RENO, Nev. (AP, MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- In a press conference Wednesday morning, Reno mayor Bob Cashell announced his endorsement of Ray "Pez" Pezonella for the city's next mayor. The two-term mayor chose Pezonella, a civil engineer, from among 18 candidates vying for position.
But Cashell says he's concerned now momentum may be building for candidate Eddie Lorton, who was behind a court challenge that knocked a pair of favorites out of the race, Jessica Sferraza and Dwight Dortch. A judge ruled limits on their city council terms also apply to mayor.
Ray Pezonella is an advocate for economic development, downtown revitalization, and capital improvements throughout the city. For more on Pezonella and other Reno mayoral candidates, watch News 4's Reno Mayoral Candidate Interview series by clicking here