Moss files for justice of the peace race
KINGMAN - A Bullhead City lawyer joins the 2010 race for justice of the peace in that city's justice court.

Two candidates have recently filed to run for seats on the bench in justice courts. Bullhead City lawyer Jon Moss filed petitions to run against Bullhead City Justice of the Peace Thomas Brady.

Moccasin Justice of the Peace Mitchell Kalauli also filed a petition to run for another term. Kalauli joins Kingman Justice of the Peace Rick Lambert, Cerbat Justice of the Peace John Taylor and Lake Havasu City Justice of the Peace Jill Wachtel Davis for another term as lower court justices. Moccasin Justice Court also is in the process of moving from Fredonia to Colorado City after approval in November from the county supervisors.

Superior Court Division 3 Judge Steven Conn, Division 1 Judge Charles Gurtler Jr, Division 2 Judge Randy Bartlett, Division 4 Judge Lee Jantzen and Division 6 Judge Richard Weiss are all running for re-election. Weiss was recently appointed presiding judge for Superior Court.

Division 5 Judge Rick Williams, of Bullhead City, won his election in November 2008 and is serving a four-year term on the bench. Williams replaced Robert Moon who stepped down from the bench at the end of December 2008.

Newcomer Bob Crabtree is running for Lake Havasu City Constable. Cerbat Constable Jean Bishop and Bullhead City Constable Michael Lee Hamilton also are running for another term. Michael R. Cobb and John Slaughter are running for Kingman constable. Clerk of the Superior Court Virlynn Tinnell also is running for re-election. Other openings are for Mohave Community College Board members for District 2 and 4.

The first day to file for nomination petitions for partisan county candidates is April 26 and the last day to file is May 26. The last day to register for the Aug. 24 primary election is July 26. Registration for the Nov. 2 general election is Oct. 4.
Originally published Thursday, January 21, 2010