but someone has to do it Candidates for seats on the Clark County Commission are lining up.
Really? Who's interested in the job that promises to be very challenging over the next few years, what with the moribund economy leading to layoffs and budget deficits? Filing to run against Commissioner Susan Brager, a Democrat, are Billy Johnson and Mitchell Tracy, both Republicans, and Jeff "Sarge" Durbin, of the Independent American Party. For the seat held by Rory Reid, who is leaving to run for governor, there are five candidates: Democrats Greg Esposito, Ron Newell, Michael Dicks and Mary oakley m frame sweep Beth Scow; and Republican Douglas Bell, a former county employee. What's the sort of surprise? So far, no one has filed to challenge Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani, who is expected to make her re election bid official Monday. What's so surprising about that? She's known as an ironclad campaigner who would not be easy to beat. Indeed, she demonstrated her political prowess four years ago by taking on incumbent Myrna Williams and beating her handily. But she has gotten into some hot water of late. At a County Commission meeting last week, she criticized the way University Medical Center laid off some employees. In response, former university system Chancellor Jim Rogers faxed a letter to news agencies best price on oakley sunglasses saying she should resign for her behavior. Rogers, of course, isn't exactly a wallflower. As chancellor, the guy had more blowups than Mount Vesuvius. But he is in a key position, having volunteered oakley glasses mens to help the county find a way out of the perennial debt it incurs in association with UMC. Do any political operatives think Giunchigliani is vulnerable? None we talked to. "She's an excellent campaigner and she is in tune with the voters in her district," said one local political consultant, who is unaffiliated with her campaign. He added that while she might be viewed as beholden to union interests, many residents in her district which is east of the Strip, between Charleston Boulevard and Flamingo Road are union members. "Chris G," as she is also known, said Friday she is simply trying to learn more about UMC's operations. Here, though, there appear to be few signs. That has some asking about a promised project that, if it happens, could be the game changer Las Vegas needs. What's this project? A movie studio/camera manufacturing plant that received the county's blessing in June. It is the brainchild of Jim Jannard, founder of Oakley sunglasses and Red Digital Camera, who talked to commissioners about creating an 80 acre campus in the southwest valley. That discussion fueled rumors of movie studios moving to Las Vegas. Such rumors always seem to be in the air, but never come to fruition. Last summer, though, Scott Olivet, CEO of Oakley Inc., stressed the importance of this campus to Jannard, calling it his "dream." Is anything happening with it? You're not the only one asking. The Sun has received a few calls from people interested in doing business at or with that planned studio/campus. "I didn't appreciate a county commissioner using such foul language." Pam Villafana, an office worker at UMC, recalling a visit by Giunchigliani. To learn more about the hospital which the commission oversees Giunchigliani said time was set aside for her to visit the hospital and talk to employees.
In the Emergency Department, she was in a room with employees when a woman walked in, she said, questioned what she was doing and told the employees there wasn't enough coverage in the emergency room. Many of them left. That's when Giunchigliani oakley outlet online admitted saying: "Who the (expletive) is she?".
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