Yes he is.
Finding an equally conservative and worthy replacement may be hard.
This portion of governor Sandovaql’s press release is a little worrying though, Recognizing that this appointment will create a vacancy in the office of U.S. Representative from Nevadas Second Congressional District, I pledge to work closely with Secretary of State Ross Miller on the timing of the upcoming transition and resulting special election.
I have asked Secretary Miller to provide me with information on the rules for conducting this election at his earliest convenience.
SoS Miller is a dim, and Dingy Harry sycophant.
A number of jurisdictions have regularly scheduled municipal elections on June 7. Would that be too soon?
This story makes it sound like the Secretary of State has the option to make it a free-for-all or an election between candidates nominated by the state party central committee.
I read the statutes, and I would say the latter is the correct interpretation.
This is a partisan office, governed by NRS 293.165.1. It would appear nominees by the State CC’s can turn down the nomination under 293.204, but I don’t see how the SoS can declare a free-for-all election, since this is a partisan office.