- Associated Press - Sunday, April 11, 2021

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo is considering running for governor in 2022 as incumbent Democrat Steve Sisolak seeks another term.

Lombardo told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that he hasn’t made a decision about whether he will run but he would do so as a Republican.

“I’m kicking the tires,” Lombardo said. “I’m thinking about what my future looks like. I’m in my final year of my second term as sheriff. There is no term limit for sheriff. I’m contemplating what my future is going to look like.”

U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei, a Republican who represents Reno and northern Nevada in Congress, has said he is also considering a gubernatorial run next year.

Former GOP Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchison is also widely considered to be weighing a run for the state’s top office.

Hutchison did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment from The Associated Press.

Both Lombardo and Amodei’s current offices are up for re-election in 2022.

Candidates declaration forms are not filed until early next year but candidates would typically start fundraising this year or earlier if they’re planning a campaign.

Sisolak, the former chair of the Clark County Commission, was elected in 2018 by 4 percentage points.

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