Nye County Deputy DA Don Chairez dies of COVID-19

Fri, Jan 22, 2021 (7:51 a.m.)

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.

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