Anne Simons Bows Out of District Three Commissioner Race, Supports Phillip Hilton
The Teller spoke with Anne Simons today where she indicated she could not accept the job of County Commissioner should she win in the June primary.
“When I filed my paperwork to run for Commissioner, I fully expected to defeat Gilman in November. I have strong ties to the Lockwood community where I live and in Virginia City and Mark Twain,” she explained.
Special Interests Rule The County
“I decided to run for the Storey County Commission because I am concerned about the future of my community. I am concerned for the impact on our County should Commissioner Gilman win a third term. While there have been good things coming from Gilman’s industrial park, there have been negative impacts on our community. I chose to run because I saw the setbacks we endure with the focus on giving our county away to the special interests. I could not sit on my hands and do nothing while things continue to erode and suffer neglect around Storey County,” said Simons.
“Sadly, in the time since I filed, my mother suffered 6 strokes and two heart attacks. These episodes triggered the onset of dementia. My father struggled with dementia in his final years. I was able to take care of him during his final days. I experienced the challenges and personal commitment required to deliver the care he needed in his final days, and I cannot serve the people of Storey County and care for my mother at the same time,” she told The Teller.
Phillip Hilton Is The Man For The Job
“I know Phillip Hilton and have a deep respect for his character and desire to fight for what Storey County needs during the uncertain times that face us. I believe he has what it takes to deliver all of us to a brighter future than Commissioner Gilman. Phillip understands how to work with businesses and will serve the entire public interest, not just a few select businesses. I ask my supporters to vote for Mr. Hilton in the June primary and in November,” she explained.
Simons wanted to remove her name from the ballot entirely. However, as readers will recall with Dennis Hof, once you throw your hat into the ring, you can’t take it back. Even if you are dead.