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Top Teacher Seeks Assembly Seat

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Jeff Hinton, Clark County School District's 2013 Teacher of the Year (photo courtesy: Clark County School District)

Jeff Hinton, Clark County School District’s 2013 Teacher of the Year (photo courtesy: Clark County School District)

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada’s teacher of the year says he plans to run for the state Assembly in District 4.

Jeff Hinton announced his intent Monday to run as a Democrat and challenge Republican Assemblywoman Michelle Fiore.

Fiore, a strong vocal supporter of gun rights, is seeking a second term representing the Las Vegas district.

Hinton is a history teacher at Northwest Career and Technical Academy and a former Marine.

He was named the 2014 recipient of the Michael Landsberry Nevada Teacher of the Year award in December.

The award was recently renamed in honor of Michael Landsberry, a math teacher who died in October while trying to stop a shooter at Sparks Middle School.

Candidate filing begins March 3.

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