Both Family Court Judge Cynthia "Dianne" Steel of Las Vegas and Washoe County's Chief District Judge James Hardesty said they think the time is right to make some changes in how the Supreme Court operates.
...Steel, 51, has been a judge in Family Court since 1997.Before that she served one term in the Assembly and was chief of staff for the lieutenant governor's office in Las Vegas.
If elected, Steel
would like to participate in consolidating domestic violence courts and provide educational outreach to help citizens sort through what can be a confusing web of courts and policies.
"I'm not going in trying to reinvent every wheel, but I think there are some things out there that haven't been looked at," Steel said.Steel
, who lives in Las Vegas, is married and has a daughter in elementary school, whom she
cites as her
inspiration to do a good job for all of Nevada's children.
...Steel graduated from Valdosta State College with a theater degree and earned a law degree from the California Western School of Law.She has served as president and vice president of the Nevada District Judges Association and as presiding judge of the Family Court.She
has been endorsed by the Las Vegas Metro Police Managers and Supervisors Association
,the Service Employees International Union
, Nevada Concerned Citizens
of African American Nevadans, the Republican Liberty Caucus
and We the People of Nevada.
In the primary election Hardesty took 110,595 votes to Steel's
has raised $58,206 for her campaign, while Hardesty has collected $379,954.