Dear Friends and Neighbors,
Thank you for visiting my campaign website as I prepare to run for Assemblyman for Nevada State Assembly District 8! It seems like it was just yesterday that I was launching a campaign to run for the Assembly as a first time candidate and here I am looking at running again for the Assembly! I thank you all for your support and trust in me, and hope to once again fight for a better Nevada.
In 2011, I was able to pass Nevada’s Foster Child Bill of Rights, providing clear protection and support for our foster children. I helped protect tenants from faulty evictions by strengthening the penalties for those who do not follow the rules. I was able to tighten the rules for process servers so citizens were not victimized with default judgments when they were never properly notified to appear in court. I helped clarify the need to protect Nevada’s Victims Compensation Fund and make sure those funds were not removed at the end of each year. Lastly, I championed legislation to protect our youth from the dangers of overlooked head injuries by adopting standards to make sure young athletes see a healthcare professional before returning to the game.
In 2013, I continued to fight for our most vulnerable children by ensuring that victims of abuse and neglect are protected in the courtroom. I also sponsored legislation to assure that group homes in the foster care system are subjected to a quality assurance process to protect foster children. I was proud to cosponsor legislation that protected students from predators who abuse their authority as teachers to victimize children. I also worked with Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto to pass legislation that made adjustments to the foreclosure process in Nevada so that banks are not discouraged from releasing more homes into the market once it has been established that that homes are properly foreclosed upon. I was able to put into law better protections for homeowners who found themselves subjected to collection companies due to late HOA fee accumulation. Finally, in 2013 I cosponsored legislation to make it easier to identify abandoned homes in our community so that we can avoid community blight and move those properties through the foreclosure process faster.
In 2014, like many of my colleagues, I lost my bid for re-election amidst a record low voter turnout. In previous elections, the voters in Assembly District 8 turned out at an impressive 80% rate! However, in the last election, only 1 out of 3 voters in Assembly District 8 cast a ballot. The result was a 2015 Legislative Session where the very fabric of the Nevada Legislature was torn apart by many who had no respect for the institution. I knocked on thousands of doors, made thousands of phone calls, had thousands of great conversations – but in the end it wasn’t enough. I hope I can count on your support, because Nevada cannot afford another legislative session with extremists at the wheel – it costs Nevada too much. Please feel free to contact me at any time at 702-280-2981 or you can email me firstname.lastname@example.org.