Upon receiving invites from students in U.S. Government and Politics teachers Joseph Juliano and Adam Cegavske, over 50 candidates that were invited have confirmed their attendance for candidate night next Thursday.

“The purpose of Candidate Night is to get the senior class government students to understand the importance of elections, actually take the time to educate themselves on who is running and make a good decision on who to vote for,” Juliano said. “[This allows students to not be] so intimidated on how they think about participating in politics and how they think anyone that wants to get involved can.”

Students that will be turning 18 before the next election and have a Nevada issued identification card are eligible to register to vote at Candidate Night. Anyone attending will be able to meet candidates from the upcoming November election and ask them questions. Only candidates running in the general election will be in attendance.

“It’s important to go to Candidate Night because as citizens, it is our civic duty in a democracy to learn about the people running for office,” senior Ally Chan said. “We are the future, therefore we should elect the most eligible candidate to represent us.”

Position Candidate
BALLOT QUESTION 4 Bennet, Doug
CLARK COUNTY ASSESSOR Johnson, Briana
CLARK COUNTY CLERK Goya, Lynn Marie
CLARK COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT F Black, Tisha
CLARK COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT F Jones, Justin
CLARK COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT G Marsh, Doug
CLARK COUNTY PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR Fougere, Thomas L.
CLARK COUNTY RECORDER MacFarlane, Jill
COMMUNITY GROUP Save Red Rock
CONSTABLE, HENDERSON TOWNSHIP Taylor, Kenny
DEPUTY SECRETARY OF STATE FOR ELECTIONS Thorley, Wayne
DISTRICT COURT JUDGE, DEPT. 18 Holthus, Mary Kay
JUSTICE OF SUPREME COURT SEAT F Silver, Abbi
JUSTICE OF SUPREME COURT SEAT G Stiglich, Lidia
NEVADA ATTORNEY GENERAL Duncan, Wes
NEVADA ATTORNEY GENERAL Ford, Aaron
NEVADA ATTORNEY GENERAL Hansen, Joel F.
NEVADA GOVERNOR Bundy, Ryan
NEVADA LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR Hansen, Janine
NEVADA LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR Uehling, Ed
NEVADA SECRETARY OF STATE Cegavske, Barbara K.
NEVADA STATE CONTROLLER Knecht, Ron
NEVADA STATE TREASURER Beers, Bob
NEVADA STATE TREASURER Conine, Zach
POLITICAL PARTY DEMOCRAT
POLITICAL PARTY GREEN
REGENT, STATE UNIVERSITY DISTRICT 1 Cato, Jo
REGENT, STATE UNIVERSITY DISTRICT 12 Carvalho, Amy
REGENT, STATE UNIVERSITY DISTRICT 12 Coates, Andrew
REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS DISTRICT 3 Brown, Steve
REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS DISTRICT 3 Goossen, David
REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS DISTRICT 4 Luckner, Gregg
STATE ASSEMBLY, DISTRICT 02 Sherwood, Jennie
STATE ASSEMBLY, DISTRICT 03 Sedlmeyer, Stephen G.
STATE ASSEMBLY, DISTRICT 03 Torres, Selena
STATE ASSEMBLY, DISTRICT 05 Miller, Brittney
STATE ASSEMBLY, DISTRICT 07 Neal, Dina
STATE ASSEMBLY, DISTRICT 08 Frierson, Jason
STATE ASSEMBLY, DISTRICT 08 Peetris, Tina M.
STATE ASSEMBLY, DISTRICT 10 Searles, Noel
STATE ASSEMBLY, DISTRICT 15 Watts, III, Howard
STATE ASSEMBLY, DISTRICT 20 McDonald, Michael L.
STATE ASSEMBLY, DISTRICT 28 Flores, Edgar
STATE ASSEMBLY, DISTRICT 29 James-Newman, Bruce
STATE ASSEMBLY, DISTRICT 35 Gorelow, Michelle
STATE ASSEMBLY, DISTRICT 35 Hofstein, Daniel
STATE ASSEMBLY, DISTRICT 35 Schoen, David
STATE ASSEMBLY, DISTRICT 36 Romanov, Lesia
STATE ASSEMBLY, DISTRICT 41 Jauregui, Sandra
STATE ASSEMBLY, DISTRICT 41 Wade, Paris
STATE SENATE DISTRICT 09 Scheible, Melanie
STATE SENATE DISTRICT 10 Cancela, Yvanna
STATE SENATE DISTRICT 12 Jordahl, Craig
STATE SENATE DISTRICT 20 Pickard, Keith
TRUSTEE, CLARK COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT D Cepeda, Irene
TRUSTEE, CLARK COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT F Ford, Danielle
TRUSTEE, CLARK COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT F Miller, Kali Fox
UNITED STATES SENATE Rosen, Jacky

The event will last from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Clubs will also be selling concessions during the event.

“We have people from every office within Clark County [attending Candidate Night],” Juliano said. “Everything from the governor candidates, congressional races, senate race, Dean Heller, Jackie Rosen and all of the congressional district races for congressional districts one, three, and four. We have all the positions from national to local.”

All students, especially seniors, are encouraged to attend the event.

“It provides the human-to-human interaction that TV ads, billboards, and rallies overlook,” Kang said. “It gives people the chance to talk to other people in the community and to voice their opinions with their representatives, which is extremely important. I’m going because I know that this election is of extreme importance and given that these elected officials will represent us as Nevadans and Americans, I want to help build a better connection between the people and their representatives.”

Will you be attending Candidate Night?