GOP Assembly 9 Candidate Seeks To Disqualify Democrat Rival Over Residency

CARSON CITY – Republican Assembly District 9 candidate Kelly Hurst today filed a complaint in Clark County District Court against his Democratic opponent Andrew Martin alleging that Martin does not reside in the district and should be disqualified from the ballot.

Hurst and his attorney Frank Cremen say that Martin never moved into the district as he claims.

Assembly District 9 GOP candidate Kelly Hurst.

“Andrew Martin says that ‘Accountability is the change we need.’ I agree!” Hurst said. “He should be accountable to the people of this district who need a representative who actually lives in the district and doesn’t just use an address of a condo he purchased for cash three months before the filing date and two months after the redistricting lines were drawn.

“He’s attempting to buy an assembly seat, and cheat the people of Assembly District 9 out of a basic American principle, a representative government,” Hurst said. “They need a representative who lives in the district, experiences all their challenges and joys and can actually address their needs, instead of someone who just gives lip service, lies to the voters and uses the power of office for his own agenda. It’s time to hold those who lie to the public and the state accountable.”

Hurst and Cremen say they have proof that Martin has continuously lived outside the district and is in violation of numerous state laws which require candidates to “actually” live in their districts and requires them to swear under oath that it’s true.

Martin did not immediately reply to an email seeking comment on the court filing.