RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) - Wednesday afternoon Democrats said Sheila Leslie was not willing to concede the race she lost to Sen. Greg Brower by 266 votes. Sen. Mo Denis said Democrats were looking at "anomalies" involving provisional ballots for State Senate District 15. Late Wednesday afternoon Leslie conceded the race. In a news release she wrote:
"A few minutes ago, I called Greg Brower to congratulate him on his victory in the race to represent District 15 in the Nevada State Senate.
While the margin of my loss was very small, the people have chosen their representative and I accept their decision with gratitude for the democratic process. There truly is no better form of government than a representative democracy.
Although issues such as provisional ballots may continue to be debated as the official canvass unfolds, I believe in the integrity of our voting process and am sure any irregularities will be adequately explored by election officials in the course of their duties.
I’d like to thank my family, friends, dedicated campaign staff, and the hundreds of volunteers who worked so hard and are equally disappointed today with the results. I treasure every encounter I had with voters in District 15, one of the most interesting and diverse Senate Districts in Nevada.
It has been my privilege to serve in the Nevada Legislature for the past 14 years. I wish all my colleagues the very best as they continue to address the serious issues facing our state, especially in terms of equitable tax policy and appropriate funding levels for education and human services."