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Henderson preparing to fill vacant city attorney position

Henderson prepares to replace Quillin

KSVN coverage of Henderson's efforts to fill the vacant city attorney position, Oct. 29, 2011.

The Henderson City Council will begin interviews next week for the vacant city attorney position once filled by Elizabeth Quillin, who resigned in early August after being arrested in May for DUI.

The city has narrowed down the list of candidates to replace her to just seven city attorney hopefuls including Josh Reid, Sen. Harry Reid’s son.

Other than Reid, the list includes Christine Guerci-Nyhus, the current interim city attorney; George Assad, a former Las Vegas municipal judge; Marc Cardinalli; Richard Hinckley; Keith Kizer and Paul “Luke” Puschnig.

At the most recent city council meeting, Henderson human resources director Fred Horvath said he received 45 applications for the job, which pays a $190,000 annual salary, not including benefits.

Interviews will take place at a special city council meeting Nov. 2 at 4:30 p.m. Mayor Andy Hafen and council members will conduct the interviews in a session closed to the public and will reconvene if necessary Nov. 3.

Quillin, who served as Henderson city attorney for two years, received a $99,500 severance package. The package included accrued vacation time and 10 months of insurance coverage, worth about $3,800.

The regular city council meeting will be Nov. 2 at 3:45 p.m. due to the Nevada Day holiday that delayed the posting of the agenda.

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