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C. Kelly Hurst
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Candidate for
Nevada State Assembly, District 9
PartyRepublican
Education
High schoolCimarron-Memorial High School
Bachelor'sCalifornia State University Channel Islands
Personal
Place of birthWestlake Village, California
ProfessionBusinessman
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Clayton Kelly Hurst was a 2012 Republican candidate for District 9 of the Nevada State Assembly.

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Campaign themes

2012

Hurst is in favor of "Free Market Solutions" to the economy and healthcare, voucher programs in education, zero-based budgeting, and Second Amendment rights.[1]

Elections

2012

See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2012

Hurst ran in the 2012 election for Nevada State Assembly, District 9. Hurst defeated Victoria DeLaGuerra-Seaman in the June 12 primary election. He was defeated by Andrew Martin (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4][5]

Nevada State Assembly, District 9, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAndrew Martin 53.2% 11,276
     Republican C. Kelly Hurst 46.8% 9,930
Total Votes 21,206
Nevada State Assembly, District 9 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngC. Kelly Hurst 50.3% 819
Victoria DeLaGuerra-Seaman 49.7% 810
Total Votes 1,629

Controversy

On October 2, 2012, Hurst filed a criminal complaint in District Court alleging that Andrew Martin does not live in the district, and therefore is not only ineligible, but committed a gross misdemeanor through false filing. Martin keeps a condominium in District 9 -- the address of which he filed under -- but also a house in Assembly District 2, which he says is an office. He replied that Martin's complaint was a distraction and a privacy violation. Hurst later called on Martin to suspend his campaign in respect for constituents' wishes for "integrity."[6] As of October 19, the matter was under court review.[7]

On November 5, 2012, the eve of the election, Judge Rob Bare ruled Martin ineligible, citing video evidence and Martin's partner's residency outside of the district. Martin remained on the ballot, and will be appealing the ruling. Should he lose, the district seat will become vacant.[8]

A month after the judge's decision, Hurst told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that he would drop any further challenges to Martin's residency, citing an estimated cost of $50,000 and the fact that the Assembly -- which at the time was controlled by the Democrats, 27-15 -- is constitutionally responsible for judging the qualifications of its members.[9]

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