The Nevada Secretary of State’s office on Thursday refused the charges made by fellow candidate, Rick Workman that Debra March’s eligibility to run for Henderson mayor needed to be void due to term limit violations..
Candidate Rick Workman, who is a criminalistics administrator for the city of Henderson, filed the challenge on Tuesday.
Workman’s cited the argument that March’s time as a Henderson city councilwoman and one term as mayor would put her in office for 12 years. Thus, if elected, March’s four-year term would end before 12 full years passed. Workman also claimed that Henderson has cut the 3% property tax cap which was not correct, that is a state tax, not Henderson.
Council members are term-limited after serving 12 years, and time served as both a council member and mayor count equally toward that number. The Secretary of State did not agree with Workman’s view of the laws.
“The relevant facts at hand, as well as the plain language of the Nevada Constitution, do not support your request to disqualify Debra March from running for the office of Mayor of Henderson,” was the reply from the secretary of state’s office.
Workman on Thursday night told the Review-Journal that he is “disappointed, but we’re going to press on as planned with our campaign,” he added.