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Clark County Leaders Appoint Replacement for Brooks

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LAS VEGAS -- Clark County commissioners have appointed Tyrone Thompson to replace expelled Nevada Assemblyman Steven Brooks.

Board members voted unanimously Tuesday to select Thompson, who works as a regional initiatives coordinator for the Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition and previously worked with the state and county.

Thompson was born in Las Vegas and has lived in the district for the past nine years.

Thompson was one of two applicants recommended by Assembly leaders to take the Assembly District 17 seat. He says he will be in Carson City Monday with several items on his agenda.

"I know that a lot of people have lost jobs. I would like to be there, if we can, have some training sessions for people to be competitive for those jobs. Last night at the forum we talked about one of my passions, which is the sex education bill. Teenage pregnancy is one of the highest here in Nevada, and I think we need to address it instead of looking the other way," Thompson said.

Other applicants for the seat included Meli Pulido, Glynn Coleman, Michelle Jotz, Michael Kelly, Mujahid Ramadan, William Robinson II, Kelly Thomas and Brandon Casutt.

Brooks was expelled from the Assembly March 28 after fellow lawmakers testified that they didn't feel safe with him in the legislative building. He was arrested twice and hospitalized for a mental evaluation before the move, and arrested again in California hours after the expulsion.

Thompson expressed his sorrow that Brooks was expelled from the Assembly.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report)

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