RENO, NV (March
5, 2018) - Washoe County Commissioner Kitty Jung
will file for re-election at the county complex at 8:00
a.m. Monday, March 5, then be honored with a poll position
a block away at 11:30.
After making it official, Jung and her crew will place the
first campaign sign of the season on the most coveted location
in her district, the corner of legendary community leader
Dolores Feemster's front yard fence. The heavily-traveled
vantage point at Sutro and E. 10th is a local legend coveted
by candidates. In an average season, all Feemster fencers
to a constituent's vote, Dolores' fence is the highest honor
one can receive in an election year," Jung said. "She
is a Nevada treasure."
Native Nevadan Feemster's home lies in the heart of Jung's
sprawling District 3 which encompasses central and eastern
Reno from Reno-Tahoe International Airport to Panther Valley,
Sun Valley and western Sparks.
"I look forward to continuing my advocacy for women's
issues and defense of middle-class families," Jung said.
On Friday, March 9, Jung will join community leaders
honoring Mrs. Feemster and Pastor Glenn E. Taylor, Sr.,
at a fundraising dinner benefiting the local ACCEPT
organization. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. at the former
Airport Plaza Hotel (now SureStayPlus) on Terminal
Way. Tickets are available by calling Gwen
Taylor at (775) 233-1581.
Proceeds will go toward prevention and education services
for northern Nevada young people and families living in poverty.
Programs include youth, parenting and financial literacy education,
support services for individuals living with HIV/AIDS, and
Jung will conclude a whirlwind month on the evening of Saturday,
March 31 at Nevada
She will again sponsor local students to attend the annual
event honoring the legendary union leader at Circus Circus-Reno.
(Information at CesarChavezNevada.com/)
that Nevada remains a small community despite its growth,
years before he became an international figure, César
Chávez asked Mrs. Feemster to meet with him. They discussed
issues over lunch at a Reno restaurant more than five decades
Jung, 45, has served on the Washoe
County Commission since her 2007 appointment by Gov.
Jim Gibbons to fill out the term of Democrat Pete Sferrazza
who left after winning a judicial post. She was elected to
a full term in 2010, re-elected in 2014 and currently sits
as vice-chair. Mrs. Jung lives in old northwest Reno with
her husband of 20 years, Scott, a senior network
analyst, and a bevy of rescue animals.