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No Decision on Stuart Replacement... Deadline Nears

Peter Aller

Republican Commissioners Madore & Mielke after their failure to pick a Stuart replacement.

Republican Commissioners Madore & Mielke after their failure to pick a Stuart replacement.

Three interviews were conducted Tuesday by the Republican Clark County Commissioners David Madore and Tom Mielke in an attempt to select a replacement Commissioner to fill Steve Stuart's seat.  The interviews took about an hour each.  Interviewed were the Democrats' choices in order of preference - Craig Pridemore, Kelly Love Parker, and Ed Barnes.  The "interviews" were generally a rehash of the questions asked and answered, and published on-line last week.  The questions were largely an attempt by the seated commissioners to elicit support for some of the controversial stands they have already taken, such as canceling parks fees, failure of the CRC, and an east county bridge. 

Craig Pridemore fielded his answers with elegance like an intelligent, capable, former Clark County Commissioner.  Kelly Love Parker strongly supported Craig, stated her willingness to serve, and demonstrated the inherent duplicity in the interview questions.  Ed Barnes answered similar to Kelly but as the singular individual that he is.

The Commissioners told the audience, and candidates, they would return with a decision in 30 minutes, then asked for 15 more minutes, then finally announced they couldn't agree and would deliberate in Tuesday's upcoming board-time meeting and announce their choice at 1:30 that day, June third.  The Columbian article is available.  The picture above is also from the Columbian.