LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas Democratic candidate for the Nevada Senate has died of a heart attack less than a month before the primary election.

The Clark County Coroner’s office says David Lee Wallace Jr. was pronounced dead of cardiac arrest and kidney failure at a Las Vegas hospital Thursday afternoon. He was 45.

Wallace was among three Democrats and one Republican running for state Senate District 4. State Assemblyman Kelvin Atkinson and Katherine Duncan are the other Democratic candidates.

The seat is currently held by Senate Majority Leader Steven Horsford, who is running for the U.S. House.

Nevada Youth Parole Bureau Chief Brett Allen says Wallace was a supervisor of parole officers, and worked with his office since 2004.

He also hosted a gospel radio program using the name “Da Preacha Man.”

The death was first reported by KVVU-TV Fox 5.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

Comments (3)
  1. Darrell Ellis says:

    Dave L Wallace, Jr was charismatic, honest and a sincere gentlemen, who would have made a fine Nevada Senator and representative for the Nevada community. Our hearts here at Emerged Entertainment Company, goes out to his family. You’ll certainly be missed by many. R.I.P. my friend. CEO: Darrell A. Ellis

  2. Roxana says:

    Sincere condolences to the family of Mr. Wallace. Stay Faithful,

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