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Brooks Makes Final Effort To Save Seat

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(photo: courtesy Sean Whaley/special for KXNT)

(photo: courtesy Sean Whaley/special for KXNT)

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(Carson City, NV) — Steven Brooks is making a last-ditch effort to save his seat in the Nevada Assembly.

Brooks has been e-mailing and texting lawmakers who may support him, according to a report in the “Las Vegas Sun.”

This evening, a bipartisan panel will hear evidence and recommend whether Brooks should be removed from office. A two-thirds vote of the Assembly is required to expel a member.

The Assemlblyman, who is serving his second term, has been placed on administrative leave and banned from the Legislative building.

Brooks has been arrested twice since January, once for allegedly threatening Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick. Witnesses have changed their version of what happened, but the case is still under review. He was arrested a second time on charges of domestic violence and threatening a police officer.

Brooks also tried to buy a rifle, but was denied following a background check.

If lawmakers vote to remove Brooks from the Assembly, he would become the first Nevada legislator to suffer that fate.

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