, attendees will elect Steering Committee officers to serve from April 2022 – March 2023.
PRIOR REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS ZOOM VIRTUAL MEETING. To register, click on the REGISTRATION link below. Upon registration, you will receive an email with your unique access link to join the meeting using your PC, Mac or mobile device. You are free to share the registration link but PLEASE DO NOT SHARE YOUR UNIQUE MEETING ACCESS LINK WITH OTHERS, ESPECIALLY ON SOCIAL MEDIA!
The three Democratic candidates for Lt. Governor are Lisa Cano Burkhead, Kimi Cole and Debra March (in alphabetical order, see their Bios below).
Nevada’s Lieutenant Governor fills the following roles in state government:
- A member of the Governor’s Cabinet
- President of the State Senate
- Chair of the Nevada Commission on Tourism
- Chair of the Advisory Board on Outdoor Recreation
- Vice Chair of the Board of transportation
- A member of the Board of Economic Development
- A member of the Executive Budget Audit Committee
- A member of the Nevada Commission on Homeland Security
- A member of the Keep Nevada Working Task Force
Candidates Bios (from the Nevada Independent):
Lisa Cano Burkhead was born and raised in Las Vegas and was appointed in late 2021 to fill the office vacated by Kate Marshall. She has a long history in Clark County schools, including stints as a Spanish teacher, principal and administrator. She retired from the school district earlier in 2021, and ran unsuccessfully for Assembly in 2002.
Kimi Cole is a Carson City resident, a retired small business owner and construction project manager, a political organizer, and a civil rights activist. Cole lives in Carson City and has been an activist for Democrats in rural Nevada for the past decade. If elected, she would be the first openly transgender politician in the country elected to a statewide office.
Debra March is a Henderson resident for more than 30 years and was appointed to the Henderson City Council in 2009, winning re-election in 2011 and 2015. She was elected mayor of Henderson in 2017, in which role she serves as chair of Southern Nevada Strong, a collaborative regional effort to plan, create and sustain neighborhoods. She previously worked as a park ranger and a deputy administrator with the state real estate division.