Our Town Reno

Eddie Lorton, Seeking to Instill a "Spark of Positivity" in the Community

Episode Summary

Eddie Lorton, a developer and frequent local candidate, is now running for the At-Large position on the Reno City Council, with mail-in primaries scheduled for June 9. Lorton says he'll wait until later in the campaign to reveal big detailed plans. He’ll be facing Devon Reese, who was voted in by the Reno City Council in 2019 after the seat was vacated with former councilman David Bobzien’s departure. Lorton last ran in 2018 for Reno city mayor and finished second to Hillary Schieve, notoriously calling her a bulldozer queen in an election debate, after many motels were demolished. This is part of a series of interviews with local candidates, asking them questions on the issues we care about. Our reporter for this episode is Scott King. His interview was over the phone due to coronavirus and physical distancing.