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State Board of Education

Three incumbents are running unopposed for the State Board of Education, although one is expected to resign his seat immediately after the primary.

Hawk unexpectedly resigned his seat at a special state Board of Education meeting July 28. He is currently being investigated by the Nevada Ethics Commission about Nevada State High School, a charter school co-founded by Hawk and his wife that is being sponsored by the state board. The commission ruled in November that Hawk would have to resign his seat if the state board sponsored the charter school.

Because he is the only candidate for the District 4 seat -- and it was too late to remove his name from the primary ballot -- Hawk will likely be elected again and have to resign a second time.

Under state law, Gov. Kenny Guinn will appoint a replacement until a special election can be held.

Hawk has declined to comment on his resignation.

Marcia Washington, who represents District 3, and Merv Iverson, who represents District 7, are both seeking their second terms. Washington is a longtime employee of the Clark County School District who currently works in community outreach for KLVX Channel 10. Iverson is a retired Clark County School District principal.

Sharon Frederick, an administrator at a private technical college, and retired teacher R. Dean Jeter will face off in November to replace Theresa Malone as the District 1 representative. Malone is giving up her seat to run for the Nevada Senate.

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