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Clerk-Treasurer — Republican
Stephanie J. Brooks
Position sought: Douglas County Clerk-Treasurer Place of residence: Gardnerville Occupation: Accountant Tech for Nevada State Office of Energy Age: 43 Contact information: Brooks firstname.lastname@example.org Education: Associates degree in accounting from Western Nevada College Graduating from UNR this year with a bachelor’s degree in accounting Honors: Honorary Member of the Carson City 20-30 Club Nevada Energy Economy Strike Force Team Member Platform: Through my experience as a business owner, I have gained sensitivity to people’s needs and understand how to effectively serve them in the best and worst of times. I am an advocate of giving back to my community. I believe in responsible management and in ‘touting’ who we are and what we have to offer as a county to those around us and those passing through. I believe that I will maintain the high standard that the citizens of Douglas County expect and demand. I know that I will use my past experience, my present commitment and my future vision to help chart the course of the treasurer's office. I know that if I am Treasurer, we will provide excellent service while treating taxpayers fairly and courteously. I will responsibly manage the integrity of the county's finances and the excellence of Douglas County's fiscal reputation. I support greater community involvement of local experts and understand the added value that their knowledge and expertise can bring in working towards a prosperous future for you and me in Douglas County. I fully understand the direct correlation between a prosperous county and the quality of life that is available to those who live here. As county treasurer, I will work to build a county that is thriving economically without negatively impacting the peacefulness of our community. I am committed to the community; dedicated to progress.
Position sought: Douglas County Clerk-Treasurer Place of residence: Gardnerville Occupation: Gov. Gibbons’ deputy chief of staff Age: 66 Contact information: Hettrick email@example.com Education: After graduating from Salinas High School, I attended Claremont Men’s College. I left there to work in the family business when the economy faltered. After moving to Nevada, I took courses at Western Nevada College. I have taught and taken numerous leadership courses. Record of Service: 14 years in the Nevada Assembly Honors: Outstanding Freshman Legislator 1993 National Toll Fellow 1996 National Republican Legislator of the Year 2001 Nevada System of Higher Education Distinguished Nevadan 2008 Platform: I became interested in the office of clerk-treasurer when I learned that several respected residents of Douglas County were actively searching for someone to file and run for the office. After making numerous phone calls, it is clear that the incumbent has focused on the day to day operations. There are opportunities to enhance office function through new technologies that are available to the county for little or no cost. By being more active in the Legislature, we can generate additional revenue for the county. By working with the other clerks and treasurers, we can improve elections and our investment results. I believe I have the leadership and administrative skills to improve the operation of the clerk-treasurer’s office.
Position sought: Douglas County ClerkTreasurer Place of residence: Minden Occupation: Current Douglas County ClerkTreasurer, Certified Public Accountant Age: 47 Contact information: 783-9373 firstname.lastname@example.org tedthran.com Incumbency: Appointed clerk-treasurer Aug. 31, 2008 Education: Douglas High School 1981 Valedictorian – 4.0 GPA University of Nevada,Reno with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration – Accounting Major Graduated in 1986 Record of Service: I joined the clerk-treasurer’s office in May of 1999 after having worked successfully for a local CPA firm named Freeman and Williams CPAs for 13 years. During my time at Freeman and Williams, I supervised and performed audits for local government Indian Tribes as well privately owned companies. I’ve also prepared budgets for the governmental entities and did rate studies and forecasts for refuse companies both locally and in the Bay area. Working for the clerk-treasurer’s office prior to my appointment as clerk-treasurer, I worked as the accountant in the office preparing monthly bank reconciliations, preparing monthly bond and state payments, apportioning interest earnings to respective funds, reviewing and assisting in writing internal control policies, cash handling policies and investment policies. I assisted in the implementation of the county wide cash receipting system. I was one of the main team members to implement touch screen voting in Douglas County. Additionally, I worked closely with Barbara Griffin in the development of audit guidelines for electronic voting. I worked closely with Barbara Griffin during all the elections. I worked the DMV desk at Tahoe General Services, prepared marriage licenses, FFNs,
dog licenses, been involved in the billing and collection of property taxes and I have a good working relationship with the clerks in the courts. Upon being appointed Thran clerk-treasurer on August 31, 2008, My first duty was to run 2008 General Election. One of the largest elections Douglas County has ever seen and it was a successful one. Also, in order to save the taxpayer’s money, I decided to still perform my old position of accountant and assist wherever I can when staff are absent. Additionally, since Tahoe General Services provides DMV services, the staff and I were able to bring the same services to the senior center when the state took DMV away from the area. During this past winter, I successfully combined the clerk’s office and treasurer’s office back to the Old Courthouse with the hope of both offices assisting one another in their duties in the future. We were also able to close the election center out at the airport and bring it to the Old Courthouse. I will continue to strive to provide the best customer service we can provide and save tax payer dollars at the same time. Honors: Family Support Council 19932001 Carson Valley Kiwanis 2003 to present Carson Valley Hurricanes Travel softball team coach 2005 to present Head coach Douglas High School JV softball team 2007- to present Platform: As your clerk-treasurer I will continue to exercise sensitive, professional and moral judgments, in the public interest, at the highest level of integrity, by being objective and independent, using due care and having honorable behavior even if it hurts me. I will continue to be creative and innovative in providing the best customer service to the public and at the same time saving the public tax dollars.
Minden Town Board — Non-partisan
Position sought: Minden Town Board Occupation: Businesswoman Age: 57 Record of Service: I enjoy helping put on events which bring people to Minden to enjoy all that we have to offer. With the help from friends, we started the Esmeralda Farmers Market, which is entering its fourth year on Stangle June 1. I have worked on the Spring Arts and Craft Fair, which is celebrating 24 years this year and the Fall Street Celebration which will observe its 26th year in September. Also I have helped put on the Christmas Market held the first weekend in December, and have been helping for 19 years. Honors: I am a third-generation Carson Valley native. I have lived in the Town of Minden for 34 years and owned my home for 32 years. I’ve worked in Minden since I was 15 years old, starting at the Town and Country store in old town Minden, which moved over to 1600 Esmeralda Ave. in 1972. The Town and Country then became Tumblewind a short time later. I purchased the business from Tom and Norma Andrews in 1987. The business changed from clothing to antiques and collectibles 15 years ago. Platform: I have two children, Jeanine, who lives in Las Vegas and Mat, who lives in Reno, and I have one grandchild, Jordan, who is the love of my life. I love Minden and the people here and hope to continue to help in any way that I can. I am running for the town board because I feel that I am involved in our community and have more to contribute and look forward to the opportunity to serve the town and its people.
Position sought: Minden Town Board Occupation: Retired principal Age: 57 Education: Bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Nevada, Reno Record of Service: Douglas High School principal Platform: As a 52 year resident of Carson Valley, with the last 22 years spent in the Town of Minden, Condron I am keenly aware of the fantastic quality of life we enjoy in this beautiful geographical setting. The Town of Minden produces this fine quality of living as a direct result of the town’s outstanding leadership over the past several decades. My decision to run for a position on the board is motivated by my desire to maintain the leadership necessary to continue and expand on this level of quality, not only for my family, but the many wonderful members of this community. My longevity within this community, in concert with my training and experience as a retired school administrator, uniquely qualifies me for the tasks of a Minden Town Board member. After earning both bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Nevada, Reno, 28 rewarding years were dedicated to a career teaching students and administering four different schools here in Carson Valley. These experiences will help me in working with the Town of Minden’s growing budget, in managing the important people who work for our town, and in problem solving the many upcoming challenges Minden will face in the future. I am fortunate to be a candidate in a pool of seven very qualified people. I have confidence that the voters in Minden will choose the best three candidates for the future Minden Town Board. I look forward to serving the people of our community.
Position sought: Minden Town Board Occupation: Property Management/Development Age: 46 Contact information: (775) 720-2372 email@example.com Education: Douglas High School, 1982 Hellwinkel California Polytechnic State Univ. San Luis Obispo, Calif. Bachelor of Science – business 1988 Platform: If elected to a position on the town board, I can provide experience coming from the private sector as a former business owner/operator. As an owner in a family business (C.O.D. Garage Co.), my responsibilities covered a broad spectrum, as well as building rapport with customers, local residents and businesses. This position allows me the opportunity to give back to the town I grew up in and serve the residents to the best of my ability. I would appreciate your vote and invite any questions you may have regarding the position sought, thank you.
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Minden Town Board — Non-partisan
Position sought: Minden Town Board Occupation: Professional land surveyor Age: 49 Contact information: (775) 782-8483; email@example.com Record of Service: Douglas County Bernard Wildlife Advisory Board (15 years, six years as chairman), Assistant Varsity Basketball Coach, Douglas High School (five years), Coach for Various Youth Team Sports Honors: Professional Land Surveyor (1993), Water Rights Surveyor (2009), Varsity Basketball State Champions, Douglas High School (1979) Platform: A lifelong resident of Douglas County, it has always been my desire to give back to the community that raised me. An avid sportsman with a love for wildlife, I am grateful to those before me who preserved natural populations. As a result, it was my honor to serve with the local body that preserves these populations for future generations. With seats opening on the Minden Town Board, I have an opportunity, if elected, to further give back and help shape the future of my community. I believe my professional experience has provided me with knowledge and tools to distinguish me for a position on the Minden Town Board. Working for Minden-based engineering and land surveying firms over 30 years, my responsibilities have included water rights, infrastructure design, floodplain regulations, land planning, and project management. Having spent each day since the age of two as a resident or employee in Minden, I benefit from a background and special perspective on the journey Minden has taken, which helps me to see where Minden might yet go. It has been my great fortune to grow up here. This town’s future is my future, so I truly care about decisions that affect the Town of Minden. My intent is to carry on the fine legacy set by previous board members and to pursue the goals and objectives they have set forth.
List of races
U.S. Senate Democrat Eduardo "Mr. Clean" Hamilton Alex Miller Carlo Poliak Harry Reid Republican Sharron Angle Gary Bernstein John Chachas Chad Christensen Sue Lowden Garn Mabey Gary Marinch Brian Nadell Bill Parson Wil Stand Cecilia Stern Terry Suominen Danny Tarkanian U.S. Representative Democrat Denis "Sam" Dehne Nancy Price Ken McKenna Republican Patrick J. Colletti Dean Heller Governor Democrats Frederick L. Conquest Rory Reid Republicans Jim Gibbons Stan Lusak Michael L. Montandon Brian Sandoval Tony Atwood Lt. Governor Democrats Robert E. "Bob" Goodman Jessica Sferrazza Republicans Brian K. Krolicki Paul Murad Robert S. Randazzo Barbara Lee Woollen State Controller Republicans Gregory Nance Dagani Barry Herr Attorney General Republicans Travis Barrick Jacob Hafter Capital Senate District Republicans James Arnold Settelmeyer Steve Yeater Assembly District 39 Republicans Kelly Kite Janet Murphy Barbara Smallwood Jim Wheeler Douglas County Clerk-Treasurer Republicans Stephanie Brooks Lynn Hettrick Ted Thran Minden Town Board Matt Bernard Charlie Condron Jon S. Erb Robert Hellwinkel Robert Pohlman William R. Souligny Roxanne Stangle Alpine County Superior Court Judge Robert Henderson Thomas D. Kolpacoff William A. Richmond Supervisor District 1 John Jackson Donald M. Jardine Mono County Board of Supervisors District 4 Tim Fesko Tim Hansen Renn Nolan Bob Tems Mono County Sheriff Douglas Northington Rick Scholl
Jon S. Erb
Position sought: Minden Town Board Occupation: Civil engineer Age: 44 Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org Education: Douglas High School 1984 Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, UNR 1990 Erb Record of Service: 10 years as engineer project manager for Parsons Corporation managing engineering project design, budget, and construction 20 years total of engineering experience in traffic design and project management, which includes various positions to perform and review traffic studies, corridor studies, development review consultant for Douglas County, other Nevada counties and the Nevada Department of Transportation Team leader for state and county road safety audits for various localities in Northern Nevada Honors: Certified Project Manager Parsons Corporation since 2006 Registered Nevada Licensed Professional Engineer Platform: As a Douglas County resident for 42 years, I would like to use my experience as a professional engineer to be a part of maintaining the high standard of community and continuity. I appreciate how Minden has been able to maintain a small town atmosphere with a modern edge all the while keeping the residents and businesses as top priority. The town has been able to make improvements that stay within economical sustainability, and that is an accomplishment that I want to continue as a future board member. I feel the new board’s responsibility is continuing to make common sense decisions that represent the residents and the interests of businesses. I see a need to promote business growth to fill vacant buildings and complete unfinished projects that have been squelched by the recent economic plight, and even make these an immediate priority. The Town of Minden is a unique community, one that deserves a strong commitment, and that is why I want to be your town board member.
Position sought: Minden Town Board Occupation: Retired Systems Engineer and Financial Planner Age: 73 Contact information: (775) 782-8982 (775) 781-3291 email@example.com Pohlman Education: Baldwin-Wallace College, BS in Physics and Mathematics Adelphi University, Certified Financial Planner Record of Service: Winhaven Garden Homeowners Association, Past President 2006-2009 Western Nevada College Douglas Campus, Initial Fundraising and Advisory Board Member 1995-2000 Nevada Silver Haired Legislative Forum, Douglas County Representative 1999 Shriners’ Hospitals for Children, Northern Nevada, Children Screening Clinics and Telemedicine Chairman 2000 to present Carson Valley United Methodist Church, Building Construction Planning and Development Coordinator 1995-1997 Carson City First United Methodist Church, Endowment and Finance Committee Member Douglas County Food Bank, Board of Directors 1998 Carson River Coalition, Member Eastern Nevada Landscape Coalition, Member Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Tahoe Basin Chapter, Co-chairman Platform: As a Minden resident for the past 16 years, I have served on both county and community boards to address issues. From raising funds to build the Western Nevada College Douglas campus, serving on the WNC advisory board, serving on the Nevada legislative forum, building a church, and administering a homeowner association, my technical skills and financial planning analysis abilities have helped build a stronger community. During those 16 years, I have maintained an active interest in the Town of Minden and its development, economically and socially. My goals as a Town of Minden board member are: To preserve our town heritage and commitment to residents and businesses to retain its quality as a place to live, congregate, and enjoy commercial, cultural, social, and historical activities, To protect and preserve the town’s water rights and retain the quality of our water while fostering the beneficial use of the water and ensure wise use of our wetlands and nature resources for our children and grandchildren to enjoy, To encourage innovation in storm water management and quality and to act in the best interest of the Town of Minden in each issue before the board and to seek input from our citizens. I have the ability to work with diverse groups and persons with diverse opinions to achieve consensus toward achieving established goals and objectives. I look forward to using my talents and skills to serve on the Town of Minden board.
William R. Souligny
Position sought: Minden Town Board Occupation: Retired, Budget Analyst II Age: 65 Contact information: 782-3832 firstname.lastname@example.org Education: WNCC; Associate Applied Science Criminal Justice ATE Santa Monica; Airline Transport Pilot, Souligny Flight Instructor Dale Carnegie Leadership Scholarship Record of Service: Board Member Winhaven HOA U.S. Air Force; Enlisted E-4, 17 months Vietnam, Air Force Commendation Medal for performance of duty under fire, Vietnam service medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Foreign Service Medal, Sharpshooter Medal, Good Conduct Medal, honorably discharged. Honors: Governor's Award for Team Building Commendation from Chief NHP for implementing the State Uniform Crime Reporting program Dale Carnegie Leadership Scholarship Platform: I am running for office as a Minden Town Board member because I believe in protecting the significant investments we have in our town including street maintenance and snow removal, flood mitigation, our excellent water and trash services, and fully utilizing the CVIC Hall and two parks. Under the loyal, efficient, and competent stewardship of Mssers. David Sheets, Bob Hadfield, and Ross Chichester, Minden met these goals and yet has has accommodated growth while remaining accessible, friendly, and vibrant. If I am elected, town residents can be assured of continuity of policy, my dedication to task, and, open, transparent dialog. I believe in protecting our assets and living within our budget. I support the goals of the Minden Town Plan for Prosperity which insists on the preservation of our quality of life, historical heritage, economic viability and the capitalization of the scenic beauty of our natural surroundings. I believe my 42 years in residence along with my volunteerism with the Douglas County Engine Company, Carson Valley 20-30, Nevada Wing Civil Air Patrol, and volunteer tax assistant, coupled with my extensive state budget experience have prepared me to serve the town and my neighbors. It would be a privilege to be elected.
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Supervisor District 1
Position sought: Supervisor Dist. 1 Alpine County Place of residence: Markleeville Occupation: Truck Driver Age: 56 Jackson Contact information: email@example.com Education: Douglas High School, Western Nevada College Record of Service: My work experience has varied throughout the years, starting at an early age working at the Markleeville General Store, Brown’s Café (Toll Station), Markleeville Gas, and Grover Hot Springs State Park. In later years I also worked for Alpine School District and Alpine County Road Department. For seven years I served on the Gardnerville Volunteer Fire Department. Platform: My many years of living and working in Alpine County have given me a good foundation and understanding of Alpine County needs and services. I have also managed several businesses in Nevada and the last 15 years have been owner operator of my own business with my wife, Kim. I believe I have the skills and problem solving ability that this position requires. Thank you for your consideration of my application.
Donald M. Jardine
Position sought: Alpine County Supervisor, District 1 Place of residence: Markleeville Occupation: Equipment Operator/County Supervisor Age: 59 Contact information: (530)694-2209 firstname.lastname@example.org Incumbency: Elected in 1986. Re-elected five times with more than 23 years in office. Education: American River College, Sacramento, CA (1975-1977) civil engineering major. Various ongoing courses through the State of California Record of Service: Enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1969, Vietnam (1970-1971), honorably discharged 1972 Alpine County Search & Rescue (1973-1975) Alpine County Reserve Deputy Sheriff (1975 1986) Alpine County Volunteer Fireman - Markleeville (1980 to present) Alpine County Historical Society (Life member
since 1986) Alpine County EMT 1 (1983 - 1986) Veterans of Foreign Wars (Life Member) American Avalanche Association (Professional Jardine Member) Alpine County/South Lake Tahoe PUD Contract Commission (Chair) Honors: Carson Water Subconservancy District Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board (Appointed by Gov. Schwarzenegger, Confirmed by the California State Senate) Sierra Nevada Conservancy (East Sierra SubRegion's Appointment, Alpine, Mono and Inyo Counties) Alpine Watershed Group (Liaison) Alpine Fire Safe Council (Liaison) Platform: As your county supervisor, I am working to preserve the resources that make Alpine County unique while supporting responsible growth. We, as a community, have and will continue to face many challenges as
we step into the future. Over the years, as your county supervisor, I have taken a balanced approach toward county services, supporting public safety, core county services, and important cultural services such as library, museum, parks, etc. We live in financially challenging times, but we will face these challenges as we have in the past, with a balanced and responsible approach. We all know we live within the wild-land interface and the continuing need for fuels reduction and defensible space, and I will continue to support this work. We are seeing the potential for land use changes, and I will continue to seek your input. I have had a monthly District 1 community meeting for several years. Input is important and we will continue to have these meetings. As your representative on the county board, I have and will continue to research and study each issue, weigh each alternative, and arrive at a fair decision. I am optimistic about what the future holds for us and hope to have your support in the upcoming election.
Superior Court Judge
Robert (Bob) Henderson
Position sought: Judge of the Superior Court of California, Alpine County Place of residence: South Lake Tahoe Occupation: Attorney Age: 61 Contact information: (530) 400Henderson 7749 Bob@rhrc-law.com www.electRobertHenderson.com Education: University of California at Santa Barbara, A.B. University of California Hastings College of the Law, J.D. Record of Service: California Army National Guard, 1971-1977. Honorable discharge. Honors: Thurston Society, Order of the Coif, Editor Hastings Law Journal, served as judge pro tem Alpine County and El Dorado County. Platform: I have practiced in the Alpine County and El Dorado County courts for more than 35 years. Since 2001 I have represented Alpine County’s Department of Health and Human Services in all of its juvenile dependency cases. I have a strong work ethic, high integrity, and am well known in the Alpine and El Dorado county courts for my competence and excellent legal skills. My judicial philosophy is that each case needs to be carefully evaluated as to what the law is to make sure the law is fairly applied to the facts and to not substitute the judge’s idea of what’s fair and right It is also important that a judge have experience in a broad variety of legal matters. My experience includes civil litigation, probate, real property, business transactions, juvenile law, family law, and criminal. I care passionately about the law and believe that that passion is important in a judicial officer to best serve those before the court as well as the interests of the community, including public safety. My wife, Margo, and I look forward to moving to Alpine County. My training, experience, and competence make me well suited to serve as the next superior court judge in Alpine County. I am endorsed by Alpine County Superior Court Judge J. Hilary Cook (Ret.), former Alpine County Sheriff and current supervisor Skip Veatch, former Alpine County Sheriff Larry Kuhl, Supervisor Don Jardine, Fire Chief Buck McLelland of Woodfords Volunteer Fire Department, and many concerned Alpine County residents.
Thomas D. Kolpacoff
Position sought: Alpine County Superior Court Judge Place of residence: South Lake Tahoe Occupation: Alpine County Public Defender Kolpacoff Age: 62 Contact information: email@example.com Education: Juris Doctorate Degree from Western State University in 1971 Platform: I am proud to have served as Alpine County's public defender for the past five years, and have assisted clients in a wide variety of civil and criminal matters for over 38 years. My trial experience includes more than 50 jury trials, including matters ranging from misdemeanors to felony murder. I am proud to have served as a judge pro tem in El Dorado County and an arbitrator and mediator, helping parties achieve their own practical solutions to legal disputes. I am honored to have the endorsement of the Alpine County Deputy Sheriff's Association in this election, as well as numerous local attorneys and judges. As a judge, I promise first and foremost to follow the law, not to make law from the bench. Throughout my career, I have looked for practical solutions to realworld legal problems, and look forward to putting those same strong problem-solving skills to work as a judge. I believe that every person in the courtroom deserves not only an opportunity to be heard but the respect of a judge who truly listens. I also value jurors as an essential component of our American legal system, and promise to be sensitive to the time commitment of those who serve as jurors. If elected, we look forward to making our home in Alpine County. I would be honored to serve as your next superior court judge, and I respectfully request your vote.
William A. Richmond
Position sought: Alpine County Superior Court Judge Place of residence: Markleeville Occupation: Alpine County District Attorney Age: 67 Richmond Contact information: P.O. Box 12, Markleeville, CA 96120 (530) 554-4536 WillRichmond.info Incumbency: I have been district attorney since February 2003. Education: Stanford University, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Hastings College of the Law, JD (Juris Doctor) Record of Service: District Attorney of Alpine County District Attorney of Tulare County Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of California Deputy District Attorney for Santa Clara County Litigation Attorney for Ropers, Majeski et al, Redwood City, California Deputy District Attorney for Tulare County Associate and Partner with Hurlbutt, Clevenger, Long & Richmond, Visalia Circuit Prosecutor for Sierra Nevada Counties Honors: President, Mono County Bar Association President, San Joaquin Valley District Attorneys Association Chairman, Ethics Committee, California District Attorneys Association Member, Ethical Considerations Committee, American Bar Association Member, Committee for the Administration of Justice, California State Bar Member, Board of Directors of the
California District Attorneys Association Instructor, San Jose State College Instructor, University of California Extension Instructor, National College of District Attorneys Platform: I enjoy living, working, skiing, hiking, voting, and participating in our Alpine County community, where I have served as your district attorney since 2003. I am now a candidate for Alpine County Superior Court judge. My experience as a prosecutor and as a private litigation attorney has given me the utmost respect for our courts, and for the important role they play in our community. Please consider these qualifications, and give me an opportunity to serve you on our Alpine County Superior Court: ■ I have spent 30 years protecting the law abiding public, as a prosecutor pursuing the conviction and punishment of criminals. I have done this as a line deputy, as an elected district attorney, as an assistant United States attorney, and as a circuit prosecutor. I have done this in state and federal courts, rural and urban communities, and at both trial and appellate levels. I have tried cases ranging from murder to drunk driving, and most other crimes. ■ I have spent an additional 10 years in private practice as a civil litigator, preparing and presenting civil matters in court on behalf of private clients. ■ As a superior court judge, I would bring to the bench 40 years of courtroom related experience in both public service and private practice. I will use this experience to guide an Alpine County Superior Court that is fair and even handed, firm and consistent, and never forgets respect for the law abiding public I have spent my career protecting.
The guide’s methodology
A lot of candidates responded to our mailed requests for information, and quite a few didn’t. We’re happy to say that we have all the Douglas and Alpine county candidates in this year’s guide. But there was a substantial number of state and federal candi-
dates who did not respond either to our letter sent to the address they listed with the Secretary of State’s Office or a second attempt by e-mail. We’re happy to share what we’ve learned with our readers in case they would like to try and contact one of these candidates themselves. Kurt Hildebrand, Editor
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Position sought: Mono County Supervisor District 4 Place of residence: Coleville Occupation: Small Business Owner (Motel & RV Resort, General Contractor) Age: 50 Fesko Contact information: (530)495-2255 firstname.lastname@example.org www.fesko4supervisor.com Education: Graduate, Yerba Buena High School San Jose West Valley College, architecture major, AA degree, Saratoga, Calif. Platform: I believe in fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government, private property rights and free markets. I hold that we have “unalienable rights” by our Creator. Chiefly among these are the rights to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” I have been a small business owner for over 28 years. I have been directly involved in the local business community and tourism for the past 13 years in Mono County. I am an active member of the Antelope Valley Regional Planning Advisory Committee (RPAC) for ~10 years, one of those being chairman. I am very active in the Northern Mono Chamber of Commerce for the past 10 years. I am one of the founders of the Eastern Sierra ATV Jamboree, a yearly event that helps bring much needed tourism to Antelope Valley and Mono County. As your supervisor, I will work for you. I am here to serve you and am directly responsible to you. I do not take this position lightly. I believe that government is here to serve the people. While Mono County has many good, hardworking employees, there are problems with government, and they need to be addresses. With the current fiscal problems we are facing there will be hard choices to make, but as a people, we can come through this and for the better. It is time for a breath of fresh air and I feel that I am that breath. Please visit my Web site or contact me directly for more detailed information on my views.
Position sought: Mono County Supervisor District 4 Place of residence: Coleville Occupation: Retired Lockheed Martin, Aerospace Age: 60 Tems Contact information: (530) 495-2729, email@example.com Education: Bachelor of Science in Business and Management from University of Redlands. Certificate in Management Development from the University of Southern California. Record of Service: Vietnam veteran, six years US Marine Corps and four years Naval reserves. Platform: During my 38 years with Lockheed Martin in Palmdale/Lancaster (Southern Antelope Valley), I held increasingly responsible positions starting from supervisor and advancing to manager, division manager and program manager. In these positions I effectively interfaced with government officials both elected and military, I also gained the respect of how and what makes the wheels of the government turn. Government of the people, by the people, for the people. My goal, then, plainly stated, is that the people should govern, and the representative should lesson and serve with honesty and integrity, as well as respect for individual rights, and human freedom. I’ve had the pleasure to work with many of the local, city and county government officials. I served on several committees dealing with community issues ranging from schools and education, labor and employment, expansion of the community, facility expansion, property development, environmental concerns, waste management and transportation. I have learned how complex decision making can be when you have constituents on both sides of any given issue. Keeping everyone satisfied with any given result is practically impossible and that can be difficult for people to come to terms with. I plan to bring to the Board of Supervisors Office the respect and appreciation I’ve learned for the concerns and needs of people in small communities. I also appreciate the need for, and will bring to this position, a strong open leadership and honest representation.
Position sought: Mono County Supervisor District 4 Place of residence: Mono Lake Occupation: Owns High Sierra Brine Shrimp Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org Record of Service: U.S. Army served one tour Hansen of duty in Vietnam Honors: He recently served two terms on the Mono County Grand Jury, and is vice-chair of the Mono Basin RPAC. Platform: “What motivates me to run for District 4 Supervisor now is my growing concern that we are at risk of losing the qualities and uniqueness that still exist in District 4,” Hansen states. “As supervisor I would work to maintain and preserve the attributes of District 4 that make it a unique part of our county.” Hansen is concerned that multiple use recreation, agriculture, and responsible resource development are all under attack. “Citizens of District 4 need to act now to protect what we love and value in our district, as well as the things that support our economy, or we may discover it’s too late.” Hansen has a number of specific concerns. “Fishing and agriculture are the two backbones of the District 4 economy. We can’t afford to see reductions in either sector.” Hansen contends that agriculture and tourism can enhance each other and help our economy. “Some of the most beautiful views in Mono County include irrigated meadows that are up against the base of some of the world’s most beautiful mountains.” Hansen believes that multiple use recreation, agriculture, and responsible resource development should all be preserved in District 4. “If done responsibly, these activities can enhance each other, not detract from one another. I don’t believe anyone has an exclusive right to use or abuse our natural environment. Responsible development and reasonable, fair regulation is the key to maintaining the economic diversity we enjoy in District 4.” He is particularly concerned about reductions in fish stocking programs that threaten local recreational fishing. He believes Mono County must anticipate reductions in stocking and continue to develop contingency plans to maintain the local fisheries. He also is a strong advocate of agriculture. “Our agricultural past and present should be encouraged, not stifled,” he states. “Families who produce food and feed products are one of this most important segments of this county.”
Position sought: Mono County Supervisor District 4 Place of residence: Bridgeport
Occupation: Retired Contact information: email@example.com Record of Service: Former Mono County ClerkTreasurer 1976 to 2006
Position sought: Mono County Sheriff Place of residence: Crowley Lake Occupation: Sheriff Contact information: www.facebook.com/pages/Re-Elect-Rick-SchollMono-County-Sheriff-Official-Fan-Page Incumbency: Seeking re-election Platform: Community oriented policing, that is the core value of my direction as your sheriff. I want the communities and sheriff's office to work together to identify problems, collabrate on solutions and work together to enhance the quality of life for all citizens and visitors to Mono County. If you have any questions, the Scholl sheriff's office web site is www.monosheriff.org, or call my office. Platform: My platform is about bringing quality leadership back to the position of Mono County Sheriff. I will ensure that the Mono County Sheriff’s Department becomes proactive in its law enforcement role instead of reactive as it is currently. I will be instituting an effective call out system to ensure faster response times to calls for service and crimes in progress. I will be an advocate for community oriented policing including bringing a quality DARE program back into our local schools. In addition I will be restructuring the current patrol patterns and beat responsibilities to reduce crime and provide increased service to the communities we serve. I will be establishing a new staff evaluation process, which will lead to increased productivity, service, morale and professionalism. During these difficult economic times it is smarter than ever to share training between agencies to ensure the public that all personnel receive the most up to date training possible, all at the lowest possible cost to the taxpayers. Fiscally managing the sheriffs department will be a top priority as county revenues decrease. I will seek out alternative funding sources to replace lost revenue to continue the departments mission to protect and serve with the highest levels of service possible. Thank you and discover the difference June 8, 2010.
Position sought: Mono County Sheriff Place of residence: Bridgeport for the past 22 years Occupation: Highway patrolman for 28 years Age: 49 Contact information: www.dougforsheriff2010.com Northington firstname.lastname@example.org Education: I attended the California Highway Patrol Academy in Sacramento, Calif., graduating in August 1982. Record of Service: I was assigned to the East Los Angeles Office and voluntarily transferred to the El Cajon Office in 1984 where I worked for four years prior to transferring to the Bridgeport Office in 1988. Over my 28 years in the California Highway Patrol I have completed over 4,000 hours of law enforcement training, allowing me to serve as acting area commander and officer in charge on numerous occasions. In my past 28 years I have received numerous commendations for going above and beyond the call of duty and for life saving efforts from various division chiefs and area commanders.
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Assembly District No. 39 — Republican
Position sought: Assembly District No. 39 Place of residence: Minden Occupation: retired from Pro Group Management Kite Age: 62 Contact information: 267-2626 450-6962 Record of Service: Twelve years of experience serving the people of Douglas County as their elected county commissioner with two plus years as chairman. This background has given me a great deal of insight into issues affecting citizens from Topaz Lake to the Tahoe Basin. Twelve years of service on the five-county Carson Water Sub-Conservancy District defining and solving the critical water issues facing District 39 and Nevada as a whole. ■ Many years of experience working with local, state, and legislative officials adopting measures to protect the private property rights of our citizens. ■ Thirty years of experience as a small businessman dealing with personnel issues, making payroll, and providing customer service while trying to make ends meet. ■ Vietnam Veteran serving from 1966 - 1970 Platform: Jobs, jobs, jobs! There are many important issues facing the next legislature, but jobs will be at the top of the list and will be the driving force to right our economy. Putting people back to work will do more to solve our deficit problems than anything else. Keeping government from throwing up additional roadblocks in the form of business taxes and unreasonable regulations will be a tremendous aid. We must allow the business community to flourish again. How do you plan to get your platform in front of the voting public? Most of all with as much personal contact with the people possible, mailings, then advertising with local media followed by my web site, kellykite.com, and Facebook. Why should voters choose you over the other candidates? Most importantly, I care about the future of Nevada! I make no empty promises, I stand by my word and my record as a county commissioner. My experience will be necessary as state government faces many challenges in the next session.
Position sought: Assembly District No. 39 Place of residence: Roundhill/Jacks Valley Occupation: Administrator 19 years of TahoeDouglas Utility District Age: 48 Contact information: email@example.com Murphy facebook.com/murphyfor assembly Education: Record of Service: 12 years at Nevada State Legislature and 19 years at Tahoe-Douglas Platform: Make Nevada fiscally responsible and diversify the economy to create jobs. It’s a 2-year term, I can walk in and do the job. I have the experience and the knowledge. And a vested interest since I manage a governmental entity, still today. She is a 22-year Douglas County resident.
Position sought: Assembly District 39 Place of residence: Gardnerville Occupation: Nevada Licensed Real Estate Agent Age: 63 Contact information: 782-7915 firstname.lastname@example.org www.barbarasmallwood.com Smallwood Education: Attended Pierce, Jr. College, Woodland Hills, CA. and Valley College, Van Nuys, CA. Western Nevada Community College, Carson City and Douglas, NV. She attended Public Officials Classes on Surface Water Issues, Nevada Drinking Water Regulations, Ground Water Treatment Options, and Emergency Management Preparation conducted by University of Nevada, Reno, NV. and other state associations. Barbara graduated from William S. Hart High School, Newhall, Calif. Honors: Proclamations from the Nevada Association of Counties and Douglas County. Record of Service: Elected to the Douglas County Board of Commissioners and served as vice-chairman. She has also served on many other boards and committees Douglas County Commissioner Dist. 3 • Board of Commissioners ViceChairman • Carson Water Subconservancy District Board Member • Gardnerville Water Company Board of Directors • Upper Carson River Management Plan Committee Member • Douglas County Senior Nutrition Advisor Board Member • Douglas County Regional Transportation Commission Chairman • Tahoe Transportation District • Douglas County Parks & Recreation Board • Western Nevada Development District • Law Library Douglas County • Douglas County Master Plan and Development Code • Gardnerville Town Board Chairman • Drug Free School Task Force Member Platform: Thirty years ago, I chose to live in Nevada. The quality of life, the diversity of the people, and the opportunities for all of our citizens were, as they still are today, without equal. A strong business climate means no corporate or personal state income taxes. I am a fiscal conservative; I took the Tax Pledge not to increase taxes. Our favorable tax climate is necessary to keep Nevada competitive to attract new businesses and retain existing businesses for jobs. As we did in Douglas County during my term on the county board of commissioners, we need to shrink the size of government. I will champion strong fiscal leadership to solve our current budget deficits, so that our children and their descendants can, decades from now, still experience the Nevada we know and love. With zero based budgets, green/sustainable economic development, educational excellence, protecting our right to keep and bear arms, fighting for state sovereignty, I will join like-minded conservative legislators to change our government to serve the will of the people. “A” rated by the National Rifle Association 2010. You have my commitment to work for you. I want to be your citizen legislator to take your ideas, opinions and arguments to the Assembly for you. I want to be your voice at the state level. I am open, accessible, available and enthusiastic. Together we will be heard. That is why I am a candidate for State Assembly and I would appreciate your vote.
Position sought: Assembly District No. 39 Place of residence: Johnson Lane Occupation: Businessman Age: 56 Contact information: email@example.com www.jimwheeler.us Wheeler (775) 546-3471 Record of Service: U.S. Air Force. San Bernardino County Sheriff, Special Deputy Platform: I am a fiscally conservative Republican that believes in smaller government and the personal and business freedoms guaranteed by our constitution. I am not a politician; I spent 14 years as CEO of an automotive parts manufacturing firm and a few years after that running a small horse and cattle operation. In other words, I am a businessman and average citizen who believes in a “citizen government” and is tired of politics as usual at all levels of our government. I know what it takes to create jobs. Higher taxes and debt will only drive jobs away. We are currently facing the largest budget shortfall in out state’s history. We have all heard the “doom and gloom” predictions and we are all worried what will become of our state. I however am an optimist. I believe that we have an incredible opportunity to get our spending under control and to actually reduce the size of our government. We have an opportunity to change the way that we do business. We must also create new revenues for the long run, not by raising taxes and fees on existing businesses and citizens, but by making the economy of our state grow. Instead of depending on gaming, tourism and mining, we must use the incredible business atmosphere and natural resources of Nevada to bring in new business, new jobs and diversify our revenue base far into the future. I hope to earn your vote on June 8.
Capital Senate District — Republican
Position sought: Nevada Senate-Capital District Place of residence: Minden Occupation: Rancher Age: 38 Contact information: 450-6114 firstname.lastname@example.org www.james4nevada.org Settelmeyer Education: Douglas High graduate. Received a California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, bachelor of science in agricultural science/education. Attended Concord Law School, graduate National Conference of State Legislators Legislative Academy Graduate Council of State Government Western Leadership Academy Record of Service: Two terms on Assembly District 39 Honors: Carson Valley Conservation District secretary, then chairman. ■ Appointed to the Nevada State Conservation Commission. Elected as the vice chairman the first year, and chairman the second. ■ Received the outstanding young Nevada farmer award in 2003. ■ U. S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency County Committee vice-chairman. ■ In the Legislature, serves on the Commerce and Labor, Governmental Affairs, and Election Procedures and Constitutional Amendments committees. ■ Serves on the Senior and Veterans study committee, and the Blue Ribbon Property Tax Committee. Platform: In these economic times the government, like the people of this great state, are having to do more with less. This is not the time to increase taxes on the people, it is time to find ways to help them. The state needs to evaluate all of its programs and establish if they are meeting their objectives and eliminate or modify ones that are not. The government waste that exists cannot be tolerated and must be discussed whether it is benefiting corporations, unions, or the bureaucracy itself. I and my colleagues already have bills that seek to address these issues. The best government is like a good insurance policy. It costs you money from time to time. It's there for you in bad times and in the good times you don't know it exists. In that vein, I feel government involvement in private affairs should be minimal at most.
Position sought: Nevada Senate-Capital District Place of residence: Dayton Occupation: Businessman Age: 48 Contact information: (775) 291-2551 Yeater www.teamYeater.com steve.yeater@teamYeater.com Record of Service: Served in U.S. Air Force Platform: I am not running for power, prestige, or money. I am running for my kids, your kids, and our neighbor’s kids. The Air Force does a very good job of teaching you how to think “out of the box.” During the special secession I talked to many elected politicians and I came to realize that most if not all either have no political desire to fix this mess or are incapable of coming up with the ideas necessary for the fix. However I am not running against someone as much as for something. I think the state needs real leadership that is willing to address these issues regardless of the political ramifications. We need state leaders who are willing to fight the federal government when the latter over steps its constitutional authority. Finally, we need leaders who will put Nevadans at the head table.
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Governor — Republican
Position sought: Governor Place of residence: Carson City Occupation: Governor Age: 65 Contact information: 305 North Carson Street, Suites 200 and 201 Gibbons Carson City, NV 89701 (775) 884-4022 (800) 498-1724 www.jimgibbons2010.com Incumbency: Seeking re-election Record of Service: Gibbons served three terms in the Nevada State Legislature and was named "Outstanding Freshman Legislator" in 1988, Gibbons rose through the ranks to become Republican Whip of the State Assembly. Gibbons was first elected to represent Nevada's 2nd District in the House of Representatives in 1996. After Jim Gibbons was elected to a fifth term in November 2004, he decided to leave Congress to run for governor of the State of Nevada, and was elected in 2006. Brian Sandoval has served as Nevada’s Attorney General, and as a member and chairman of Nevada Gaming Commission, which oversees Nevada's gaming industry. Sandoval also served for three years as Nevada's at-large Sandoval member of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Governing Board. Before his gaming commission and TRPA appointments, Sandoval served two terms in the Legislature. Age: Mid-60s Contact information: (775) 427-1812
Governor — Democrat
Position sought: Governor Place of residence: Henderson Occupation: Attorney, Clark County commissioner Age: 47 Reid Contact information: Rory2010.com; email@example.com 1-877-RORY-2010 Education: Law degree and bachelor’s degree from BYU; graduate of Clark High School Record of Service: Since 2002 I have overseen one of the largest and most complex county governments in the nation, providing community, social, and business services to more than 2 million residents. I have balanced Clark County’s nearly $7 billion budget every year without raising taxes, while implementing a rainy day fund to hedge against economic downturns. I also led the effort to crack down on lobbying, prevent conflicts of interest, and eliminate gifts to elected officials. Since announcing my candidacy, I have released detailed plans for improving our state’s economy, reforming our struggling education system and improving ethics in state government.
Position sought: Governor Place of residence: Las Vegas Occupation: Professor of anthropology at the College of Southern Nevada Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org Conquest http://fredconquest.com/ Education: PhD in anthropology and a PhD in business administration Record of Service: He worked for more than 10 years as a licensed commodity broker and also in the insurance business as a licensed agent. He published a variety of investment newsletters and is CEO of his own investment-oriented marketing and public relations firm. In the 1980’s, Conquest helped develop the wind farms at Techahapi and Palm Springs in California. He was a vice president of an environmental and industrial products firm dealing in water and agricultural products. In 1986 he became chairman and CEO of a public company that engaged in oil and gas, real estate development and import/export where he dealt with major investment bankers and high ranking ministers on a global basis. email@example.com Education: Bachelor’s degree in EMS management, law degree from George Washington University, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio; Masters of science in health sciences, Cleveland State University
Brian E. Sandoval
Place of residence: Reno Occupation: Counsel, Jones Vargas Age: 46 Contact information: Brian@BrianSandoval.com www.briansandoval.com Education: B.A., University of Nevada in 1986 J.D., The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 1989 Record of Service: A former federal judge,
Stan Lusak — Republican
Place of residence: Fallon Occupation: Retired janitor, ex-postal worker
Lt. Governor — Republican
Position sought: Lieutenant Governor Place of residence: Stateline Occupation: Nevada Lt. Governor Age: 49 Contact information: Krolicki Brian2010@briankrolicki.com www.briankrolicki.com Incumbency: Two terms as Nevada State Treasurer, one term Nevada Lt. Governor Education: Stanford University, bachelors degree Record of Service: I was elected lieutenant governor in 2006. I serve as the chairman of the Nevada Commission on Economic Development, where our efforts have attracted new and exciting businesses to Nevada creating and retaining almost 13,000 jobs and bringing $1.3 billion in new investment during my term in office. I am also the chairman of the Commission on Tourism, where I have led successful efforts to expand non-gaming related tourism to our state. I serve as the vice chairman of the Nevada Department of Transportation and the chairman of the RenoTahoe Winter Games Coalition.
Postition sought: Attorney General Place of Residence: Las Vegas Occupation: Attorney Age: 34 Contact information: (702) 810-4527 www.hafter2010.com
Barbara Lee Woollen
Position sought: Lieutenant Governor Place of residence: Henderson Occupation: Businesswoman & owner of an art gallery Contact information: (702)530-3010 Woollen firstname.lastname@example.org www.whywoollen.com Education: Bachelor’s degree in communications from Annenberg School at Temple University, Philadelphia. Worked as a surgical nurse and attended law school. Record of Service: Thirty years as successful business owner, creating hundreds of jobs, and negotiating hundreds of successful transactions. We grew our business from our apartment to become one of the largest lighting equipment companies in the U.S. As vice president, I did everything from start up financing to acquisition and mergers. We transitioned out of our business in 2007, and opened Art de Vignettes in 2003 to great acclaim.
Lt. Governor — Democrat
Position sought: Lieutenant Governor Place of residence: Reno Occupation: Reno City Councilwoman Age: 36 Contact information: 316 California Ave Suite #3E Sferrazza Reno, NV 89509 (775) 750-2776 email@example.com Education: I graduated from Sparks High School with honors. I am currently in the process of obtaining a Certified Public Official Program Certificate from the University of Nevada, Reno. And, I have completed courses towards a bachelor's degree at Truckee Meadows Community College and the University of Nevada, Reno. Record of Service: President, Nevada League of Cities
Robert E. Goodman
Position sought: Lieutenant Governor Place of residence: Las Vegas Contact information: www.goodman4nevada.com Record of Service: Economic Development Director 1972Goodman 1978
Position sought: Attorney General Place of residence: Las Vegas Occupation: Attorney Contact information: www.travisbarrick.com firstname.lastname@example.org
I am a native son raised in Virginia City, educated in Nevada’s schools, and after completing my Navy duties, have been a pediatrician to Nevada’s children for nearly 30 years. My roots in this state run deep. I was lucky enough to have two sets of parents; my natural father, W.M. “Shorty” Harper was a hard rock miner and my mother, Dorothy, was from the Callahan ranching family. My adopted dad, Ed Colletti, a miner in Virginia City, served as Justice of the Peace there for nearly 30 years. His wife Florence hailed from the Dayton Valley Cooney ranching family. My daughter Krista is a pediatrician in Reno, my son Evan is a molecular biologist at UNR and my adopted daughter Sophia is a sophomore at Reno High School. I believe that Nevada must free itself of the influence of career politicians and special interest groups. We must not only renew our dedication to helping this great State in its hour of need, but we must also spark the country to return to the values of integrity and responsibility in the affairs of government. Only then will we have a chance for lasting prosperity. If I am allowed to represent our great State in the U.S. Congress, you can be sure that I will be my own man and not cater to the wishes of career politicians. It is, and shall ever be, our People, our State and our Country...First. Please visit my website: www.patrickcolletti.com, contact me with your questions, and remember to vote in the primary election on June 8th. I hope you will allow me to represent you in the Congress of the United States.
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Being on the school board would not be just a job for me — I will be involved in this district for many years regardless if I am elected. I think every day about providing my own child with the best education possible. We need a school board member who thinks that way about every child in Carson City.
What are the most important issues that you would address if elected? First, we have a great group of parents who are dedicated and involved in their child’s education. We need to do more to strengthen the partnership between teachers and parents and to support teachers in fulfilling the needs of all the children. For our schools and children to succeed, every parent needs to feel they have a voice in their child’s education. Second, there is the issue of unengaged parents, for whom the educational system seems intimidating, unwelcoming or simply overwhelming. Research now shows the more parental involvement, the greater the student achievement and success of the school. Accordingly, we need to be creative about how we draw more parents into what is going on at school. As a school board member, I would commit myself to increasing parental participation and involvement. I would work to build and strengthen the communication between the district, schools and the community. Why should voters choose you over the other candidates? I am the only candidate in this race with a child in this district, and my family will face the challenges of education in the 21st century along with all the other parents in Carson City. In my life, the benefit of education exceeded my expectations. All the success I have achieved today is because of a desire to learn. Because of my background and struggle with education, and my ultimate success, I believe in the power of a good educational system and the effect it can have on people’s lives. This is not just a job for me. Like many people in our community, my own child’s future depends on the work we do. I have the experience, desire and commitment to be an effective and active board member.
U.S. SENATOR SHARRON ANGLE
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 33058 Reno, NV 89533 Telephone: 775-787-6017 E-mail: email@example.com
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 531450 Henderson, NV 89053 Telephone: 800-983-6896 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Explain your background and how this qualifies you for the position you are seeking. I am a four term state assemblywoman, having represented Washoe County from 1998-2006. I have over 30 endorsements from nation-wide conservative individuals and organizations, including: The Club for Growth, Gun Owners of America, the TEA Party Express, Citizens United, and conservative radio talk show host Mark Levin.
What are the most important issues that you would address if elected? Job creation is the most important issue facing the nation and our state at this time. The federal government needs to cut taxes and spending to foster economic growth and job creation.
Explain your background and how this qualifies you for the position you are seeking. My background consists of working as a teacher, an award-winning journalist, one term as a Nevada state senator and over two decades as a businesswoman. I have excelled in each of my chosen professions and will continue that as our next U.S. senator. In the Nevada state Legislature, I served as Senate majority whip and the chairman of the Senate Taxation Committee. Throughout my legislative service, I was well known as an ardent supporter of low taxes on Nevada’s working families and a fierce proponent of responsible state spending. My work in office earned me the Guardian of Small Business award from the Nevada chapter of the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB), Senator of the Year award from the Clark County Republican Party, the Woman of the Year award by the Republican Women of Las Vegas and the Lifetime Achievement award by the Republican Women of Henderson. What are the most important issues that you would address if elected? Our country is in dire financial shape and the only way out is to limit what the federal government does. The government cannot, and should not, create jobs. Jobs are a function of the private sector. The best way to get out of the mess we are in is to get out of the way of the private sector. We need to encourage entrepreneurs instead of taxing and regulating them out of the country. To accomplish this I would sponsor a balanced budget amendment and a restructuring of our tax code. I will support either the fair tax or the flat tax. I would propose the elimination of the death tax and lowering of business tax and the personal income tax. Then I would support the elimination of all duplicate services and the privatization of all services that are available in the private sector. Why should voters choose you over other candidates? I am the most effective and qualified candidate in this race. All of us are conservatives but the voters of Nevada need to decide who can beat Harry Reid. When I ran for state Senate in 1992 I was told it was impossible to win. I went on to win that race and defeated the sitting Senate Majority Leader of the Nevada Senate. I won that race in a district that the pundits said was impossible. I have stood up to special interests and fought for my business against the most powerful special interest group in Nevada. I never flinched. No other candidate has stood this test. No other candidate has had to step over protestors to get to work. No other candidate has had to face the onslaught I have already withstood.
BARBARA J. MYERS
Mailing Address: 4552 Hillview Drive Carson City, NV 89701 Telephone: 775-882-8817 E-mail: email@example.com
Why should voters choose you over other candidates? I have the proven track record of conservative principles. As a courageous act, I took on then-Gov. Kenny Guinn in 2003 when he tried to increase our taxes by a record-setting $836 million. I sued the Legislature when it tried to suspend the state Constitution to pass those taxes. In Washington, I will be a tireless advocate for the taxpayers of Nevada.
Explain your background and how this qualifies you for the position you are seeking. I have been elected five times to public education boards — three terms on local board of education and two terms on the Nevada State Board of Education/Career and Technical Education Board. I have served a total of 20 years in those elected positions. I have been teaching in the public school system (kindergarten-community college) for 38 years. I think this makes my background unique and shows voters that I’m committed to public education and the students we serve. I believe that every child should be provided with an education that pushes them to meet their potential so that they become productive, involved citizens. I believe that every teacher has high expectations for each and every student. What are the most important issues that you would address if elected? The school district is moving forward with a tax-continuation bond to assure adequate revenue resources for long-term facility needs. The Board of Trustees must be able to help assure that the bond question passes and then follow through with the master plan that has been put in place with the help of many community members. One of the most obvious issues that all boards of education in Nevada are facing is the decreased funding available to public schools. Carson City School District must continue to provide all children with the best education possible while living within a budget. This means tough decisions have to be made when it comes to cuts. I’m a firm believer that the cuts must be made farthest away from the classroom. I believe that taxpayers deserve to know that every tax dollar is being used in the most effective way. Why should voters choose you over other candidates? The CCSD Board of Trustees has lost several of its long-term members. It becomes critical that members coming on to the Board be able to “hit the ground running.” I know the issues. I understand how Nevada funds education. I have experience with Nevada’s legislative process and I know many members of the Assembly and Senate. The other candidates for District 6 do not have the depth of experience that I bring to the table that will allow me to understand policy decisions that need to be made and move forward without having a steep learning curve.
Place of residence: Ely Occupation: Banker Age: 44 Contact information: www.chachasfornevada.com
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Mailing Address: 10080 W. Alta Las Vegas, NV 89145 Telephone: 702-240-4261 E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
Place of residence: Las Vegas Website: email@example.com or visit garnmabey.com
Explain your background and how this qualifies you for the position you are seeking. I have worked for eight years in the state Legislature as a constitutional conservative, people have trusted my experience and my voting record. My district is the largest in the state and covers both big city, and rural Nevada. I am a 30-year Las Vegas resident and my wife and I have raised 5 children in Nevada. I am a small businessman who knows what it takes to create jobs and build a business. I also know how to listen to my constituents. I have done this for eight years in my current office and will continue to do so.
What are the most important issues that you would address if elected? Illegal immigration is first on my list. I have proposed that Nevada enact a law similar to Arizona¹s. I have been endorsed by the author of that bill. Fix the illegal immigration problem and return jobs to those who are here legally and we solve many of our financial problems. Nevada spends $700 million a year having to care for those who are here illegally. In other states, the numbers are much higher. America needs to care for Americans first. We cannot afford the high cost of illegal immigration. Why should voters choose you over other candidates? I am the best candidate to beat Harry Reid. I win tough elections. This will be a very tough campaign against Reid. I won in 2008 when every other Republican in the state in a Democratic district lost. I have been elected in four straight general elections. My opponents in this campaign either haven¹t run for public office, or are on losing streaks. Plus, you know how I will vote in Washington, D.C. because of how I have voted in Carson City. I am the only candidate in this race with a current conservative voting record.
Explain your background and how this qualifies you for the position you are seeking. I have lived in Las Vegas for 25 years. I have been married for almost 30 years to my wife, Sheri. We have five children — four daughters and one son. I graduated from Brigham Young University with a B.S. I received an M.D. from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia in 1985. I served three terms as a Nevada state assemblyman from 2002 to 2008. The last term I served as the minority leader. I also served as assistant minority leader during my second term. I also served as president of the Clark County Medical Society. As a physician, I have unique experiences that will help me serve in the U.S. Senate. What are the most important issues that you would address if elected? We all need to be personally responsible for our own lives and not be dependent on the government. We reap what we sow. We need less government intervention in the economy with lower government spending, which will lead to an improvement in the economy and job growth. Regarding medical care, it is my opinion that the new health care bill will not work and will not save our country any money but make matters worse. I agree that changes do need to be made. Health insurance should be treated just like every other insurance. I would do away with employer paid health insurance and allow persons and families to purchase insurance that is portable. I would do away with insurance mandates, which only drive up the cost of insurance for all of us. I do support certain regulations on health insurance companies. Why should voters choose you over other candidates? I’m running to try to make a difference. I don’t like the direction our country is going. If elected I would vote to discontinue the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is my opinion, that our large military presence in those countries only makes matters worse. I do support the use of drone planes and special forces in those areas. We could save our country trillions of dollars by making changes in mili-
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tary spending. I support our military and don’t agree with how we treat them. Many are required to serve multiple tours, which is great hardship on them and their families. More servicemen have died from suicide after returning than during their tours.
Place of residence: Las Vegas Occupation: Real estate investor Contact information: www.garynvsenator.com
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• Stop all deficit spending, pay down the national debt, enforce immigration policies, abolish federal policies exporting American jobs overseas • Constitutional Amendments • Congressional Term Limits (House four terms & Senate two terms) • Repeal 16th Amendment, abolish the IRS, and implement the FAIR Tax • Ensure Supreme Court justices and judges adhere to original constitutional intent, add the words “protect and defend the constitution” to judicial oaths of office. • Establish true U.S. energy independence using all available U.S. energy sources, without federal subsidies
reducing the deficit spending and the national debt load we now carry. As your voice in Washington we will offer solutions to the massive spending that has eroded the quality of life for all citizens in our nation. We will offer legislation that reduces the ability of our elected officials to spend what they don’t have. We will stop borrowing 43 cents out of every dollar to start. As your voice in Washington we will not vote on one bill that raises your taxes one red cent. We will reduce the size of the federal government by closing agencies that have duplicate functions and massive payrolls. We will not fund pork barrel spending to get bills to pass. Those days will be over once elected. As your voice in Washington, I will present a bill that stops the bribery by making it illegal to add any item in a bill that has nothing to do with the original content.
Mailing Address: Parson for Senate 2010 P.O. Box 609, Moapa, NV 89025 Telephone: 702-285-3822 or 702-672-9074 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Explain your background and how this qualifies you for the position you are seeking. Bill Parson is a constitutionally conservative Republican who has been a resident of Nevada for over 22 years. He has both Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Science degrees. He served 23 years with the Marine Corps where he had extensive overseas assignments, including a tour with the Department of State. For 11 years, he managed numerous complex Department of Energy multi-million dollar projects where he was responsible for concept development, engineering design, estimating, operating budgets, execution and closeout, as well as all projects being executed on time and within budget. He is the only candidate with extensive practical experience and expertise in foreign relations, military capabilities and requirements, counter terrorism, intelligence, business, energy independence, and technology. What are the most important issues that you would address if elected? Problems facing the United States are directly attributable to our federal government’s failure to operate within the enumerated powers contained within our Constitution, and from the usurpation of powers reserved to the 50 sovereign states and “we the people.” Addressing these problems requires: • Identify and repeal abusive and intrusive federal legislation (examples include the Health Care Bill and pending Cap & Trade legislation)
Why should voters choose you over other candidates? Nevadans have grown to mistrust professional politicians who create the environment where influence, favor, and self-serving actions prevail, then advocate for taxpayers to foot the bill. Resolving challenges facing our nation can no longer be left to professional politicians, those who seek to continually climb the ladder from one political office to another as they pursue power. Instead, today’s challenges are best resolved by those who’ve proven themselves with their fellow citizens and seek to be citizen legislators representing their community for a short period, returning after a few years to allow another worthy representative to continue in their place. I have never before run for political office, but have the skills, knowledge, and determination to represent the best interests of Nevada and our nation as a statesman.
Why should voters choose you over other candidates? As your voice in Washington I will represent you, the citizens of the great state of Nevada, and not special interest groups. I will not take one red cent of campaign contributions from those organizations. We will go to Washington with no one in our back pockets except the citizens of Nevada. Finally, as your Senator I will listen to my constituents concerning the issues.
Residence: Las Vegas, NV Telephone: 702-228-8198, E-mail: email@example.com www.tark2010.org
Place of residence: Las Vegas Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org and www.terrysuominenforussenate.com
Explain your background and how this qualifies you for the position you are seeking. CCSN Associates; University Nevada, Las Vegas, political science major and business minor. What are the most important issues that you would address if elected? I am like most individuals concerned with the direction of our country. Our platform is a smaller, less intrusive government with our focus on
Explain your background and how this qualifies you for the position you are seeking. Undergraduate degree from University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Law degree from University of San Diego. Rhodes Scholar candidate, All-American honorable mention (basketball), University of San Diego, Law Review. What are the most important issues that you would address if elected? My political philosophy is based on constitutional conservatism and
Carson City’s future matters to me not only as a business woman but as a grandparent with grandchildren growing up here.
• I have lived in Carson City for the past 29 years; married for 39 years; grandparent with grandchildren growing up here. • I am the co-owner of Adele’s Restaurant in Carson City and have worked as an interior designer for almost two decades. I understand the dynamic of making do within a tough economy. • I have volunteered substantial time and effort for community improvement. My efforts have included working with the School District’s Master Planning Community Relations Committee; Vice Chairperson for the Carson City Arts and Culture Commission; Beautiﬁcation Action Committee Chair for the Downtown Consortium. • I have served as an active mentor for St. Teresa’s youth for the past ﬁfteen years. • I am the President and founder of The Greenhouse Project, a planned facility at Carson High School which will provide training and job skills for students and grow healthy produce for those who are having difﬁculty meeting their families’ needs in these difﬁcult times.
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liberty. Government expansion and overregulation contradicts genuine conservative values and the intent of the founders. Believing the individual knows what is best; the greatest liberty is felt when one can determine his or her own needs, deciding what definition of quality of life suits them, and pursue his or her own goals with the natural autonomy of an individual.
Why should voters choose you over the other candidates? I believe in limited government and I firmly oppose the government takeover of private sector industries. As a small business owner and experienced real estate developer, I believe the government does more to stifle the success and freedom of the individual when it steps in, binding the spirit of entrepreneurship and contradicting the free market principles that made our country great. Therefore, I believe in a smaller government that – with some occasional help – leaves the average person free to achieve his or her ambitions.
Raising taxes and growing government is not the answer to fixing our economy. Congress should adopt pro-growth policies that expand tax relief across the board and allow Americans to keep more of what they earn. Many of the government policies today are standing in the way of innovation, growth and economic recovery. Capitalism is the foundation of America’s prosperity and Congress should remember the principles that made our nation great. Growing government, increasing taxes, and discouraging investment impedes economic recovery. Curbing out-of-control spending and balancing the budget should be a top priority for Congress.
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U.S. REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS DISTRICT 2 PATRICK COLLETTI
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 6265, Reno, NV, 89513 Telephone Number: 775-846-3564 E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.patrickcolletti.com
Why should voters choose you over the other candidates? While Congress and the administration has continued to waste taxpayer funds on bailouts, stimulus bill, and programs such as Cash for Clunkers, Nevadans have struggled to keep their businesses open and their homes out of foreclosure. It is time that more than lip service is paid to controlling government spending. The only thing that follows record debt and spending are record tax increases. By reigning in government spending and keeping taxes low, we can have a stronger economy, get Nevadans back to work, and get our nation moving in the right direction
Explain your background and how this qualifies you for the position you are seeking. B.A., University of Nevada in 1986 ;J.D., The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 1989. A former federal judge, Brian Sandoval has served as Nevada’s attorney general, and as a member and chairman of Nevada Gaming Commission, which oversees Nevada’s gaming industry. At age 35, Sandoval was the youngest person ever to serve as the state’s chief gaming regulator. Sandoval also served for three years as Nevada’s at-large member of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency governing board. The TRPA is a bi-state agency that governs land use policies at Lake Tahoe. Before his Gaming Commission and TRPA appointments, Sandoval served two terms in the Nevada Legislature.
What are the most important issues that you would address if elected? As the only candidate in the race for governor to offer a plan to solve Nevada’s short-term budget deficit without raising taxes, without deficit spending and without mass layoffs, I am committed to not raising taxes. I believe that it’s time Nevada does what families and businesses across our great state have already done, and that’s cut back. I oppose a corporate income tax, which will kill Nevada jobs and weaken our ability to compete for new businesses. As attorney general, I returned money to the general fund and as governor, I’ll do it again by fighting to pass state spending caps that rein in government spending. I oppose any plan that encourages or excuses illegal immigration and I support the Arizona immigration law. As attorney general, I set up the first public integrity unit to investigate and prosecute officials who violated our trust. I’ve strengthened Nevada’s laws against domestic violence, drug abuse and human trafficking and I support capital punishment as a deterrent to crime. I oppose gay marriage and will work to preserve the definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
GOVERNOR JIM GIBBONS
Place of Residence: 606 Mountain St., Carson City, NV Contact Information: Gibbons for Governor 2010 305 N. Carson St., Suites 200 and 201 Carson City, NV 89701 Phone: 775-884-4022, (800) 498-1724 Web Site: www.jimgibbons2010.com
Explain your background and how this qualifies you for the position you are seeking. As a native Nevadan, my roots in this state run deep. I have been a pediatrician for over 30 years, a Navy veteran, a small business owner and most importantly, have raised my family in this great state. What are the most important issues that you would address if elected? Now is the time for action on many fronts as we must deal with problems put off for decades. That action will require all Americans to think, communicate, and put their political differences aside to find a common purpose to effectively deal with two wars, energy independence, health care, climate change and our damaged economy. I believe that the solutions to these problems are possible. These solutions will require innovative thinking, compromise and most importantly, the members of Congress to place country ahead of party. Our state’s Congressional leadership has not demonstrated these qualities and they have failed to put the country ahead of their political ideology. Why should voters choose you over the other candidates? I place the people of Nevada ahead of party politics. I believe that Nevada must free itself from the influence of career politicians and special interest groups. We need to see a rebirth of the innovation, sacrifice, patience and teamwork that made this country great. I believe in this country and I believe that we can change the Congress from its gridlock of politics as usual to a body that works to solve our problems fairly and constructively. I will work tirelessly to convince all members that we are there to put the country and its people first. I will also introduce and support legislation with those goals in mind and the well-being of the American people as my goal.
Explain your background and how this qualifies you for the position you are seeking. A native Nevadan, Jim Gibbons was born and raised in Sparks. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from the University of Nevada, Reno and a master’s degree in mining/geology from the School of Mines. Gibbons later earned his Juris Doctorate from southwestern University of Law and completed post-graduate work at the University of Southern California. He served in the Air Force from 1967 to 1971, graduating from the Air Command and Staff College, as well as the Air War College. Gibbons then joined the Air Guard in 1975, attaining the rank of colonel, and served as the group’s vice commander from 1990-1996. Gibbons served three terms in the Legislature and rose through the ranks to become Republican Whip of the Assembly. First elected to Nevada’s House of Representatives in 1996, Gibbons left after five terms to make a successful run for governor in 2006. What are the most important issues that you would address if elected? Gibbons believes in a common-sense approach to government. He is committed to fostering economic growth while ensuring Nevadans are not burdened with new taxes. As a second-term governor, he will focus on three key issues: The economy, energy and education. Nevada’s future lies in bolstering our position as the world’s finest business and vacation destination. Secondly, with an abundance of natural resources within our borders, Nevada can, should and will be the renewable energy capital of our country. Nevada is at the forefront of producing wind, solar and geothermal power. Nevada is well on its way to implement Gibbons’ plan for energy independence. Lastly, Gibbons sponsored Nevada’s “Education First” ballot initiative, which ensures education will be funded before any other part of the state budget. Education of Nevada’s children will remain a top priority. He will continue to support the funding necessary to educate tomorrow’s scholars and leaders. Why should voters choose you over other candidates? Gibbons continues to fight on the federal level against the federal national take-over of our health care system at no cost to Nevadans. He has proven he has the experience of real leadership Nevadans need at this most crucial time as we fight our way out of these difficult economic times. Gibbons is a real leader for Nevada. He took an oath to serve in 1967 and has never quit and will continue to work for all Nevadans.
Why should voters choose you over the other candidates? I believe limited government is the best government and will fight for states’ rights. There will be tough decisions ahead, but I believe that together, we can get Nevada working again. Throughout his career, Sandoval has received several awards and certificates, including the Hispanics in Politics’ 1996 “Broche de Oro Award”, the Anti-Defamation League’s 2003 “Torch of Liberty Award,” the Nevada State Bar’s 2004 “Access to Justice Public Lawyer Award,” the Latino Coalition’s 2004 “Most Influential Hispanic in the U.S. Award” and the 2004 University of Nevada “Alumnus of the Year Award.” In May 2010, Sandoval received the “Excellence in Leadership” award from the Latino Coalition. As attorney general, I returned money to the general fund and as governor, I’ll do it again by fighting to pass state spending caps that rein in government spending.
LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR BRIAN KROLICKI
Residence: Carson City, Nevada Mailing address: P.O. Box 7237 Reno, NV 89516-7237 Telephone: 775-827-20 Website: www.deanheller.com
Explain your background and how this qualifies you for the position you are seeking. U.S. Congressman Dean Heller was elected as Nevada’s representative for the Second Congressional District on November 7, 2006, and is seeking his third term in the U.S. House of Representatives. Bachelor’s degree in business administration, specializing in finance and securities analysis, from the University of Southern California in 1985. Prior to serving in Congress, Dean Heller served two terms in Nevada’s Assembly and three terms as Nevada’s Secretary of State. Heller currently serves on the House Ways and Means Committee, which is one of only four exclusive committees in the U.S. House of Representatives. As the policy chair of the Western Caucus, Heller continues to provide strong leadership for Nevada on issues such as private property rights, mining, public lands access and wildfire prevention. Heller has also been appointed as a deputy whip and assigned to the Republican Policy Committee by the House Leadership Team. What are the most important issues that you would address if elected? My No. 1 priority in Congress is to turn our nation’s economy around and get Nevadans back to work. Despite claims that unemployment would not rise above 8 percent if the stimulus bill passed, millions of jobs have been lost and thousands of Nevadans are out of work since its passage.
Explain your background and how this qualifies you for the position you are seeking. I was elected lieutenant governor in 2006. I serve as the chairman of the Nevada Commission on Economic Development. Our efforts attracted new and exciting businesses to Nevada, creating and retaining almost 13,000 jobs and bringing $1.3 billion in new investment during my term in office. I’m also the chairman of the Commission on Tourism, where I have led successful efforts to expand non-gaming related tourism to our state. I serve as the vice chairman of the Nevada Department of Transportation and the chairman of the Reno-Tahoe Winter Games Coalition, a group dedicated to retuning the Winter Olympic Games to Lake Tahoe. I was formerly a Douglas County Planning Commissioner from 1991-1998. I am the current chairman of the Republican Lieutenant Governors Association. Nominated to serve as a member of the United States Intergovernmental Policy Advisory Committee on Trade under the past two presidential administrations. What are the most important issues that you would address if elected? A strong educational system has always been a cornerstone of my public service and, in my opinion, of Nevada’s future. One of the most effective means of ensuring continued prosperity is by investing in our children. As treasurer, I worked to make sure that young Nevadans could attend college by creating the College Savings Plans, the Nevada Prepaid Tuition Program and building the Millennium Scholarship Program. Working toward improving and diversifying our economy and strengthening our education system will not be possible if our public sector does not operate efficiently and wisely. I believe we need to continue cutting
Residence: North Las Vegas Website: www.mikemontandon.com
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unnecessary expenditures through a careful analysis of the state’s budget. As lieutenant governor, I will continue to bring new and good jobs to our state and fight for education so that we may continue to live in a place we are proud to call home. companies like Boeing Aircraft skip over our state when they are looking for a new headquarters.
BARBARA LEE WOOLLEN
Mailing address: 2505 Anthem Village Drive E491, Henderson, NV 89052 Telephone: 702-530-3010 E-mail: email@example.com, www.whywoollen.com
Why should voters choose you over the other candidates? I will return the appropriate measure of respectability, accountability, transparency, viability, and leadership to the office of lieutenant governor needed to properly represent our great state.
Unlike the current state controller, I would have an open door policy for all citizens of Nevada. I would have forms that everyone could understand. The current state controller has and uses forms a CPA can’t understand. When we had the recent deficit, she sent her aid to meet with the governor. We elect the state controller to go to these kinds of meetings. She was asleep at the wheel and didn’t go. I would go in my spare time. I want to work to put prayer back into school like I did with getting the Bible a study material number so it could be studied in school as an elective.
STATE CONTROLLER GREGORY NANCE DAGANI
Mailing address: 5844 Reeves Springs Avenue Las Vegas, NV 89131 Telephone: 702-409-7206 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mailing Address: 505 E. Windmill Lane Suite 1B-207, Las Vegas, NV 89123 Website: BarryHerr2010.com or Email: BarryHerr2010@hotmail.com
Explain your background and how this qualifies you for the position. B.A. in communications from Annenberg School at Temple University, Philadelphia. Worked as a surgical nurse and attended law school. Thirty years as successful business owner, creating hundreds of jobs, and negotiating hundreds of successful transactions. We grew our business to become one of the largest lighting equipment companies in the U.S. As vice president, I did everything from start-up financing to acquisition and mergers. We transitioned out of our business in 2007, and opened Art de Vignettes in 2003. In 2008, we began our charity, The Bruce and Barbara Lee Foundation, which benefits children and the arts. All of these positions have prepared me to take the lead in recovering Nevada’s economy. What are the important issues that you would address if elected? I know what it will take to restore our economic prosperity and I have proven skills to do just that. The role of lieutenant governor has been ignored. The primary function is to oversee and facilitate economic development. My main goals are to ensure Nevada’s jobs return, build Nevada’s economic viability throughout diversification, and restore Nevada’s economy as one of growth. As Nevada’s lieutenant governor, I will chair the boards of tourism and economic development, and vice chair the Board of Transportation and be a member of the Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Task Force. I will make Nevada business friendly by working to eliminate destructive taxes and regulations, instead offering aggressive incentives. I will create jobs by attracting new industries in energy, film, technology, and transportation. Nevada needs a qualified ambassador to these industries. I will never let
Explain your background and how this qualifies you for the position you are seeking. I owned a bookkeeping service in Salt Lake City, Utah, where various CPAs worked for my service. I have in the past been an elected member of the state board of education where I helped the American Bible Society get the Bible a study material number so children can study the Bible as an elective in school if their parents want them to. To this day, I have numerous people who became my close friends when I was on the board because I can do my work as a supervisor and at the same time keep the people under me as close friends when I had finished the work I had been elected to do. I registered because I’m not interested in retiring from public office. I’d like to accomplish things for the citizens of Nevada and run out the time for retirement. What are the most important issues that you would address if elected? The chief fiscal officer for Nevada is a position that affects all the citizens of Nevada because you, as a state controller, are to keep an eye on state revenue coming in and going out. If there is not enough coming in, you go to the elected representatives that vote on how much revenue each department gets, and inform them of the situation at hand and offer any ideas you have to fix the problem. I favor the idea that my wife came up with to bring in $750 million yearly for K-12 education — that being a state lottery system. Why should voters choose you over the other candidates?
Explain your background and how this qualifies you for the position you are seeking. I am a 20-year Nevada resident. I was raised in New Jersey and moved to California where I began working at Imodco, an international company in the oil industry, as a staff accountant. After several years, my wife, daughter and I moved back to New Jersey where I worked for a manufacturing and distribution company. When the recession began in New Jersey, we moved to Las Vegas where my wife’s parents retired. Upon arrival I worked as a controller, enrolled at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in accounting. While working at the international accounting firm McGladrey and Pullen, I obtained my CPA certification. I have since worked as a CPA in Nevada and am currently the president of the Nevada Society of CPAsLas Vegas chapter, member of the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce and former Adjunct Professor at UNLV.
What are the most important issues that you would address if elected? As a fiscal conservative and a CPA the most important issue I would address is how to spend less and get more for each dollar spent. Without raising current taxes or implementing new taxes, as many would allude to, I would find ways to cut needless spending just as my clients and I do with their businesses. My job as a CPA is to help my clients prosper and succeed and I would continue to use my professional expertise in the
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position as state controller. Nevada has been a land of opportunity for millions who moved here or who were born and raised here. My goal is to once again help bring Nevada to the level of its past prosperity and even beyond. Through fiscal responsibility, ethical business practices and a diverse economy Nevada can rebound, and be a great place to work and retire without extreme tax burdens. Why should voters choose you over other candidates? Because I have an extensive business background as well as being a CPA, I will offer the state government my business acumen. By the nature of the job, it is vital that the state controller be an experienced CPA. With my background as a CPA and in the private sector, experience in national and international business in various positions including as a controller and cost accountant, I am familiar with state business regulations and I know how to review and understand financial reports, which the state generates. With this knowledge, as state controller I will come to the table prepared and experienced. In this economic environment the people of Nevada need and deserve an educated and experienced business person looking out for their welfare. With my experience and conservative spending practices, I will help turn this economy. torney general, the office should not be partisan; it must be issue driven.
Why should voters choose you over the other candidates? Accountability in government, defense of the Constitution and advocacy for the citizens of Nevada are three critical tasks of the AG’s office. The incumbent has failed on all three. I have watched her refusal to embrace these concepts. I have also seen the poor quality of work product that has come from her office. We deserve better. Criticism can only go so far. I have criticized — now it is time to act.
The federal government overstepping its power as granted to it by the states. The state governments remain the only true “check and balance” concerning the federal government abusing its powers. The states have been derelict and must reassert themselves if we are to remain a constitutional republic. The state’s financial health. The first thing we must do is stabilize the real estate market. I have a plan that will work. Then, with common sense and pro business teamwork we can begin bringing thousands of high-paying jobs to Nevada in the energy, refining, mining and nuclear fields. I also believe the Douglas-Reno corridor is prime for becoming the new Silicon Valley.
STATE SENATE, CAPITAL SENATORIAL DISTRICT JAMES ARNOLD SETTELMEYER
Mailing address: 2388 N. Highway 395 Minden, NV 89423 Telephone: 450-6114
ATTORNEY GENERAL TRAVIS BARRICK
Phone number: 702-351-7422 cell
Explain your background and how this qualifies you for the position you are seeking.
I believe that Nevadans are capable of electing a person that has the expertise and experience to enforce the laws of Nevada in a way that is fair for one and fair for all. That person is me. I have a juris doctorate degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law, where I completed elective courses in, among others, administrative law, land use law, local government law and the federal courts. I have a master’s degree in public administration from National University in San Diego, where I completed courses in organizational behavior, managerial economics and contract negotiations. What are the most important issues that you would address if elected? At this point in time, illegal immigration presents a most interesting and pivotal legal issue. Nevada’s historic growth market is predicated upon population growth and development. Thus, Nevada should continue to encourage legal immigration; however, the lack of comprehensive national immigration reform has put the states, particularly those in the Southwest, in the unenviable position of needing to address and expedite solutions for local concerns as the federal government works to resolve the issue nationally. Other pressing legal issues include water use and resources, health care, and the nuclear waste depository. Why should voters choose you over other candidates? As far as I can tell, the incumbent has never worked in the private sector. I believe her actions reveal an out-of-touch attitude towards the citizens and businesses of Nevada. Regarding my opponent in the GOP primary, other than the fact that he was a Democrat until last December, I respect his self-characterization as a fighter and advocate for his clients. In my view, however, there are times when aggression is not the optimal approach to bring to the table. I consider myself a fair and unbiased person, with years of experience in complex, multi-party negotiations. As such, I favor the approach of a statesman, rather than that of an aggressive, polarizing advocate for one side or the other.
Explain your background and how this qualifies you for the position you are seeking. First elected by the constituents of Assembly District 39 in 2006. Douglas High graduate. Received a California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, bachelor of science in agricultural science/education. Attended Concord Law School, graduate National Conference of State Legislators Legislative Academy. Graduate Council of State Government Western Leadership Academy. Carson Valley Conservation District secretary, then chairman. Appointed to the Nevada State Conservation Commission. Elected as the vice chairman the first year, and chairman the second. Received the outstanding young Nevada farmer award in 2003. U. S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency County Committee vice-chairman. In the Legislature, serves on the Commerce and Labor, Governmental Affairs, and Election Procedures and Constitutional Amendments committees. Serves on the Senior and Veterans study committee, and the Blue Ribbon Property Tax Committee. What are the most important issues that you would address if elected? In these economic times the government, like the people of this great state, is having to do more with less. This is not the time to increase taxes on the people, it is time to find ways to help them. The state needs to evaluate all of its programs and establish if they are meeting their objectives and eliminate or modify ones that are not. The government waste that exists cannot be tolerated and must be discussed whether it is benefiting corporations, unions, or the bureaucracy itself. I and my colleagues already have bills that seek to address these issues. The best government is like a good insurance policy. It costs you money from time to time. It’s there for you in bad times and in the good times you don’t know it exists. In that vein, I feel government involvement in private affairs should be minimal at most. Why should voters choose you over other candidates? Government size must be kept in check. I did this last legislative session and plan on doing it again, if chosen by the citizens of the Capital Senate District. We must preserve our natural resources. My actions on the state conservation commission and local conservation district, and endorsement by the Nevada Conservation League combined with my knowledge of water resources will allow me to protect our communities’ and state’s limited resources.
Why should voters choose you the other candidates? I am a pro-life candidate. However I am not running against someone as much as for something. I think the state needs real leadership that is willing to address these issues regardless of the political ramifications. We need state leaders who are willing to fight the federal government when the latter oversteps its Constitutional authority. Finally, we need leaders who will put Nevadans at the head table.
STATE SENATE WASHOE DISTRICT 4 TODD BAILEY
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 18888 Telephone: 775-247-4122 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.votetoddbailey.com
Explain your background and how this qualifies you for the position you are seeking. I grew up in Nevada Senate District 4, graduated from Wooster High School, attended Truckee Meadows Community College and the University of Nevada, Reno. I’ve traveled across the United States, and different parts of the world, living in three different countries before the age of 16. I can say with confidence, Senate District 4 is one of the best places in the world to live. I’ve worked in a variety of industries, specializing in broadcasting for 25 years, and then starting several of my own businesses in advertising, computer networking, real estate, and strategic development in the Reno-Sparks area, helping to create over 50 local jobs. My family, just like yours, came to Nevada for opportunities, and it doesn’t matter if your family came to Nevada 50 years ago, or 150 years ago, or last week, now is the time to expand those opportunities, instead of looking backward. What are the most important issues that you would address if elected? I am bringing 10 issues to the Nevada Senate called The Top 10 In 2010 (www.TheTop10In2010.com). Through this combination of policies we can get Nevada back to work again, and I believe, on the road to a much brighter future. 1. Lower Nevada taxes — eliminate payroll tax. 2. New jobs — broad economic development. 3. Effective education. 4. SAGE commission permanency. 5. Government consolidation, efficiency. 6. Reapportionment, more representation. 7. No on SJR2 — retain election of judges. 8. Pass AJR2— reaffirm 10th Amendment. 9. STAR Bond equalization. 10. Constitutional legislative ethics reform, apply open meeting law. Why should voters choose you over other candidates? I will put the time and energy needed to represent the Carson City area that is a part of Nevada Senate District 4 with a strong voice. One of the strongest points I’ve heard from voters is they want the economy turned around so there are more jobs, and they want to be “left alone” to live their lives, something I believe in and will protect. I’m the easiest and friendliest of all the candidates, something you’ll appreciate when it comes time to express your opinion on something important to you.
Mailing Address: 332 Stillwater Drive Dayton, NV 89403 Telephone: 775-291-2551 Cell Number: 775-291-2551 Office Number: 774-291-2551
Mailing address: 7201 W. Lake Mead Blvd. #210 Las Vegas, NV 89128 Telephone: 702-810-4527 Contact information: email@example.com or visit www.hafter2010.com
Explain your Background and how this qualifies you for the position you are seeking. Wife, Jackie, sons Gabriel and Judah, daughters Aviva and Sofia. BS (EMS Management), George Washington University; JD, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio; MS (health sciences), Cleveland State University. Paramedic; attorney admitted in Nevada, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Committee chair, Boy Scout Troop 613; member of various civil boards; member including Chabad of Summerlin What are the most important issues that you would address if elected? The state of Nevada deserves an attorney general that will fairly enforce the laws of this great state. While one must be partisan to become at-
Explain your background and how this qualifies you for the position you are seeking. Currently I own a small business that specializes in the alternative energy sector, prior to that I ran a service division for a co-generation power company. We moved to Nevada after retiring from the United States Air Force in 2001. I was raised and later reinforced in the Air Force that there are things more important than yourself. I am not running for power, prestige or money. I am running for my kids, your kids, and our neighbor’s kids. The Air Force does a very good job of teaching you how to think “out of the box.” During the special session I talked to many elected politicians and I came to realize that most, if not all, either have no political desire to fix this mess or are incapable of coming up with the ideas necessary for the fix. What are the most important issues that you would address if elected? We currently spend over $800 million a year on illegal aliens. We have an unemployment rate of 13 percent, yet 12.2 percent of our work force is illegal aliens. We should enact E-Verify immediately.
Mailing Address: 6985 Cour St. Michelle Reno, NV 89511 Telephone: 775-352-6368 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Explain your background and how this qualifies you for the position you are seeking. I am a Reagan conservative, literally. I was raised in the political philosophy of Ronald Reagan while my father worked for him as his special assistant for national security affairs. I believe in a limited, efficient government and I have voted that way as a state assemblyman. I believe in a low tax burden, minimum government interference, and the freedom to conduct our business and our private lives as we deem fit. What are the most important issues that you would address if elected? I have introduced bills to limit the size of bureaucracy in our school districts, to prohibit state benefits to illegal immigrants, to demand accountability and competition in our education system, and I have voted
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against government largesse and overspending. Perhaps most important, I have not been afraid to speak out against the things with which I’ve disagreed including the largest tax increase in Nevada state history. I encouraged the governor in 2007 to form the Spending and Government Efficiency Commission which produced a number of cost-saving initiatives which should now be addressed by the Legislature. serving special interests. I am the only candidate running in for the state Senate in District 4 who has the knowledge, experience, and background to turn the state’s economy around.
STATE ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 40 AMY CLEMENS
Mailing Address: 832 Jenna Court Carson City, NV 89701 Telephone: 775-721-7400 Office Number: 775-841-4033
STATE ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 38 GARY G. GLADWILL
Mailing Address: 259 Riverboat Rd. Dayton NV 89403 Telephone: 1-775-690-2419 E-mail: email@example.com
Why should voters choose you over other candidates? I am the only candidate with Legislative experience, but I believe that I also have the right kind of experience for the state Senate — a proven responsible conservative record. I have been praised as a taxpayer advocate because I have been in the fight on behalf of my constituents’ conservative ideals, not just talked about it in a campaign.
Mailing Address: 10045 Goler Wash Court Reno, NV 89521 Telephone: (775) 223-9618 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Explain your background and how this qualifies you for the position you are seeking. As a former journalist covering government and politics, my professional integrity relied on thinking critically about complicated issues and ensuring all ideas were presented before making decisions. I believe that’s something we need more of in the Nevada Legislature. Following my journalism career I worked in public affairs and advertising in Reno before going to work for the Governor, where I served as a member of his senior staff. This inside view of state policy from the highest level of government gives me a broad base of knowledge that will serve me well in the Senate. Currently a state employee, I have agreed to resign following my election to maintain the Constitutional tenet of separation of powers, but that experience has shown me how budgets are built from the ground up and where the rubber hits the road with policy decisions made by the Legislature. What are the most important issues that you would address if elected? First off, we must focus on passing a balanced budget that protects the businesses that will hire people out of the current recession. This should be done by prioritizing government services, eliminating those that are no longer necessary or affordable and streamlining those that can achieve greater efficiency. As a father of two sets of young twins, the quality of education is incredibly important to me and my wife. I believe in the empowerment model of education, giving greater authority to individual schools and teachers to decide how best to educate rather than relying on administrators far removed from the classroom. I am also a strong advocate of empowering parents to make more choices about their children’s education. Easing the creation of charter schools is an important way to do this. Additionally, we must ensure we evaluate the success of schools and teachers by the success of our children. Why should voters choose you over other candidates? In the end, I believe this election comes down leadership and the quality of the person the voters want representing them in the Legislature. I offer the voters of Washoe District 4 a strong, conservative voice that will be a champion for them and protect them from the overreach of government. As importantly, I can do this while also being effective. I am raising my family here in northern Nevada, and the future of our state is very important to me. I will always fight for what is best for the families and businesses of northern Nevada.
Explain your background and how this qualifies you for the position you are seeking. My qualifications for this office are many and varied; I am a conservative small businessman who has always worked in the private sector, and know that in order for the government to be effective for its citizens, it needs to be operated more like an effective “not-for-profit” business. I am not saying that I have always been successful in all of my business ventures, but through common sense decisions about my failures, I have learned when to cut bait and start over. It is time to cut bait and start over at a state government level, the system as it is, is failing, and I believe that this observation alone qualifies me to serve the constituents of my district. What are the most important issues that you would address if elected? I believe the budget and its projected shortfall will be the most important issue facing this state. The state government has grown too much too fast. The budget has grown from $4 billion in 1999 to approximately $7.6 billion in 2009 with a population increase of only 35 percent. I believe that we need some accountability for expenditures. I would also like to see red tape cut to encourage new businesses. We have to be the most business friendly state in the country; we went from being the No. 1 most business friendly state before the last session to No. 6 currently. Small business will be the venue to pull our economy out of the dump, and it needs to be reassured that when they move here, or start up here, they will not be thought of as hosts for the parasitic government to bleed dry.
Explain your background and how this qualifies you for the position you are seeking. I have been in finance working with multimillion-dollar projects and large business ventures since 1996. My family has owned and operated businesses since 1980. I have the high end fiscal experience to help Northern Nevada back into a balanced budget. What are the most important issues that you would address if elected? I have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge and will fight any proposals for new taxes. Education needs to be torn down and rebuilt to help our children compete globally for jobs. Creation of new and high-paying sustainable jobs that diversify our traditional dependence on gaming and tourism Why should voters choose you over the other candidates? I have the educational and professional experience to be the best voice of the people. I am young, energetic, intelligent and ready to fight for what’s right for the people of District 40 to get our local economy back on track and provide a bright future for our children. I am a conservative, I am a taxpayer, I am a Nevadan and I am a mother. I will be the voice of the people in District 40.
Mailing Address: # 4 Raglan Circle Carson City, NV 89701 Telephone: 775-882-5056 Cell Number: 775-530-1890 Office Number: 775-882-5056
Why should voters choose you over other candidates? The voters should choose me because I am honest, have integrity, and will “try” to do what I say, I place quotes around my “try” because I am conservative and believe that the majority party will try to block any positive change on government reform. Remember; “The Bluer the State, The Redder the Budget.” This can be seen throughout the country and what is happening with liberal states. It is time for good old-fashioned conservative ideas and philosophies to come back into vogue.
Mailing Address: 43 Fairway Dr Yerington, NV 89447 Telephone: 775-464-2612 E-mail: email@example.com Website: www.tomgrady4nevada.com
Explain your background and how this qualifies you for the position you are seeking. I have a proven track record of commen-sense conservative leadership. During my time on the Board of Supervisors and Carson Tahoe Hospital board, I have put the citizens of our community first each and every day. I have safeguarded taxpayer dollars and have worked to keep government efficient and effective at providing the vital services we depend on. I’ve started and run a number of successful small businesses in our community. And I am a 50-year resident of this community. My wife Laurie and I have raised our three children here. Our grandchildren live here and I want to see Nevada remain a place where they are able to have a future as bright and promising as possible. Nevada is my home and I am determinined to make sure its best days are yet to come.
What are the most important issues that you would address if elected? First and foremost I would focus on getting our economy moving again. We’re in the midst of the worst economic downturn in multiple generations and we in office need to focus on putting people back to work. We also need to give our young people a quality education. If we fail to give our state’s future generations a solid and firm foundation in life via a top-notch education, then we have not done our jobs as responsible citizens. Why should voters choose you over the other candidates? I have proven, real-world experience creating jobs. Having started my own succesful businesses years ago I have the knowledge and expertise to help get Nevada’s economy back on track I will bring my private sector leadership to the Assembly and be a strong voice for small businesses and job creation After 35 years as a small business owner and 12 years on the Carson City Board of Supervisors, I know I have the expertise to see Nevada through the current economic crisis. To be successful, the next Nevada Legislature needs leaders who have proven themselves worthy of the public’s trust. I am the only candidate in this race with both business and policy knowledge to help rebuild Nevada..
FRANK L. WRIGHT
Mailing address: P.O. Box 186 Crystal Bay, NV 89402 Telephone: 775-831-8748 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Explain your background and how this qualifies you for the position you are seeking. I have served as your assemblyman for four two-year terms. I served as the mayor of Yerington for about 10 years and have been on the City Council. I also served as executive director of the Nevada League of Cities representing all cities in Nevada. I have a banking background as a manager and ag. banker. My experience and my committee assignments at the Legislature will be of benefit to our district. My involvement in numerous local and state projects such as committees on economic development, water issues and education will be of benefit to the district and the state. What are the most important issues that you would address if elected? The two biggest issues will be the budget (I serve on the Ways and Means Committee) and reapportionment. Budget will be of great importance to all Nevadans in this down economy. We must work with our business communities to jump start the economy to produce jobs. Government can’t solve the fiscal problems; private enterprise making investments in our state will produce jobs and turn the housing market around. We must work with them, not add more burdensome taxes to their problems. Why should voters choose you over other candidates? My experience, my knowledge of the job, my past record of working for the district and the state and my willingness to continue to serve the people in a fair, conservative manner as a legislator.
Explain your background and how this qualifies you for the position you are seeking. I am a retired secondary history and government teacher, having taught for 35 years. I am and have been a community activist working for civil rights and equal protection of the citizens of Nevada. I have sued the government for access to public lands illegally taken for private selfserving purposes. What are the most important issues that you would address if elected? Fixing the states economic problems. Turning around the economic failures of our past legislatures. Stopping the wasteful spending Why should voters choose you over other candidates? I am not a career politician. I am running with one purpose — to fix the problems caused by career politicians and candidates who have self-
Mailing Address: 1711 Wellington West Carson City, NV 89703 Telephone: 883-9398 Cell Number: 742-7514
Explain your background and how this qualifies you for the position you are seeking. I have lived in Carson City for 22 years. I am a product of the public school system from elementary school through high school; graduating from Carson High in 1997. I continued my public education at the University of Nevada where I played four years for the women¹s golf team and was an Academic All-American in 2001, the same year I graduated with a degree in marketing.
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I am concerned about the direction that the state is headed. I have no political experience, but common sense. This is what will help me represent my Carson City constituents and bring the government back to the people and not to those who seek power and their own self interests.
address if elected? The economy is under assault and much of it lies in ruin. Our government has an insatiable greed for money and power. Any business sector that was profitable was demonized and taxed and regulated into depression. As a result, unemployment is close to 10 percent, bankruptcies and foreclosures are effecting every neighborhood. We cannot spend our way to wealth or legislate prosperity for the working person, much less the non-working person. It is time to stop buying votes for incumbents with public monies and time to start rebuilding our economy. Why should voters choose you over the other candidates? Some people suggest that we Nevadans are spoiled, evil consumers of too much of the world’s resources and we need to be brought down to earth. I say we are a good and kind people who work hard and give generously to our neighbors in time of need. We need to regain our self respect and start to stand up for our rights against those who denigrate us.
What are the most important issues that you would address if elected? The budget is going to be the No. 1 issue we all face. There will have to be cuts to many things that will make all sides unhappy but they need to be done in order to have the state solve its financial crisis. I will look closely at all options on the table and also listen to what my constituents are saying. I will make an informed decision based on the facts. I do not support adding a state income tax nor do I support any type of corporate tax. We need to keep Nevada a state that is business friendly. If we begin to introduce new taxes on business, they will not bring their companies to Nevada or they will just go out of business. We need to preserve our physicians by protecting them from frivolous lawsuits. The state needs to bring back the medical legal screening panel to help prevent these lawsuits. Why should voters choose you over the other candidates? I am a new, fresh face with a younger perspective and common sense. I do not owe political favors to anyone. I have always been direct, honest and true to my beliefs. Through my involvement in sports I have learned to be a team player and a leader and the only special interest I have is you, the voter, and getting this state we love back on track.
Explain your background and how this qualifies you for the position you are seeking. I am a native born Nevadan, who worked my way through college and law school working nights and weekends as a bellman and a waiter. I know what it takes to raise yourself up by your own bootstraps and to be independent. My father worked in the casinos and my mother was the eternal optimist. She is where I derived my can-do-anything attitude. She taught me to believe in the future and that no matter how difficult the moment, tomorrow would be a brighter day. She was right. I have been blessed with a extremely successful solo law practice for the last 30 years. My work has always been on behalf of the working person, the under represented and those who need justice. What are the most important issues that you would address if elected? As a Nevada representative in Washington I will abide by those underlying principles that have always been central to my character and my life’s work. I will represent the people of Nevada first and foremost, not the Corporations or the party dogma that has Washington so dysfunctional. The most important issues facing Nevada and our nation is whether we can have a functioning government in Washington that can get the job done for all our citizens. The petty bickering and the just say “no” politics of obstruction are unacceptable. Politicians in Washington are getting paid to work for us. Doing nothing is stealing their paychecks. In the real world they would be fired. We can demand more. We can make the federal government fiscally responsible and accountable. We need Individuals that are independent of the moneyed influences. The current representative is an empty suit who votes lock step, high-step with the party dogma and does not represent the unique individual interest of Nevadans. I will represent Nevadans interest first and always, clear and simple.
Telephone: 702-699-7343 Email: email@example.com Website: www.harryreid.com
UNITED STATES SENATOR
Place of residence: Henderson Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.86reid.info
Explain your background and how this qualifies you for the position you are seeking. Senator, United State Senate, 1986-present. Senate Majority Leader, 2006-present. Representative, United States House of Representatives, 1982-1986. Nevada Lieutenant Governor, 1970-1974. Nevada State Assembly, 1968-1970. Former Chair, American Cancer Society. Former Chair, Nevada Gaming Commission, 1977-1981. Nevada State Bar Association What are the most important issues that you would address if elected? In Nevada and across our nation, we need strong leaders that stand up for our families and our communities. We need leaders committed to providing our children with high quality education, to making sure more families have access to affordable health care, to safeguarding benefits for seniors and veterans, and to keeping our neighborhoods safe. We live in serious times and we face serious challenges. Our state deserves leaders with the experience and determination to get the job done. Why should voters choose you over the other candidates? Growing up in Searchlight, my parents taught me timeless lessons about the value of hard work, the importance of helping those in need, and never giving up. Throughout my life – from my days as Henderson City Attorney to my current role as Senate Majority Leader – I have used these principles to guide my actions.
Explain your background and how this qualifies you for the position you are seeking. Co-founder and president of the Nevada Conservative McCarran Democrats, named after Sen. Patrick McCarran. I am an American entrepreneur who is totally committed to creating jobs and lithium mining development on Nevada federal land What are the most important issues that you would address if elected? Unless the economy gets much better for Nevadans, I will work for you for only $1 per year. The $174,000 senatorial salary will be donated to our brave Nevada troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. The money will also be used to help the homeless. America is heading toward a financial Armageddon unless we take draconian steps. To that end, I pledge to support a balanced budget constitutional amendment. Why should voters choose you over other candidates? I support recent Arizona tough immigration law enforcement and also enacting similar state law in Nevada. I am totally in opposition to amnesty. I am also running as an anti-war peace candidate. I strongly support ending the two wars which are already costing $1 trillion lasting almost 10 years. I want to be the champion for lithium mining in Nevada and on federal land. Lithium is the key to electric cars and trucks and the Battle Born state has an abundance of lithium.
Place of residence Sparks, NV Telephone: 775-351-1169 home 775-247-4706 cell Email: email@example.com Website: www.nancypriceforcongress.com
U.S. REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS DISTRICT 2 DENIS SAM DEHNE
Phone: 775-825-1398 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.unclesamforcongress.com
Residence: Reno Contact information: email@example.com or nevadacan.com
Explain your background and how this qualifies you for the position you are seeking. B.S. business administration. I served on the board of directors for a local chapter of the National Association of Purchasing Managers. I constantly hear that our senator is great and powerful and that we shouldn’t replace him because a new senator would be “less influential.” The simple fact is that most of our senator’s donations come from out of state. We have no influence or weight in his consideration or his agenda. So, it matters not at all how powerful he is. If we had a junior senator, we would have some influence over him and the new great and powerful party leader would be looking to buy his vote, instead of our senator buying other state’s votes at the expense of Nevadans. What are the most important issues that you would
Explain your background and how this qualifies you for the position you are seeking. As the citizen watchdog of Nevada, Sam Dehne has testified at more than 2,000 public meetings with well over 5,000 documented public testimonies exposing wrongful actions of public officials. At the United States Air Force Academy, Dehne swore to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. He states that he has run into more domestic enemies than foreign. Dehne has lived in Reno for 43 years. He graduated from the Air Force Academy in 1962. Dehne flew B-52 bombers in the Air Force before becoming a pilot with Pan American World Airways in 1967. Dehne has spent the last 15 years as the most vocal and effective political watchdog in Northern Nevada. Dehne’s ubiquitous presence at government podiums has made him a household name. The public officials he oversees dare not try to stop a man with Sam’s outstanding credentials from speaking (or singing) his mind. Sam is an accomplished musician/entertainer and often takes his guitar to the Public podiums to sing his Complaints. Dehne’s well-thought-out ideas and proposals have saved Nevada and America many dozens of millions of dollars. His B-52 fuel management program created in 1967 has saved U.S. taxpayers over a billion dollars. Dehne is also a long-time, world class, volunteer entertainer. He has performed over 1,000 charity concerts for seniors and veterans. Dehne is not a lawyer. Dehne has never asked for nor accepted any pay for his crusade.
Explain your background and how this qualifies you for the position you are seeking. Completed class work for Ph.D. in political science at University Nevada, Reno, B.A. and M.A. in communication at UNLV, A.A. from Western Nevada Community College, AA intelligence analyst and AS in logistics from Community College of the Air Force; Series 7 License as stock broker Regent University and Community College System of Nevada 1992-1998 representing Lincoln County and rural Clark County. I went to the Nevada Supreme Court to define electronic meetings and required debt tracking raising the bond rating to AAA. I retired after 24 years as chief master sergeant from the Reno Air National Guard. I wrote curriculum on leadership for the Air Force which is still used today. I attended 11 sessions at the Nevada State Legislature assisting my husband, former Assemblyman Bob Price. I proposed and lobbied for legislation. One example is publishing of proposed legislation which is now available online What are the most important issues that you would address if elected? Passage of the health care bill is a start to a healthy and educated population. These are elements of military power. I think of it as a defense bill. To address the deficit, loopholes must be addressed. I’m referring to Warren Buffet’s statement that he pays a lesser percentage than his secretary. Exxon pays virtually nothing. The fraud perpetrated on the world must be brought to justice and the money seized to pay victims. The Glass-Steagall Act should be put back into law so we can trust the banks again. Join me in a movement to return our Constitution to its original intent that “We the people” means natural persons not corporations. This would change our government in the direction I believe both Republicans and Democrats want to see with regards to corporate contributions. We must bring our troops home and look at the redundancy in the military budget. Why should voters choose you over the other candidates? We must invest in businesses that create jobs and independence from foreign oil. This is done by increasing Nevada’s privately owned land and investing in clean energy. We must protect Nevada’s ranchers and farmers. No pipelines sending agriculture water in the north to southern
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Nevada. We need courage and good ideas not more gridlock. “No” is not a policy or a platform. When I swore to protect and defend with my life, I hoped for solutions not conflict.
I will go after the 50 largest domestic companies and 50 largest global companies to come to Nevada as ideal location for their corporate offices, manufacturing facilities, and warehouse and distribution centers to create good paying jobs here. I will work to expand tourism by working to have more direct international flights to Las Vegas, connect us with California by high speed train, and bring winter Olympics to the Reno-Tahoe area. Also, I will work on creating green sector jobs by making sure we become a leader in renewable clean energy. Please, visit my website for more details about my plans at www. PaulForNevada.com.
GOVERNOR FREDERICK L. CONQUEST
Phone number: 702-366-6624 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.fredconquest.com
Explain your background and how this qualifies you for the position you are seeking. Dr. Fred Conquest is a professor of anthropology at the College of Southern Nevada and has taught at the school since 1998. He has a Ph.D in anthropology and in business administration. He has over 40 years of extensive business and management experience. He worked for more than 10 years as a licensed commodity broker and also in the insurance business as a licensed agent. He published a variety of investment newsletters and is CEO of his own investment-oriented marketing and public relations firm. He moved to Nevada in 1997 and began teaching at the College of Southern Nevada in 1998, for the simple reason, “I enjoy teaching college more than working with investment bankers.” His hobbies are reading non-fiction, baseball and fishing.
Why should voters choose you over the other candidates? I am the only candidate to offer plans of substance in the race — on the economy, education and ethics. The other candidates in the governor’s race have only proposed more of the same — more cuts to our education system and no vision for the long-term future of our state. Nevada is at a crossroads and it’s the responsibility of those seeking public office to lay out a clear, honest plan for Nevada and follow it with the detailed steps we need to take. I will continue to provide details of how we move Nevada forward in education, economic development, clean energy, and many other areas. I will continue traveling all over Nevada, talking with people about what’s going on in their workplaces, schools and neighborhoods. The conversations will continue. Nevada’s future is bright. It’s time for an experienced, successful leader to take Nevada forward into the 21st century.
ROBERT S. RANDAZZO
Residence: Sparks Contact information: email@example.com Website: randazzofornevada.com
LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR ROBERT E. GOODMAN
Place of residence: Las Vegas Website: www.goodman4nevada.com
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Residence: 316 California Ave. Suite #3E, Reno, NV 89509 Telephone: 775-750-2776 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Mailing address: 6100 Elton Ave., Suite 1000 Las Vegas, NV 809107 Telephone: 1-877-Rory-2010 On the Net: Rory2010.com
Residence: Las Vegas Telephone: 702-688-2715. Email: email@example.com Website: www.PaulForNevada.com
Explain your background and how this qualifies you for the position you are seeking. I am passionate about Nevada and its potential — but that potential is being squandered without a vision for what Nevada could be, or a plan to get there. I’ve been an attorney and successful business executive, and currently lead the board of one of the largest and most complex county governments in the nation, providing services to more than 2 million residents. Clark County’s nearly $7 billion budget is almost as large as the state’s general fund. For seven years I have balanced the budget without raising taxes. I led the effort to crack down on lobbying, prevent conflicts of interest, and eliminate gifts to elected officials. In the past year I’ve met hardworking people who are leaving the state because they’ve lost their job, or worry their kids don’t have access to a quality education. I believe I can help change the situation. It’s a challenge I welcome. What are the most important issues that you would address if elected? It’s clear renewing our commitment to education is the only way to attract new jobs and rebuild our economy. As governor, I’ll stand up to anyone who shortchanges education. I’ll stand up to anyone who refuses to reform and strengthen our schools. I’ll never give up on our schools, our children or Nevada’s future. That’s why I’ve introduced EDGE — Economic Development through Great Education. It is designed to transform education in our state and outlines an entirely new approach. It gives freedom and responsibility directly to the schools, ensures standardized test scores aren’t the only measure of success, outlines steps to ensure world-class teachers lead every classroom, gives parents the power to choose the school that is right for their child and it ends classroom micromanagement by Carson City. There is nothing more important than tackling our challenges in educa-
Explain your background and how this qualifies you for the position you are seeking. Education: University of Tulsa – business degree in finance and international business from the University of Tulsa. I serve on the Nevada Advisory Committee of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition along with distinguished group of business, community, and political leaders in Northern and Southern Nevada. I’m the Founder of the Young Philanthropist Society of the United Way of Southern Nevada. Board member since 2009 for Environmental Media Association, member of the steering committee for Global Green USA since 2008, and served on the foundation board of directors for Opportunity Village in 2006-2009. Also a member of the Nevada Committee on Foreign Relations from 2002-2008, member of the board of directors from 2004-2008. What are the most important issues that you would address if elected? I am running for lieutenant governor because I know what it takes to start with nothing and make it on your own without relying on anyone’s money or connections. Many of you have had that experience or are having to start over due to the economic crises in our state. As a Democrat and someone who has been blessed by being a Nevadan and an American, I am running to make sure all Nevadans are able to pursue their American dream! Lieutenant governor is like a chief development officer for the state, presiding over the Economic Development and Tourism commissions. For more than 10 years I have done exactly that — business development and marketing for my own business and for multinational companies in Europe, Asia, and South America. Why should voters choose you over the other candidates? As your next lieutenant governor, I will implement my 50-50 Plan where
Explain your background and how this qualifies you for the position you are seeking. I am serving my third term on the Reno City Council. I graduated from Sparks High School with honors. I am currently in the process of obtaining a certified public official program certificate from the University of Nevada, Reno. I have completed courses towards a bachelor’s degree at Truckee Meadows Community College and the University of Nevada, Reno. President, Nevada League of Cities; board member of the Reno Housing Authority; member of the Human Services Consortium, City of Reno; member, City of Reno Audit Committee; member of the Finance Committee for the Building Enterprise Fund; member of the Committee for the Revitalization of Oliver/Montello Neighborhood; liaison: Affordable Housing Task Force; liaison: Youth City Council; liaison: Ward 3 Neighborhood Advisory Board; liaison: Ward 4 Northeast Neighborhood Advisory Board; liaison Four Steps to the Future My colleagues from across the state elected me president of the Nevada League of Cities. What are the most important issues that you would address if elected? I am a lifelong Democrat and I’m running for lieutenant governor because we need real leadership to turn Nevada’s economy around. With staggering unemployment and the highest foreclosure rate in the country, we need to diversify our economy and bring new jobs to Nevada — now! I serve as a Reno councilwoman and am quite proud of my record of progressive achievement on the council. We have made great strides in creating jobs, protecting neighborhoods and the environment, fighting for equal rights and diversifying our economy. Why should voters choose you over the other candidates? The office of lieutenant governor is a natural extension of my public service. My highest priorities are reflective of the mission of the office — diversifying and stabilizing the state’s economy while promoting tourism. I will bring my proven experience and Democratic sensibilities to the job and I am fully prepared to hit the ground running.
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IT’S A FACT VOTERS COUNT ON NEWSPAPERS TO MAKE UP THEIR MINDS ABOUT CANDIDATES AND ISSUES.
ewspaper readers tend to be more educated, affluent and diverse. They also tend to be more interested and involved in the affairs of their community and country.
Source: Mediamark Research Inc.
Source: Newspaper Association of America
People try to avoid advertisements on TV and radio. This is not true with newspapers. In fact, 52 percent say newspapers are where they go speciﬁcally to “check out” the ads. Ads in newspapers are a “destination, not a distraction.”
Source: How America Shops & Spends MORI
Three out of four voters are regular newspaper readers — a higher percentage than any other medium.
Source: Moore Information survey of 800 voters
Three out of four undecided voters regularly read newspapers. No other medium makes the same impact on the decision of undecided voters before election day.
Source: Moore Information survey of 800 voters
Results from the Voters and the Media survey show that voters of all demographic groups — age, ethnicity, income, education — and all three major party alignments ﬁnd political newspaper advertisements more credible than in any other medium. Newspaper advertisements best portray credibility and believability. Newspapers are also an ideal medium for more in-depth “studied” issues. When important election issues can’t be adequately addressed in a 30-minute TV spot, newspapers are the medium to turn to.
Source: Moore Information survey of 800 voters
Newspaper advertisements generate a response by encouraging people to vote. In the last presidential election, an astounding 9 out of 10 newspaper readers voted. In the most recent midterm elections, when voter participation is traditionally lower, no less than 8 out of 10 newspaper readers cast a ballot.
Source: The Cromer Group/Moore Information national survey
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