Nye County Deputy District Attorney Don Chairez, a former Clark County judge who left the bench to run unsuccessfully for Congress, has died. He was 65.
Chairez died Thursday from COVID-19 complications, the Nye County District Attorney's Office said.
The office said Chairez joined its staff two years ago.
Chairez first served as a Nevada prosecutors when he was a Clark County deputy district attorney in the 1990s before becoming a judge in 1994. He stepped down in 1998 to run unsuccessfully for a U.S. House seat.
He is survived by his wife, two daughters, two brothers and a sister.