I am 74 and a retired 18-year business owner and 20 years military service.
I served as Director and President of a City Chamber of commerce for Victorville, CA and as a member of the Town board for the Town of Kingston in Southern Lander County. I hold a B.S. Degree in Vocational Education and two Associates Degrees in Business Administration and Administration of Justice. I was involved in numerous Community Projects and worked closely with 4 local City Councils.
As a resident of the Town of Kingston I have a vested interest in assuring that Southern Lander County continues to grow in the spirit it was designed for. It is therefore my goal to approach, understand and resolve any Public issues. I have no agenda except to support and assist the Southern Lander County residents. I will do my best to serve our community.
Climate change is an existential threat, healthcare is a human right and this pandemic is all the evidence one should require to appreciate the need for a universal basic income. As your representative I will fight every day to secure as basic human rights, social programs like Medicare for all, free college and student debt forgiveness, criminal justice reform, campaign finance reform, and a green new deal. What that means for Northern Nevada is green power, desalination, and pipelines of fresh water brought into our basin to replenish what we’ve depleted and carry us forward as we grow, a 21st century solution to Yucca mountain and radioactive waste using Thorium instead of 100,000 years of storage.
Water is life and it is in short supply in Nevada. From indigenous people’s rituals and travels and wild horses, to the agriculture and the water tables below. We’ve depleted the reserves, there is nowhere left to drill and yet, we are going to continue to grow and consume. A national infrastructure program will include pipelines of fresh water and desalination, benefiting each state not unlike other national efforts like the railroad, highways, telephony and power. Universal and unfettered access to basic needs, provided as a public good, through progressive taxation improves us all.
Thorium is the power behind the work to be done. Our future economy and life on earth depend on humans being very good at carbon capture and sequestration, indoor farming, and reversing desertification. When earth becomes hostile to human life, all other concerns are demoted. This limitless supply of clean energy changes incentives and cost structures and thereby frees the people of oil-rich nations from the otherwise legitimate fears of unwanted visitation by resource-curios groups. Venezuela, Iran, and other nations rich in hydrocarbon deposits will no longer have to fear the eventual invasion by American interests or weigh the cost/benefit of developing a nuclear deterrent lest they be the next to see Bolton’s “Libyan model” applied.
Universal Basic Income provides a floor, beneath which one cannot fall; a foundation, upon which one can build a future. With UBI people are free to refuse to be a part of something they wish to reject. That can be a job that doesn’t pay well enough for the task required. It can be the financial freedom to get away from an abusive relationship where, previously, financial restrictions were the leash that commanded your restraint, continued residency, or other toxic dependencies. UBI extracts power from Wall Street and its illegitimate hold on your basic financial well-being and future retirement. UBI moves us towards a demand-side economy, a trickle-up economy, and provides direct payment for otherwise uncompensated work like stay-at-home parent or caregiver.
As your Congressman I will approach every concern with the intent to do the most good, for the most people, beginning with the least among us; to lift from the bottom. Are you ready to fight for someone you don’t know? I am ready to fight for you.
Since 1977, the year I entered the Washoe County School District as a student, Reno, Washoe County School District, and the State of Nevada have been very good to my family and me. My three older children have all found success because of the education system in Nevada and I know my family plans to stay here long after my youngest son graduates in 2034.
I recently sold my business and still work part-time in the financial planning industry. I also reconnected with the love of my life and we are enjoying the new team our family of nine has become. It feels like I’ve put the hard work into finding a work life balance I will always treasure, but it also means I have more time to serve and I want to give back to the State that has been so generous to me. Through my years in the financial planning industry, I accumulated skills I want to use to benefit the citizens, taxpayers, and residents as a Board Member for the State Board of Education, District 2 and, as a parent, I am invested in our community’s education system.
I also have invested my time in many ways by serving on the Step 2 Board, Reno Rodeo Foundation Board, and the Zoning Advisory Committee for Washoe County School District. While I was in the financial planning industry, I had the opportunity to provide financial literacy training to students of all ages and continue to do so. Requiring financial literacy in the schools is one of my top priorities serving on the State Board of Education along with emphasizing the importance of vocational training as an alternative to college. Our students need to not just be college ready in every situation, but career ready.
We started our campaign for the State Board of Education, District 2 in October of 2019 when I declared I was running. We attended many campaign events and I also had the opportunity to serve as Principal for the day at Double Diamond Elementary School in Reno. On March 13th, the final day of filing, I found out that I will be running unopposed for the seat so will ultimately be elected. Campaigning is over for me now which allows me the opportunity to start meeting voters all over the district and listening to their concerns and ideas. Once we are able to do so, I look forward to meeting people face to face so I can begin preparing to serve on the State of Board of Education in January 2021. I hope to meet you soon in this process.
My name is Hope Hardy, and I am running for Lander County Commissioner District 3.
Here is a little background on me; I was born and raised in Fallon Nv. I moved to Austin in 2018 with my husband when he went to work for Ormat. We love Austin and decided to make it our home and bought a home. I have worked in Corporate America for the last twenty years in managing new business and maintaining established businesses.
I am active in community politics, a member of the Austin Historic Society, I worked for the Austin Chamber of Commerce and I am currently the Chairperson of the Lander County Sewer and Water District 2. I am also active in The Pony Express Territory with the State of Nevada.
I want to tell you about my platform. I strongly support all of Lander County and its future growth and development.
Local businesses are the backbone of Lander County. We need start uplifting our local business and acknowledge how important they are to our county. Help them with expansion and developing a strong business plan. I also support bring new business into Lander County that will expand the needs of the county. Sustainability is very important. We need to make sure that we are planning for the future by bringing in new sustainable jobs and families.
Proper infrastructure is primary for managed growth. Three words that I see for Lander County’s future, partnerships, planning and progression.
Planning needs to extend beyond the short term, it should be more then just tomorrow and next year. We should be thinking ten to twenty years out so we can be on the offensive and keep our county strong and fiscally stable.
It’s time to elect people who realize that problems exist, and to be honest about them and be realistic on how to fix them, I am really a believer in small and limited government and by working together as a Commission, we can help build a stronger Lander County.
This is your chance to be heard, Your Vote is Your Voice!
Thank you, Hope Hardy
As a resident of Kingston, NV, it has been an honor to represent Southern Lander County as a trustee on the Lander County School Board since November of 2018. It is important that we have a resident of Southern Lander County on the School Board to represent the needs of our rural students.
My background includes twelve years as a teacher including five years as a junior high school physical education teacher in Carson City; after working in the travel industry for many years, I returned to teaching as a high school vocational education teacher in the Academy of Hospitality and Tourism in the Minneapolis Public Schools. Following my retirement, I returned to the mountains of Nevada, and I have been happy to represent our Lander County School Board at the Nevada Association of School Boards.
There have been unprecedented challenges for our schools this year, and just as the schools are learning online, our Board is currently having our meetings virtually! I have been very impressed with the efforts of the staff members and our superintendent in their response to the current pandemic. I hope to continue representing you on the Lander County School Board.
It has been my privilege to serve the citizens of Lander County as your District #3 Republican Commissioner
Some of my top concerns/priorities continue to be:
I have proudly served in the United States Air Force Reserves and been involved in many local and state non-profit boards involving Medicare, NV State Commission on Aging, Red Cross, Tourism, Insurance, Real Estate, Battle Mountain Hospital Board and Emergency Services.
As a current commissioner I have taken an oath and pledged a commitment to those I serve. I am asking voters to keep the experience and knowledge needed for the position of County Commissioner. Counties are on the frontline delivering services to our residents, especially during this critical time with COVID-19. Though many difficult times are still ahead of us, together we will continue to overcome obstacles, look to a brighter tomorrow and help our community thrive. I would appreciate your vote!
Please continue to stay Healthy and Safe!
Occupation: Director of Marketing/Communications for a national nonprofit and nonpartisan organized based in Reno that provides education to the judiciary; former award-winning journalist.
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Phone: (775) 386-2591
I’m a former award-winning journalist who currently directs communications and marketing for a national nonprofit and nonpartisan organization based in Reno that provides education to the judiciary. In 2018 I was named the employee who best exemplifies all five of the organization’s core values: integrity, leadership, justice, excellence and innovation.
After earning my bachelor’s degree in journalism from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, I worked for several years as a business and general assignment reporter and editor on mid- to large-circulation newspapers in Virginia and Delaware. I began my career as a newspaper reporter and editor specializing in business news and most often wrote about agribusiness and regulated utilities. I also worked as a Life section reporter for USA Today.
I won a top-writing award for my reporting on agribusiness. I later became a nationally recognized writer and editor of serious magazines published by colleges and universities, including more than 10 years with Notre Dame Magazine. My reporting and editing have been recognized regionally and nationally by organizations including the Society of Professional Journalists, Hearst Foundation, International Association of Business Communicators, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and Gannett Company Inc.
After more than 10 years at Notre Dame, I accepted an offer to become director of publications and communications for the University of Nevada, Reno. I also directed communications and marketing for the UNR’s Sanford Center for Aging.
My wife of 38 years, Sue, an educator, and I have two grown children, and last year we welcomed our first grandchild, widely believed to be the most adorable baby on earth. I am an avid runner and adept at injuring myself, having broken my foot, fingers, wrist (twice), neck and arm (the last while running).
Sue and I love Northern Nevada and intend to live here the rest of our lives. Except for when I am in Washington, proudly representing the 2nd Congressional District. My Platform for Northern Nevada: A nonpartisan voter for essentially my entire adult life, I believe that honest, decent, reasonable people are still the majority in this country (they just have to vote). And no party holds a monopoly on good or bad ideas, good or bad people.
Our campaign’s motto is Truth Matters. This campaign is driven by a historic imperative: to defend American democracy and defeat the lies, ignorance, hatred, cruelty and appalling lack of human decency of Donald Trump and his enablers. Congressman Mark Amodei has supported everything Donald Trump has said and done for four years. Everyone understands that the 2020 election is a referendum on Trumpism and all of its enablers.
I will deliver results for Northern Nevada by being a representative who builds winning coalitions in the House around sensible, practical ideas. Our No. 1 priority beyond defeating Trumpism is to make health care available and affordable for all. Here’s a logical way to start: build upon the Affordable Care Act, create more competition in the health insurance market by introducing a public option, and allow individuals to enroll in Medicare and Medicare Advantage at 55 instead of having to wait until 65.
I’ll introduce legislation to bring high-speed internet service to rural Nevada, and all of rural America, the same way the federal government sponsored rural electrification in the 1930s under the New Deal. High-speed internet can help bring telemedicine to remote communities lacking access to health care. Our district has plenty of those.
I’ll always fight to protect Nevada’s treasured public lands. I’ll press for responsible development that serves the common good but only with local input and approval.
Nevada’s public schools remain among the lowest-rated in the country. I’ll support federal matching grants for states like ours that have traditionally neglected education but are now willing to invest more to support teachers and improve school quality.
I will also bring fresh ideas to promote ethics and accountability in government.
I will propose legislation to amend the presidential oath of office so that every future president has to swear to tell the truth. Habitual, unrepentant lying would become grounds for removal from office. Every voter can read my 10-point Constituents Bill of Rights, which, among other things, promises that your congressman and staff will tell the truth. And if you ask a question, you’ll get an answer, not a form letter. For details on all of my fresh approaches and sensible solutions, see the Hot Button Issues, Nevada Hot Buttons and Fresh Ideas pages at my website, https://EdCohenforCongress.com/
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Dear Citizens of Lander County,
My name is Amber Schmidt and I am running for Lander County Commissioner district 4. I am running as a republican as my personal belief on government is more conservative in nature. My main values are family and community. I would vote on issues encouraging growth and development in Lander County and would always keep the children and hardworking people of our great county’s best interests in mind. I believe that, as a Commissioner, my job is to represent the will of the people and that I work for you. Too often politicians forget this and I would make it a point to remind myself and my fellow board members when voting on issues. I ask for your vote in hopes that together we can grow this community while maintaining our character and holding strong to our community values.
Thank you for your time!
Clint was born into a large farm-family as the son of first-generation American parents. He attended a two-room country grade school and eventually graduated from the University of North Dakota with B.A. Degrees in Political Science and History.
For most of his career, Clint has held leadership positions as a General Manager or Executive Director. Throughout those years, Clint has had to make many tough decisions, plan for the future, and supervise offices and staff.
From the hospitality industry, Clint moved into rural development as the Executive Director of the Nevada Rural Development Council. His responsibilities included rural development where he helped rural communities develop their short-term and long-term plans. Clint also assisted rural residents in starting and growing their small businesses.
In 2009, Clint was appointed as the State Executive Director of the Nevada Farm Service Agency of the United States Department of Agriculture. His responsibilities included implementing several new Farm Bills, annual Congressional Budgets, help write program policy, expand the Agency's loan-making service, and distribute millions of dollars of natural disaster assistance to eligible farmers, ranchers, and Native American producers across the State. He employed and placed a majority of women in leadership positions throughout the Agency and named a female replacement when he was forced to resign due to the 2016 Election.
After leaving the USDA in 2017, Clint made the decision to run for Congress in 2018 where he came in a strong second-place position. Because of his strong finish in 2018, Clint decided to run again in 2020. During both elections, he campaigned heavily for universal healthcare, women's rights, equal pay, fair taxes, a living wage, more funding for teachers and Title I Schools.
For 2020, Clint is focusing on fixing healthcare, reviving the economy, and rebuilding America from the bottom up in light of what the Coronavirus has done to our country. He has sponsored Town Hall Meetings on Women's Issues, Teachers, People with Disabilities, and Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. Clint is a strong Union supporter because he believes in employee parity when it comes to wages, compensation, and leadership positions.
Clint's campaign is a strong symbol of integrity and transparency, with a female-majority team, and diversity when it comes to age and gender. He is proud to serve his country with public service.
RESIDENCY: Reno, NV, since 1991. Moved to Incline Village in 1985.
PARTY: Life-long Democrat.
COLLEGE DEGREES: B.A. in Political Science and B.A. in History.
CURRENT EMPLOYMENT: Semi-retired and a Substitute Teacher for the Washoe County School District and the Eastern Sierra Job Corps.
ENDORSEMENTS: Former Senator Richard Bryan; former Attorney General Frankie Sue Del Pappa; Culinary Workers Union, Local 226; Brian Melendez - Chair of Nevada's Native American Caucus; Nevada Veterans Association; and many local leaders and activists.
CANDIDATE PROFILE: Progressive on social and environmental issues; moderate to conservative on fiscal issues.
PLATFORM: To see my stand on issues, go to my website at www.kobleforcongress.com
SOME PLATFORM PLANKS:
Guns: As a life-time gun owner, I respect and support the Second Amendment though I oppose assault weapons.
Public Lands: I want to keep public lands in public hands. I oppose the wholesale transfer of public lands to private ownership, though I would approve small allocations to municipalities. I also favor Nevada getting a better rate and a higher total of its annual Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT). Nevada deserves more because it has the highest percentage of its lands managed by the government. In addition, some counties get extremely small rates per acre while others collect significantly larger rates. We should opt for a more equitable formula that benefits Nevada overall.
Mining: I support mining if it is environmentally conscious. Mining is a big supporter of rural Nevada and its communities.
Education: I support Universal Pre-K, more flexibility in Title I Schools to get better outcomes, more money for teachers to keep them teaching instead of a great majority leaving after their first five years, and I want to significantly lower interest rates on student loans to 3%. Students should be awarded debt forgiveness when working in under-privileged, remote, and rural areas.
Water: I opposed sending water from northern Nevada to southern Nevada.
Government: It should live within its means.
Oppose: Gerrymandering, Filibusters, and Citizens United where corporations are allowed to donate huge amounts of dark monies into elections.
Immigration: We need comprehensive immigration reform, something we have lacked since 1986. I support protecting DACA and the H-2A farm visa program.
Women's Rights: I support the Violence Against Women Act and the Equality Act. I support Planned Parenthood to reduce unwanted pregnancies and abortions.
Because of the damage done to our country from the Coronavirus, I want to focus on three things when I get to Congress:
1. Fix Healthcare! With 33.5 million people out of work and millions losing their healthcare coverage, we can see the danger in tying healthcare to employment. It's bad enough to lose your job but to lose your family's healthcare at the same time, makes millions of Americans vulnerable every single day. It's time we considered some type of affordable universal healthcare.
2.Revive the Economy. We have to keep supporting our businesses with the Payroll Protection Plan until our economy turns around. We need to extend unemployment benefits and Cobra Coverage also, along with the UBI - Universal Basic Income payments to Americans. We have to help more of the 'small' small businesses, not just the 'big' small businesses. More tax incentives should be given to employee-owned businesses and cooperatives because they take good care of their employees. They don't pay CEOs and stockholders huge salaries.
3.Rebuild our infrastructure. With over 33 million people out of work, we should be giving them money to rebuild our bridges, roads, and highways that need repair. We should consider public projects that put people to work and give them pride in rebuilding America.
If anyone has any questions, they can contact me at (775) 843-4081 or email@example.com.
Thank you for your consideration.
I HAVE LIVED IN LANDER COUNTY SINCE 1979,AND MADE MY HOME IN BATTLE MOUNTAIN. MY CAREER AS A HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR ENDED WITH RETIREMENT IN 2019. MY WIFE AND I HAVE RAISED 3 SONS HERE. BEING RETIRED GIVES ME TIME AND ENERGY TO DEVOTE IN MAKING LANDER COUNTY A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE.
MAINTAINING ROADS HAS GIVEN ME THE KNOWLEDGE NEEDED TO HELP IMPROVE EXISTING COUNTY ROADS AS WELL AS IMPLEMENTING PLANS FOR NEW ONES. AS A PREVIOUS EMPLOYEE OF LANDER COUNTY ROAD AND BRIDGE, MAKES ME AWARE OF COUNTY PROCEDURES AND POLICIES.
• I AM A PAST ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE DUCKS UNLIMITED
• MEMBER OF THE NRA AND LANDER COUNTY GUN CLUB
• I WILL FIGHT FOR CONTINUED SUPPORT OF THE 2ND AMENDMENT
MY GOALS ARE:
• TO REBUILD AND RESTORE EXISTING LANDER COUNTY STRUCTURES BEFORE BUILDING ANYMORE. I AM A FIRM BELIEVER IN TAKING CARE OF WHAT YOU HAVE NOW BEFORE ADDING MORE TO IT. TO CHANGE THE CODES TO PRESERVE OUR INFRASTRUCTURE.
• I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO SEE MORE OUTSIDE BUSINESS’S COME TO LANDER COUNTY SO WE ARENT SO DEPENDANT ON MINING.
• COMMON SENSE AND COMMITMENT
• I WILL MAKE A COMMITMENT TO LANDER COUNTY TO USE OUR TAX DOLLARS TO NOT ONLY IMPROVE OUR COUNTY, BUT USE COMMON SENSE IN DETERMINING PRIORITIES.
I WANT TO CLARIFY THE FACT THAT I DON’T HAVE ANY RELATION WITH ANYONE IN POSITION AT THE LANDER COUNTY COURT HOUSE. I BELIEVE IN NO FAVORS; JUST GOOD HONEST GOVERNMENT!
PLEASE CALL ME WITH YOUR CONCERNS AND QUESTIONS
With the challenges the 117th Congress is going to face in just about nine months, Nevada is going to need someone who knows their way around The Hill, is familiar with the process, and who has stepped up to deliver for Nevada during the biggest economic and health crisis of our lifetimes. I ask for your support based on my solid record before and during this crisis. Although the road ahead will be filled with difficult choices and hard work, we've already accomplished so much together, and I'm confident we can continue making a difference for the Silver State.
The Honorable Mark E. Amodei was born in Carson City on June 12, 1958. As a lifelong Nevadan, Congressman Amodei graduated from Carson High in 1976 and went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Nevada, Reno in 1980. In 1983, Congressman Amodei received a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.
From 1983 to 1987, Congressman Amodei served as a lawyer in the United States Army Judge Advocate General Corps where he earned the following honors and achievements for his service: Army Achievement Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, and the Meritorious Service Medal.
Upon receiving an honorable discharge, Congressman Amodei returned home to become an attorney with the law firms Allison MacKenzie in Carson City from 1987 to 2004 and Kummer Kaempfer Bonner Renshaw and Ferrario (now Kaempfer Crowell) in Reno from 2004 to 2007. While working as an attorney, Congressman Amodei was elected to the Nevada State Assembly in 1996 and served until 1998. He then served as a Member of the Nevada State Senate from 1998 to 2010, serving as President Pro Tempore from 2003 to 2008. Congressman Amodei additionally served as President of the Nevada Mining Association from 2007 to 2008 before becoming a sole practitioner in 2009.
In 2011, Congressman Amodei was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Nevada's 2nd District. He is currently carrying out the remainder of his fourth full term and serves as a Member of the House Appropriations Committee and its subcommittees on the Interior and Financial Services and General Government.
Since being elected to Congress, Congressman Amodei has received the following awards: the 2020 Congressional Champion Award from the Corps Network, 2019 Nevada Broadcasters Association President's Award, American Conservative Union Foundation's (ACUF) Award for Conservative Achievement for 2017 and lifetime voting records, Spirit of Enterprise Award for strong voting record in support of the business community, Heroes of Main Street award in recognition of Members of Congress who support the retail industry's public policy priorities, Guardian of Small Business Award for outstanding efforts to support small business issues, National Guard Association of the United States' Charles Dick Medal of Merit, Medicare Advantage Champion, Champion of the Merit Shop Eagle Award, the Family Research Council's True Blue Award for Members who have stood strong on faith, family, and freedom, NEMA 2018 Legislative Award, True Blue Award, 2017 USGS Coalition Leadership Award for supporting science that furthers the mission of the U.S. Geological Survey, Award of Recognition for cosponsoring the Filipino American Veterans Fairness Act, 2018 Congressional Champion Award from the Corps Network, and outstanding service during the 113th Congress from the Farm Bureau.
Congressman Amodei is a member of the Colorado River Commission, the Uniform State Law Commission, and the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Legislative Oversight Committee.
He lives in Carson City and has two daughters, Ryanne and Erin.
My name is Alexis Hansen and I currently serve as the State Assemblywoman for District 32 which has been an absolute honor to serve my beloved State and constituents. I am a proud Nevada girl, a 5th generation Nevadan, a long-time business owner of a plumbing company, a wife of 39 years to Ira Hansen, a proud mother to our 8 amazing children and 19 grandchildren, a Blue Star Mom, a licensed Realtor, a member of the NRA and a concealed weapons permit holder.
I currently reside in Sparks, Nevada where I have lived almost my entire life (having also had the adventure of living in Goldfield and Tonopah as a young child).
Why am I running?
As a journalism student at the University of Nevada Reno I have always had an interest in current events and Nevada history and its politics. I have been involved in school board issues, legislative issues and campaigns over many years so I have a natural desire to roll up my sleeves, make suggestions and try to be part of solutions for our community. As a business owner there is a shortage of representatives in the state house that come from a small business background and a rural Nevada point of reference and I want to continue to be a voice and presence for small business and rural Nevada since so much of what happens in the state legislature has a direct impact on small businesses and rural Nevadans.
Why should people vote for me?
I am honest, hard working and respectful of taxpayer dollars and how they are used and that there should be transparency and accountability for how those dollars from hardworking Nevadans are spent. I am committed to the maxim that government that functions best functions closest to the people. Also, as an elected official it is important to understand the proper role of government as outlined in our state and federal constitutions and not how it is outlined by a bureaucracy.
What makes me the best candidate?
During this most recent legislative session (as a freshman) I was able to get passed and signed into law 3 of my 6 bills while in the minority party. I can work across the isle when needed but I am also willing to stand firm when principle is more important than policy.
How do you plan to tackle most pressing issues?
My district covers 7 counties all of which have diverse economies, tribal needs and concerns and general constituent issues. Communication is key and I thoroughly enjoy my travel around all 38,000 square miles, and getting to know those constituents and county and tribal leaders helps to inform me of what the pressing needs of my district are. There were vital issues this last legislative session that would have adversely affected business and education as well as other issues that would have negative impacts on rural counties regarding water, agriculture and natural resources and I stood firm and was a voice to protect those interests because I had communicated and done my homework on those issues.
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