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March 12, 2013

Reno council candidate disputes charges

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The only reason she resigned was because she had the legal issue to take care of, Houlihan said. “I didn’t have to resign.”

Houlihan said she expects her deferred adjudication probationary period to be completed by the May 11 election. If successfully completed, deferred adjudication allows a defendant to avoid a conviction. 

“I won’t say what I really want to say about the people up in North Dakota, Michigan and Arizona,” Houlihan said. “They wanted to hurt me personally and financially because they actually swindled me out of some dogs and I posted on the Internet what they did.”

“They had a little tidbit of information and they used it,” Houlihan added.

Houlihan said she has not spoken with the veterinarian whose signature she allegedly forged.

“I’m embarrassed about it,” Houlihan said. “I feel really bad that he was dragged into it.”

Asked why residents should trust her enough to vote for her again, Houlihan said she has done right by Reno.

“This thing has nothing to do with the City of Reno and what I stand by on the City of Reno,” Houlihan said. “I stand by keeping the financials straight. Making sure everything, the money, is budgeted right. That projects are done. That we get our grants. That we, you know, do the things the city is supposed to do.”

Eric Hunter, Houlihan’s opponent who was appointed to the position several months after her resignation, said he does not feel it’s appropriate for Houlihan to be running for the position while on probation for the same reason she resigned.

“I don’t feel that’s appropriate if you really have the best interests for the citizens at heart,” Hunter said.

Shortly after her resignation, he was asked to file for the position, Hunter said.

Reno residents need someone they can depend on to be there, not someone who may be in and out of office, Hunter said.

When he spoke with Houlihan, “I got the sense she was deflecting responsibility on other people,” Hunter said, adding that those serving on the council need to take responsibility for their actions.

 

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