LAS VEGAS (AP) — Henderson Mayor Debra March plans to run for lieutenant governor in Nevada in the 2022 election.
March, a Democrat, has served on Henderson’s city council since 2009 and as mayor since 2017.
She said in a press release last week that her platform would focus on economic development and diversification and draw from her experience attracting jobs to Henderson, which is Nevada’s second largest incorporated city.
There is currently no office-holder serving as lieutenant governor in Nevada. Former Lt. Gov. Kate Marshall resigned in August to accept a position as an advisor in the White House’s Office of Intergovernmental Affairs. Though it wouldn’t be months until she entered the race, the Nevada Democratic Party endorsed March in the following days.
Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak has not appointed a replacement for Marshall. Beyond March, Carson City Democrat Kimi Cole and Republicans Dan Schwartz Stavros Anthony and Mack Miller have also announced plans to run for the seat.
The lieutenant governor in Nevada is a part-time position, presides over the state Senate and chairs the state commission on tourism.