We have a fiscal crisis in Nevada that we cannot simply tax and spend our way out of. There are many ways to increase revenues without raising taxes and one way to do that is to reduce unemployment. When there are more jobs, public revenues increase from payroll taxes, sales taxes, property taxes and fuel taxes. Employed people depend less on social services, which reduces the demand for revenue. They buy more and spend more, which results in even more…
In 2009, I founded Equality Nevada, an organization that worked to improve the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals and their families. Equality Nevada organized the first LGBT citizen’s lobbyist group during the 2009 legislative session and supported the passage of public accommodation and domestic partnership legislation. In the 2011 and 2013 legislative sessions, I continued to work towards advancing civil rights in Nevada. By working with members of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Nevada Women’s…
I was an active-duty member of the US Air Force for over six years. I served three years at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida from 1986 to 1989. I worked as an airfield firefighter, a fire inspector and a 9-1-1 communication center manager in support of 56th Tactical Training Wing F-16 aircraft operations and US Central Command activities. I received an Achievement Medal for community service. After receiving a top secret clearance, I was assigned to Nellis Air…
Candidate for Assembly District 30
I was an active-duty member of the US Air Force for over six years. I served three years in Nevada at the Tonopah Test Range in support of F-117A Stealth Fighter operations. I held a Top Secret clearance, qualified as a small arms expert with the M-16 rifle, earned two Achievement Medals and received a Commendation Medal for my actions during Operation Desert Storm.
I served three years as a governor appointed member of the Nevada Equal Rights Commission (NERC).
I look forward to continuing to serve the great state of Nevada.