Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008 | 5:05 p.m.
In the County Commission District A race, Republican Brian Scroggins, Democrat Steve Sisolak and Scott David Narter, an independent, are fighting to fill the seat of the longest-serving county commissioner in Clark County history -- Bruce Woodbury.
Scroggins, 46, whom Woodbury has endorsed, said transportation and traffic issues are key issues for his campaign. He’s also looking at increasing community involvement in local government.
“I want to start a citizens’ audit committee,” he said. “I want to make government as transparent as possible. Different departments do presentations all the time; I want [citizens] to see how it’s run and what the budget’s about.”
Scroggins, a 20-year resident of the Las Vegas area, owns a sign company.
On the Democratic side, social issues are the focus.
Sisolak, 54, an advertising consultant and university regent, said government should protect its citizens and create more government accountability. He also said he wants more transparency in government.
“People are opposed to paying taxes if they don’t know where it’s going,” Sisolak said.
There is also an independent candidate on the ticket.
Narter, who escaped the primaries because of his Independent status, is a 40-year-old house painter interested in reforming the freeway system, but said he wants to keep his platform simple for voters.
“If voters like Ron Paul, then they’ll like me because I’m the Ron Paul of county commissioner races,” he said.