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Candidate Filings Begin Monday

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The office of the Washoe County Registrar of Voters was pretty empty today. But come Monday they expect to see a crowd. That's when candidate filing opens for the 2014 election.

"We always have a crowd at 8 a.m. They line up outside the door waiting for us to open. Some people just need to be first," says Luann Cutler, Washoe County's Registrar of Voters.

And this year there is a lot of curiosity as to who will be filing. The State Supreme Court recently ruled that those who have termed-out on the Reno City Council are not eligible to run for mayor. And that has deemed both Jessica Sferrazza and Dwight Dorch unable to run.

"What it does, is blow the whole race wide open!" said Political Science Professor Eric Herzik at the University of Nevada.

In fact he says while some candidates are out of sorts with the ruling, the public voted for term limits and this is exactly what term limits means.

"You get a whole new set of people running. You still might see some familiar names like Dan Gustin and Marsha Birkbigler, people with some experience. But for the most part it will be new faces and that really was the goal of term limits...to bring new people in."

The other political mystery that may be solved Monday is finding out the name of the stealth candidate that U.S. Senator Harry Reid has refused to name yet has assured his constituents will be a formidable opponent against Governor Brian Sandoval.

City Council and mayoral candidates file with their respective city clerks. All other candidates file with their County Registrar of Voters. Filing opens at 8 a.m. Monday and runs through March 14th.

Written by Erin Breen

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