RENO, Nev. (AP) — Reno's first competitive race for mayor in more than a decade has drawn a field of 20 candidates.
One of them is actually named Reno — Charles "Chuck" Reno. Another, Larry Pizorno, is known as the "Wolf Man" because of the wolf pelt he wears on his head to Nevada Wolf Pack football games.
Others seeking to replace outgoing three-term Mayor Bob Cashell include Washoe County Commissioner Marsha Berkbigler and first-term Reno City councilwoman Hillary Schieve
City Clerk Lynette Jones tells the Reno Gazette-Journal it's the biggest field of mayoral candidates since at least the early 1970s.
It's all because of a Nevada Supreme Court decision barring term-limited council members from running for mayor. The decision knocked front-runners Jessica Sferrazza and Dwight Dortch out of the race.
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