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2018 Political Season Starts – Herrington To Run Unopposed


Filing for Judicial candidates ended at 5:00 on Friday, January 12th and races around the state will offer some excitement this year. Storey County’s Justice of the Peace Eileen Herrington learned at 5:01 this past Friday she will not face an opponent in the primaries this June.

“I am pleased to announce that I am unopposed in the upcoming 2018 election.  I am thankful and honored to serve Storey County as Justice of the Peace and will always strive to maintain and enhance confidence in our legal system.  Thank you.  Eileen Herrington, Justice of the Peace, Storey County,”  Justice Herrington shared with The Teller upon hearing the happy news.

Ms. Herrington is one of if not the longest tenured public servant in Storey County and has maintained a spotless track record of integrity throughout her career. Her tenure as Justice of the Peace reflects her sober impartiality and careful consideration of facts.

I was particularly struck with her professionalism and conduct during the Bret Black Preliminary Hearing. As we covered the process, which you can read here and here, I was exposed to Justice Herrington’s all business approach to the case. It was clear she was in control of the proceedings and she followed process and procedure to the tee. At several junctures during the hearing, discussions between Mr. Black’s lawyers and DA Langer flared up. Ms. Herrington reigned in order making it very clear who was in charge of the process.

With Justice Herrington’s race effectively won, the election season started with a happy pause. We expect the coming months to provide opportunities to learn about the people who hold elected positions and those who hope to.

A picture of a previous Justice of the Peace from “back in the day”. Dude has some ears on him…

The Teller will provide in-depth coverage on all of the races that are on the horizon. Important dates to remember come from the Secretary of State’s website:


January 16, 2018 Annual Contributions & Expenses Report Due
Annual Financial Disclosure Statement Due
March 5 to March 16, 2018    Non-Judicial Candidate Filing Period
March 26, 2018 Candidate Financial Disclosure Statement Due
May 22, 2018     Contributions & Expenses Report #1 Due
June 8, 2018 Contributions & Expenses Report #2 Due
June 12, 2018 Primary Election
October 16, 2018 Contributions & Expenses Report #3 Due
November 2, 2018 Contributions & Expenses Report #4 Due
November 6, 2018 General Election
January 15, 2019 Annual Contributions & Expenses Report Due
Contributions & Expenses Report #5 Due
Annual Financial Disclosure Statement Due


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About Sam Toll

Sam Toll is a native of Gold Hill and returned home in 2016 after 35 years in the Sacramento Valley. He enjoys old cars and loud music. And writing.

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