Two Democrats vie for job as top prosecutor

Two Democrats vie for job as top prosecutor

From the Las Vegas Optic

Voters in this June’s Democratic primary election will have to choose between two candidates for the position of district attorney in the Fourth Judicial District. No Republicans filed to run, placing more importance on the results of the primary election since the winner will run unopposed in November’s general election.

Tom Clayton and Brett Phelps both gathered signatures from at least 2 percent of registered Democrats in order to appear on the ballot this June 2. Clayton, of Las Vegas, is the current deputy district attorney. Phelps is an attorney and a contract public defender in Mora. Both are vying for the job as the top prosecutor for San Miguel, Mora and Guadalupe counties, a seat being vacated by Richard Flores who decided to not seek re-election after serving four terms.