C. Kelly Hurst
|C. Kelly Hurst|
|Nevada State Assembly, District 9|
|High school||Cimarron-Memorial High School|
|Bachelor's||California State University Channel Islands|
|Place of birth||Westlake Village, California|
Hurst is in favor of "Free Market Solutions" to the economy and healthcare, voucher programs in education, zero-based budgeting, and Second Amendment rights.
- 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.
|Nevada State Assembly, District 9, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||C. Kelly Hurst||46.8%||9,930|
|Nevada State Assembly, District 9 Republican Primary, 2012|
|C. Kelly Hurst||50.3%||819|
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." As of October 19, the matter was under court review.
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.
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.
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- ↑ Hurst for Nevada, "Issues," retrieved October 19, 2012.
- ↑ Nevada Secretary of State - 2012 Primary Candidates
- ↑ Clark County - 2012 Primary Candidates
- ↑ Washoe County - 2012 Primary candidates
- ↑ Nevada Secretary of State, Official 2012 Primary Results
- ↑ Nevada News Bureau, "Residency Challenge In Assembly 9 Race Set For Monday Hearing," October 10, 2012. Retrieved October 19, 2012.
- ↑ Las Vegas Review-Journal, "Editorial - For Assembly," October 19, 2012. Retrieved October 19, 2012.
- ↑ KLAS, "Judge Rules Assembly Candidate Doesn't Live in District," November 5, 2012. Retrieved November 9, 2012
- ↑ Las Vegas Review-Journal, "Martin to be seated in Assembly after all," December 5, 2012. Retrieved December 6, 2012.