In this race, two millennials look to represent the heart of Sparks. Incumbent Donald Abbott, a business owner, was first elected in 2016 as the youngest Sparks City Councilmember ever and considers the creation of the Sparks Senior Citizens Advisory Committee as one of his top accomplishments. Wendy Stolyarov owns Bighorn Communications, a firm that works primarily with labor groups, and previously ran for mayor in 2018. She includes housing, wages and equality as her top priorities.
Spark’s Ward 1 encompasses southwestern Sparks, including Downtown Sparks. Municipal races in Nevada are non-partisan.