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Nye County Deputy District Attorney Don Chairez Dead At 65

LAS VEGAS (AP) — 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.

The Nye County District Attorney's Office said Chairez died Thursday from COVID-19 complications.

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The office said Chairez joined its staff two years ago. Chairez first served as a Nevada prosecutor 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. Survivors include his wife, two daughters, two brothers and a sister.