Commissioner Kitty Jung wins poll position on candidate filing day

News Pic — First place: Dolores Feemster’s fence is sought for political signs.
By Dennis Myers / Reno News & Review 3-8-2018


Kitty comes in like a lion in March

Filing, fencing, fundraising and fighting for the community

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 win.

"Second only 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 more.

Jung will conclude a whirlwind month on the evening of Saturday, March 31 at Nevada César Chávez Day XVI. She will again sponsor local students to attend the annual event honoring the legendary union leader at Circus Circus-Reno. (Information at

Underscoring 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 ago.

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.

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