City Mayor Chris Johnson announced he will file as a Republican candidate for Assembly District #33 when filing opens March 5th.
Johnson made the announcement at Elko City Hall Wednesday surrounded by his wife, Lorrie, along with friends, John Palacio and Lee and Lynn Hoffman.
As mayor, Johnson is term-limited in city government. He said he is seeking the seat held by incumbent John Ellison to give voters a choice on the Republican ticket.
Johnson said he will be available at the Lincoln Day Dinner hosted by the Elko County GOP on Friday, February 9th, to answer questions and discuss issues.