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July 23, 2017

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Wallace, Olsen to face off in fall state board of education race

Clark County native and businessman Chris Wallace and former White Pine County School Board member Val Olsen will face off in November for a seat on the State Board of Education.

The District 7 incumbent, retired principal Merv Iverson, opted not to seek another term. He has served since 2000, when he was appointed to fill a vacancy. Iverson threw his support to Wallace.

With 82 percent of precincts reporting, Wallace had 43 percent of the vote while Olsen had 31. James Brooks, a recent Valley High School graduate who is set to begin his freshman year at UNLV, finished third with 27 percent.

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