Want to know more about who’s running for freeholder?

On Nov. 5, voters will select 15 freeholders, five from each Clark County commissioner district. Once elected, they will meet to write a new home rule charter with new rules on how the county operates.

To help you learn more about the people vying for freeholder, we sent all of the candidates a questionnaire to get more information about them and to hear their views on some how this county should be governed. Not everyone answered but we’re hoping maybe some of them will succumb to good old-fashioned peer pressure when they see our database and find that some of the people they’re running against did fill out the questionnaire.

In our questionnaire, we ask the candidates what they think of some issues that could spur a lot of debate among the freeholders. These include the power of initiative and referendum authority within the county, expanding the number of commissioners serving on the board, choosing to separate legislative and executive powers by electing a county executive and making elected officials nonpartisan or changing some elected positions to appointed roles.

We hope readers find the information helpful. Tell us what you think.

John Hill

John Hill

John is the web and photo editor at The Columbian, where he has worked since 1995 in various roles. A journalist for the past 25 years, he's a fan of good storytelling, data, graphics and still likes to read an actual newspaper. Twitter: @hilljohng

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