Ely native and independent filmmaker Dutch Marich looks over the shoulder of his Director of Photography Miguel Ordaz as he frame a shot on his camera.

Ely native and independent filmmaker Dutch Marich looks over the shoulder of his Director of Photography Miguel Ordaz as he frame a shot on his camera.

Republican state officials celebrated their recent victories throughout several state offices on Saturday at the annual Lincoln Day Breakfast held this year inside the Bristlecone Convention Center.

Among those in attendance were Nevada’s Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske, Lieutenant Governor Mark Hutchison, State Senator Pete Goicoechea, State Treasurer Dan Schwartz and State Controller Ron Knecht. Each member of the state government took turns speaking at a podium set up on the stage inside the convention space, thanking the 121 people in attendance for turning out to vote in last November’s general election.

“White Pine County and the rural counties made possible the election of me and my fellow Republican candidates in a big and meaningful way,” Hutchison said at the event.

After a catered breakfast from Racks Bar and Grill was served, White Pine County Commissioner and Chairman of the County Central Committee Mike Coster opened the proceedings by having all the elected Republicans in the room stand up. A round of applause met the more than one dozen elected conservatives who stood in the room