Vol. 44 No. 008 - September 2018

Nevada Families for Freedom

State Affiliate National Eagle Forum

44th Anniversary

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Editor: Janine Hansen

September 2018, In the Year of Our Lord                    

Volume 44, Number 8, Email Version

 

Voter Guide Questions and Candidates’ Answers

The explanations to these questions are in our August 2018 Newsletter available online.

      1)    Will you vote against/oppose SJR14 the massive property tax increase?

      2)  Will you vote against/oppose AJR14 which creates a Constitutional Right to Emergency Medical Care?

      3)  Do you support the unabridged individual Constitutional right of Citizens to Keep and Bear Arms including the right to own semi-automatic rifles?

      4)    As an elected Legislator will you defend the right of religious liberty in your deliberations as a Representative of the People?

      5)     Will you vote to protect/support Nevada’s taxpayers from the excessive cost of illegal immigration and oppose any legislation which moves Nevada towards a Sanctuary State?

      6)    Will you vote to insure/support those requirements in Nevada law before aliens receive drivers’ authorization cards?

      7)    This opens our elections to voter fraud. Will you oppose legislation to allow voter registration on Election Day?

8)    Do you support laws to protect the right to life of innocent unborn babies, the elderly, and the handicapped?

      9)    Will you oppose assisted suicide legislation? 

     10) Will you vote to uphold/support Nevada’s current sex-education law which allows counties flexibility and prohibits outsiders from access to the classroom? 

11) Will you vote to repeal the failing Common Core Education Standards and its invasive student/family tracking?

12) Do you support a parent’s right to choose government, charter, private, religious, or home schooling for their children including for their pre-school children?

13) Will you oppose any legislation/regulation/measure to provide mandatory kindergarten and government preschool for three and four year old children?          

14) Do you support freedom of choice in health care, including the fundamental right to not be forced to receive vaccines or medications including fluoride?

 Note: Many of the candidates DID NOT CHOOSE TO RESPOND. We contacted many of the candidates 3 times. We appreciate all who had the integrity to respond.   Those candidates whose names are not listed Did Not Respond, also those candidates with DNR=Did Not Respond.

 Key: D=Democrat, IAP=Independent American, Lib=Libertarian, NP=Non-Partisan, R=Republican

Y=Yes, N=No, U=Undecided, 0=No Answer, C=Comments (We told candidates we would not include comments due to space restrictions.) AD=Assembly District, DNR=Did Not Respond.

 

Federal Offices, U.S. Senate and Congress

The National Eagle Forum Questionnaire was used for these offices.  Because it was 4 pages long it is impossible to share it here. It will be available on our website. Those who responded are listed below. . 

US Senate

Kamau Bakari, IAP, http://www.kamaubakari.com/

US Congress

District 1, Robert Strawder, Lib

District 4, Dean McGonigle, R

District 4, Warren Markowitz, IAP

State Senate & Assembly

State Senate:

Senate Dist 2 Calvin P Border, R, 1-Y, 2-Y, 3-Y, 4-Y, 5-Y, 6-Y, 7-Y, 8-Y, 9-Y, 10-Y, 11-Y, 12-Y, 13-Y, 14-Y

Senate Dist 13 Charlene Young, IAP, 1-Y, 2-Y, 3-Y, 4-Y, 5-Y, 6-Y, 7-Y, 8-Y, 9-Y, 10-Y, 11-Y, 12-Y, 13-Y, 14-Y

Senate Dist 21 Ron McGinnis, R, 1-Y, 2-Y, 3-Y, 4-Y, 5-Y, 6-Y, 7-Y, 8-Y, 9-Y, 10-Y, 11-Y, 12-Y, 13-Y, 14-Y

Assembly:

AD 2 John Hambrick, R, 1-Y, 2-Y, 3-Y, 4-Y, 5-Y, 6-Y, 7-Y, 8-Y, 9-Y, 10-Y, 11-Y, 12-Y, 13-Y, 14-Y

AD 3 Stephen Sedlmeyer, R, 1-Y, 2-Y, 3-Y, 4-Y, 5-Y, 6-Y, 7-Y, 8-Y, 9-U, 10-Y, 11-Y, 12-Y, 13-Y, 14-Y

AD 9 Linda Cannon, R, 1-Y, 2-N, 3-Y, 4-Y, 5-Y, 6-Y, 7-Y, 8-Y, 9-U, 10-Y, 11-Y, 12-Y, 13-Y, 14-Y

AD 10 Noel Searles, R, 1-Y, 2-Y, 3-Y, 4-Y, 5-Y, 6-Y, 7-Y, 8-Y, 9-Y, 10-Y, 11-Y, 12-Y, 13-Y, 14-Y

AD 10 Jonathan Friedrich, IAP, 1-Y, 2-Y, 3-Y, 4-Y, 5-Y, 6-U, 7-Y, 8-Y, 9-N, 10-Y, 11-Y, 12-Y, 13-Y, 14-N

AD12 Richard Fletcher, R, 1-Y, 2-Y, 3-Y, 4-Y, 5-Y, 6-Y, 7-Y, 8-Y, 9-U, 10-Y, 11-Y, 12-Y, 13-Y, 14-Y

AD15 Stan Vaughn, R, 1-Y, 2-Y, 3-Y, 4-Y, 5-Y, 6-Y, 7-Y, 8-Y, 9-Y, 10-Y, 11-Y, 12-Y, 13-Y, 14-Y

AD 18 Matt Sadler, R, 1-Y, 2-Y, 3-Y, 4-Y, 5-Y, 6-Y, 7-Y, 8-Y, 9-Y, 10-Y, 11-Y, 12-Y, 13-Y, 14-Y

AD 20 Michael McDonald, R, 1-Y, 2-U, 3-Y, 4-Y, 5-Y, 6-Y, 7-U, 8-Y, 9-Y, 10-Y, 11-Y, 12-Y, 13-Y, 14-Y

AD23 Ralph Preta, IAP, 1-Y, 2-Y, 3-Y, 4-Y, 5-Y, 6-Y, 7-Y, 8-Y, 9-Y, 10-Y, 11-Y, 12-Y, 13-Y, 14-Y

AD26 Lisa Krasner, R, 1-Y, 2-Y, 3-Y, 4-Y, 5-Y, 6-Y, 7-Y, 8-Y, 9-Y, 10-Y, 11-Y, 12-Y, 13-Y, 14-Y

AD31 Jill Dickman, R, 1-Y, 2-Y, 3-Y, 4-Y, 5-Y, 6-Y, 7-Y, 8-Y, 9-Y, 10-Y, 11-Y, 12-Y, 13-Y, 14-Y

AD34 Janice Wessen, R, 1-Y, 2-Y, 3-Y, 4-Y, 5-Y, 6-Y, 7-Y, 8-Y, 9-Y, 10-Y, 11-Y, 12-Y, 13-Y, 14-Y

AD36 Lesia Romanov, D, 1-Y, 2-Y, 3-Y, 4-Y, 5-Y, 6-N, 7-Y, 8-U, 9-U, 10-Y, 11-Y, 12-Y, 13-Y, 14-Y

AD36 Dennis Hof, R, 1-Y, 2-U, 3-Y, 4-Y, 5-Y, 6-Y, 7-Y, 8-U, 9-U, 10-Y, 11-Y, 12-Y, 13-Y, 14-Y

AD37 Jim Marchant, R, 1-Y, 2-Y, 3-Y, 4-Y, 5-Y, 6-Y, 7-Y, 8-Y, 9-Y, 10-Y, 11-Y, 12-Y, 13-Y, 14-Y

AD39 Jim Wheeler, R, 1-Y, 2-Y, 3-Y, 4-Y, 5-Y, 6-C, 7-Y, 8-Y, 9-Y, 10-Y, 11-Y, 12-Y, 13-Y, 14-Y

Wheeler C-6 “I would much rather vote to repeal the law that allows illegal aliens to get drivers licenses.”

AD41 Paris Wade, R, 1-Y, 2-Y, 3-Y, 4-Y, 5-Y, 6-Y, 7-Y, 8-Y, 9-Y, 10-Y, 11-Y, 12-Y, 13-Y, 14-Y

 

State Wide Candidates

Governor: We included comments for this office to provide additional information for our readers.

Russell Best, IAP, www.best4governor.com/

1-Y, 2-Y, 3-Y, 4-Y, 5-Y, 6-Y, 7-Y, 8-Y, 9-Y, 10-Y, 11-Y, 12-Y, 13-Y, 14-Y

Proper Role of Government: “The proper role for state government is simple small government, for the people and by the people not the politicians and parties.”

Ryan Bundy, NP, www.governorbundy.com

1-Y, 2-Y, 3-Y, 4-Y, 5-Y, 6-Y, 7-Y, 8-Y, 9-Y, 10-Y, 11-Y, 12-Y, 13-Y, 14-Y

Property Role of Government: “The only legitimate purpose for government is to aid individuals in claiming, using, and defending their rights. Each level of government fulfills this role in different ways. The Federal government is primarily designed to deal with outside/foreign affairs such as war, foreign trade, foreign relations, etc…Federal authority and powers are few and defined and delegated from We the People through the Constitution for the United States. Powers delegated to the several States are numerous and defined by their individual Constitutions. The role of States are to deal with internal matters such as registering claims of rights made by individuals, and protecting them from encroachment by other people; ensuring that land and natural resources are available for people to benefit from; protecting against crime & keeping peace; to check other levels of government when they encroach upon the right of the People and or the State; and many more.”

Adam Paul Laxalt, R, 1-Y, 2-Y, 3-Y, 4-Y, 5-C, 6-C, 7-Y, 8-Y, 9-Y, 10-Y, 11-C 12-Y, 13-C, 14-Y

Laxalt, C-5, As Attorney General, I have made public safety my highest priority, and I will continue to prioritize public safety as our next Governor. That includes opposing all efforts to turn Nevada into a sanctuary state. We need to be clear what this is all about. It’s about local governments harboring criminal aliens and refusing to cooperate with the federal government in their efforts to ensure that dangerous criminals are kept off our streets and out of our communities. This poses a real threat to our citizens, and I’m proud of my efforts to combat this dangerous practice. Alarmingly, legislative Democrats introduced legislation last year to make Nevada a sanctuary state. As Governor, I will vigorously oppose all such efforts.

Laxalt, C-6, I would have to review any particular legislation on this detail before committing to signing it, to see what the overall impact on our state would be. I share the frustration of many Nevadans at our federal policymakers’ long-running failure to adequately address the problem of illegal immigration, and to secure the border. Their inaction has left it to the states to have to grapple with these issues. I will approach this issue the way I will approach all others; By putting the interests of Nevadans first, ensuring that public safety is prioritized, and ensuring we do what’s in the best long-term interests of our state and it citizens.

Laxalt, C-11, I shared the same concerns a lot of people had at the time this was being implemented, and was worried that this would be a case of federal government forcing a top-down agenda on our state. Fortunately, that is not happening today. But I’ve talked to a lot of parents and teachers, and there’s no doubt there are some real challenges that come with trying to teach and learn this way. I can certainly understand the frustration this must produce. I’m committed to continuing to look at this system and to do whatever we can to improve it, and to make sure it’s as effective as possible at improving educational achievement.

Laxalt, C-12, I support parental choice in education and think we ought to expand choice, not restrict. I want parents to have more options in where to send their kids to school, beyond just the traditional public schools. That’s why my education plan, available at www.AdamLaxalt.com, calls for expanding access to charter schools, doubling support for Opportunity Scholarships, and supporting Education Savings Accounts. I would have to review any specific legislation in this area before determining whether to support it, but as a general rule I oppose strict government mandates when it comes to education, and will always err on the side of promoting educational freedom.

Steve Sisolak, D, DNR https://stevesisolak.com

 

Lt. Governor:

Janine Hansen, IAP, 1-Y, 2-Y, 3-Y, 4-Y, 5-Y, 6-Y, 7-Y, 8-Y, 9-Y, 10-Y, 11-Y, 12-Y, 13-Y, 14-Y

Michael Roberson, R, DNR

Kate Marshall, D, DNR

 

Attorney General:

Wes Duncan, R, DNR

Aaron Ford, D, DNR,

Joel Hansen, IAP, 1-Y, 2-Y, 3-Y, 4-Y, 5-Y, 6-Y, 7-Y, 8-Y, 9-Y, 10-Y, 11-Y, 12-Y, 13-Y, 14-Y

 

State Treasurer:

Bob Beers, R, 1-Y, 2-Y, 3-Y, 4-Y, 5-Y, 6-N, 7-Y, 8-0, 9-0, 10-0, 11-0, 12-0, 13-0, 14-0

Zach Conine, D, DNR

Bill Hoge, IAP, 1-Y, 2-Y, 3-Y, 4-Y, 5-Y, 6-Y, 7-Y, 8-Y, 9-Y, 10-Y, 11-Y, 12-Y, 13-Y, 14-Y

 

State Controller:

Catherine Byrne, D, DNR

Ron Knecht, R, 1-Y, 2-Y, 3-Y, 4-Y, 5-Y, 6-Y, 7-Y, 8-Y, 9-Y, 10-Y, 11-Y, 12-Y, 13-Y, 14-Y

 

Secretary of State:

Nelson Araujo, D, DNR, Favors same day voting and drivers licenses for illegal aliens.

Barbara Cegvaske, R, Sent a Letter a portion of which follows. “…the office I am running for this cycle is for reelection as Nevada’s Secretary of State. Therefore, the influence I may have in the legislative process elating to the questions in your survey will be minimal. Due to the nature of the office I am seeking, I know you will also appreciate that for me to respond to some of the questions posed in the questionnaire would place me in a very compromising position, should any of the issues become a ballot initiative between now and the November election. It is imperative that the office of Secretary of State remain neutral…”

 

We asked County Commission Candidates about SJR14 the Massive Property tax increase. See Question 1. The Nevada Association of Counties testified in favor of SJR14 at the 2017 Legislature.  We encourage you to contact the County Commission candidates in your own county and ask them about SJR14.

 

Below are the County Commission candidates who answered that they oppose SJR14 the massive property tax increase. 

Clark County Dist E: Trish Marsh, R                              Nye County Dist 4: Leo Blundo, R

Washoe County Dist 3, Bill Johnson, R                         Washoe County Dist. 5, Jeanne Herman, R

Storey County: Nicole Barde, NP                                  

 

You can now sign up online for the Coalition to Stop SJR14—

the massive property tax increase: www.CoalitiontoStopSJR14.org

 

The Grassroots must Stop the Big Taxers from destroying our families and the economy of our state!

 

Recommendations to Questions on the Ballot 2018

Our complete explanations appeared in our July 2018 and Aug 2018 Newsletters which are online at www.nevadafamilies.org

 

Question 1: Marsy’s Law Crime Victim’s Rights: YES

 

Question 2: Sales Tax Exemption for Feminine Hygiene Products: NO

(Changed from our original recommendation see Aug. 2018 Newsletter.)

 

Question 3: “Choice in Energy”: NO

 

Question 4: Sales Tax Exemption for Medical Equipment: NO

 

Question 5: Motor Voter….Automatic Voter Registration at the DMV: NO!!!

 

Question 6: Renewable Energy Standards will raise your utility bills: NO

 

 

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