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Residency Challenge In Assembly 9 Race Set For Monday Hearing

By Nevada News Bureau Staff | 2:48 pm October 10th, 2012

A Clark County District judge will hold a hearing Monday on a residency challenge filed against Assembly 9 Democratic candidate Andrew Martin.

The court challenge was filed last week by Republican candidate Kelly Hurst, who submitted information allegedly showing that Martin actually resides outside the district in violation of state law.

Assembly District 9 GOP candidate Kelly Hurst.

District Court Judge Jerry Wiese will hear the matter at 9 a.m. in Department 30.

Hurst today also called on Martin to suspend his campaign based on the information gathered by private investigator Tom Dillard allegedly showing that Martin resides at 3317 Daylight Moss St. in Assembly District 2 and not at 7159 S. Durango Drive, Unit 307, in District 9, as he claims.

Martin responded last week by saying Hurst committed an extreme invasion of his privacy in a “desperate attempt to distract voters with false accusations” of his standing in the community.

Martin said the facts are that he lives in his home at 7159 S. Durango Drive, Unit 307, in District 9, and that his previous residence cited in the complaint as his residence is used only as an office.

“We have a very important election coming up,” Hurst said in a statement released today. “I’ve spent the past year going door-to-door talking with friends and neighbors in Assembly District 9. One overriding theme I hear daily is that people want their elected officials to approach the tough decisions facing our state with integrity. They want their elected officials to be honest with them; someone to tell them the facts while looking them in the eyes.

“It is because of these conversations I have had over and over again that I respectfully ask Mr. Martin to suspend his campaign,” Hurst said.

Assembly Minority Leader Pat Hickey, R-Reno, has also weighed in on the lawsuit.

“Nothing goes to the heart of the democratic process more than the integrity of elections,” he said. “Our very system of government hinges upon the fragile foundation of public trust. It is disappointing that Mr. Martin would violate that trust.”

Assembly 9 Candidate Says Residency Challenge Without Merit

By Sean Whaley | 5:42 pm October 3rd, 2012

CARSON CITY – A Democratic candidate for the state Assembly in District 9 in Clark County said today allegations by his GOP opponent that he is not a resident of the district are false.

Republican Assembly District 9 candidate Kelly Hurst on Tuesday 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.

Martin issued a press release responding to the court complaint, saying Hurst committed an extreme invasion of his privacy in a “desperate attempt to distract voters with false accusations” of his standing in the community.

Martin said the facts are that he lives in his home at 7159 S. Durango Drive, Unit 307, in District 9, and that his previous residence cited in the complaint as his residence is used only as an office.

The home cited as an office by Martin is located at 3317 Daylight Moss St. which is in Assembly District 2.

“The extreme invasion of my privacy, false allegations, and frivolous lawsuit launched by my opponent are desperate attempts to distract the voters from real issues at stake this November,” Martin said.

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

“Andrew Martin says that ‘Accountability is the change we need.’ I agree!” Hurst said in a release announcing the filing of the complaint on Tuesday. “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.

GOP Assembly 9 Candidate Seeks To Disqualify Democrat Rival Over Residency

By Nevada News Bureau Staff | 4:05 pm October 2nd, 2012

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.