A straw vote was taken to ascertain which candidate the Nye County Republicans wanted to run against Harry Reid, the Democratic Senate Majority Leader in Congress.
Nye County Commissioner Fely Quitevis counted the votes.
That adds up to a total vote of 74. Apparently six members of the 80 didnât vote at all.
Add to that the straw votes from Amargosa Valley which were two votes for Lowden and one for Parson and one vote undecided.
A straw vote for the governorâs race showed:
Amargosa Valley gave Governor Jim Gibbons 4 votes.
Parson is from the Texas panhandle. âI didnât know we were poor until I left Texas,â he is quoted as saying. He worked in the oil fields in the summers, enlisted in the Marine Corps at age 18, finishing his military career as a Staff Sergeant. He was in the 4th Tank Battalion in the Marine Corps Reserves. He returned to active duty in 1981, enlisted in OCS (Officer Candidate School) being commissioned in 1985. He totals 23 years in the military. [Pahrump Valley Times]
All that gives us some sense as to how Nye Countyâs Republicans see the senate and governorâs races coming up this summer in the primary election.
Just who these people are and their qualifications for the senate and governorâs offices is still unknown. The Republicans will pick their choice in the primary election to be held this coming summer.