Primary Early Voting occurs May 23, 2020 to June 5, 2020. Election Day is June 9, 2020.
FOR JUDGE | DEPT. 15
"Fight for the things that you care
about but do so in a way that
will lead others to join you."
–Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Frequently asked questions
What are the qualifications for District Court Judge?
Resident of the State of Nevada; At least 25 years of age; Admitted to the practice of law for at least 10 years, in good standing. This means all candidates must have been practicing attorneys for ten years without suspension. Tegan Christine Machnich has been a resident and practicing attorney in Clark County, Nevada, for over 10 years and has never been disciplined or suspended by the Nevada State Bar (nor has she been the subject of a formal complaint). And while any suggestion to the contrary is very kind, she is well over the required age.
What does “department” mean?
They are what we call judicial seats here in Nevada. When cases are filed, they are randomly assigned a judicial department. Judges are elected to fill these seats. When a judge is out sick, retires early, or is voted out of office, the “department” remains and the judge changes.
What kind of cases does Department 15 hear?
Department 15 is one of our departments of general jurisdiction – that means that it hears civil (generally, cases concerning disputes over money – over $10,000) and criminal (Gross Misdemeanor and Felony) matters. It does not hear family court matters.
Can I vote in this race?
If you are a resident of Clark County, Nevada – YES. This is County-wide race and every vote counts.
Is there a primary in Department 15?
Yes – Early Voting runs May 23, 2020 – June 5, 2020. Election Day is June 9, 2020
Are District Court Judges required to have trial experience?
Why do we elect judges?