Bobzien Wins Reno City Council At-Large Primary, Kumar In Second

Jun 14, 2016

David Bobzien celebrates his primary victory with Mayor Hillary Schieve, who endorsed him for the position.

Incumbent David Bobzien easily won the primary for the Reno City Council At-Large seat, beating out three challengers by a wide margin.

Bobzien won 63 percent of the total vote, meaning he will be on the general election ballot, along with second-place finisher, Sam Kumar.

Bobzien says he has what voters are looking for.

“I’d like to think that my unique experience set, working on a variety of community issues over a number of years in Reno is really critical," he says. "So the relationships that I have, the understanding of a diverse set of perspectives on all these different issues.”

Kumar received 16 percent of the total vote, and he says that if elected, he will help cut government spending.

"I would like to see any government entity which has lowered taxes and provided better services by trimming out the fat," he says. "We all talk about it, no one has done it." 

Bobzien has served on the City Council since 2014, when he took over the vacant seat left by Mayor Hillary Schieve. 

Note: An earlier version of this story said that Bobzien won the election outright and has been corrected.