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April 19, 2014

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District Court race pits 3 opponents

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Laurie Diefenbach

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Don Mosley

Don Mosley has served as a judge in Clark County for 29 years, but his reign could end with next Tuesday’s primary, when his seat for District Court Department 14 is up for grabs.

The 61-year-old’s career has been speckled with personal troubles. Mosley’s opponents are 48-year-old Chris Davis and 53-year-old Laurie Diefenbach.

Davis is a sixth-generation Nevadan whose great-great-great-grandfather established the first settlement in Southern Nevada. He received his law degree from the University of Utah and returned to Las Vegas to fill a position for the Federal District Court and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, eventually working his way to his position today as the Deputy District Attorney for North Las Vegas.

Diefenbach has taken a public service approach to her campaign, and proclaimed on her Web site that she would like to meet every voter in Clark County. She moved to Carson City in 1995, and in 1999 she accepted a position in the State Public Defender’s Office. Since 2001, Diefenbach has worked as the deputy attorney for the Clark County Public Defender.

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