Friday, May 2, 2008 | 4:23 p.m.
A UNLV mathematics professor, Paul Aizley, has announced he will run as a Democrat for the Nevada's open State Assembly District 41 seat.
The seat, currently held by Democrat David Parks, will be vacant due to Parks' decision to run for Dina Titus' State Senate District 07 seat. Titus, Democrat, will run against Republican incumbent Jon Porter this November for Nevada's 3rd Congressional District seat.
Aizley is fairly well known at the university, having held a large number of seats on various committees and boards, including chair of UNLV Faculty Senate.
The seat is thought to be safely Democratic, with Democrats holding a 17 percent lead in registered voters. Parks has endorsed Aizley's run, saying, "He is a tireless worker who believes in solving a problem rather than sitting around and talking about it."
Aizley is also a former member of the Southern Nevada Reinvestment and Accountable Banking Committee and a founding chair of the Nevada Fair Housing Center.