Tahoe’s assemblyman accused of not living in district

By Joe Hart, KRNV-TV

Nevada Republican Assemblyman Jim Wheeler is the target of an official complaint filed with Nevada Secretary of State’s office and the Assembly Ethics Committe.

The complaint says Wheeler, a Republican from Douglas County , does not live in the district he was elected to represent.

Wheeler, who represents Lake Tahoe in the Assembly, lists his official residence with the Secretary of State’s office as 965 Tillman Lane in Gardnerville.

Jim Wheeler

Jim Wheeler

The house on Tillman is owned by Jim DeGraffenreid, the newly elected vice chair of the Nevada Republican party, and a friend of Wheeler’s.

News 4 contacted DeGraffenreid and asked him how often Wheeler stays at his house.

DeGraffenreid told us, “I can’t say for sure. Maybe one or two nights a week.”

We asked Stephanie Kearney who lives right next door at 963 Tillman Lane if Wheeler lives next door.

“Not to my knowledge, no,” Kearney told us.

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