Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004 | 3:20 a.m.
Two Republicans face off in the Senate District 7 primary, vying for the chance to take on Senate Minority Leader Dina Titus in the general election.
Republicans Ken Sondej and Paul Fairfield will meet in the district's only contested primary race. Titus and Independent American Party candidate John Darius Russo don't have competition from within their parties, and so are both on the general election ballot only.
Sondej, 62, is retired, and wants to push for a state senior citizens home that would give seniors the choice of moving into an assisted living facility or a nursing home.
Sondej, who has been an officer of pet organizations including the Nevada Dog Fanciers Association and Adopt a Rescue Pet, also said that if elected he would work to stop breed-selective legislation.
Fairfield did not return a questionnaire or telephone messages seeking comments for this story.
Four years ago, Titus defeated Sondej in the general election with about 68 percent of the votes in the district that stretches from around McCarran International Airport to just past Boulder Highway.