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Complaint On Candidate's Eligibility To Run Rejected

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Prosecutors in Las Vegas have rejected a complaint alleging that Nevada state Assemblyman Tyrone Thompson violated a ban on federal workers engaging in partisan politics.

Clark County Counsel Mary-Anne Miller says in a letter dated Wednesday that the Hatch Act can’t be used to challenge a person’s ability to run for office, but could affect a candidate’s job if he or she wins the election.

Thompson is a Democrat from North Las Vegas who was appointed by the Clark County Commission to complete the term of expelled former Assemblyman Steven Brooks.

Thompson works for the Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition.

The Hatch Act complaint was made by the son of Patricia “Pat” Little, the Independent American Party candidate running against Thompson in the 2014 election for Assembly District 17.



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