Greg Brower replaces Raggio; promises not to raise taxes

Victor Joecks

Details from the Nevada News Bureau.

The Washoe County Commission today selected former state Assemblyman and U.S. Attorney Greg Brower to replace retired GOP state Sen. Bill Raggio in the 2011 session of the Nevada Legislature.

Brower, the first applicant interviewed for the remaining two years of Raggio's term in Washoe District 3, said he was seeking the seat purely as a public service. Brower said he agrees with GOP Gov. Brian Sandoval that the upcoming two-year state general fund budget must be balanced with existing revenue.

"The governor is right," he said. "We can, we must balance the budget without raising taxes."

For those of you keeping score at home, Glenn Cook's column from two weeks ago is looking more and more accurate.