Issues

Taxes & Spending

As a commercial real estate broker, I work every day with businesses leaving States with high taxes, burdensome regulations, and other policies hostile to business. I am proud of the work I have done to help establish those businesses in Nevada. Yet, at the same time, I see the business-friendly environment that brought them here under attack by politicians who look for every opportunity to raise taxes on the hardworking businesses and taxpayers of Nevada. I am also concerned that many who have retired in Nevada due to its affordability will eventually be squeezed out by increases in fees and taxes. As a broker, it is important to me to keep residential & commercial property taxes under control so households & businesses can continue to thrive.

As your next Assemblyman, I simply will not raise taxes and throw more money at problems. Instead, I will work to make sure that the State lives within its means and that each and every dollar of taxpayer money is spent as if it were my own.

Healthcare

Each new effort by government to “fix” the healthcare system only makes the problems worse. That is because the “fixes” to the system always focus on more big government regulation and interference in the healthcare marketplace.

It reminds me of the famous Ronald Reagan quote: “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are “I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.”

This could not be more true when it comes to our healthcare system. It has had enough government “help.” What it needs is free market help—reducing and eliminating unnecessary mandates in coverage, expanding and incentivizing health savings accounts, and eliminating regulations that limit people’s choices in health insurances. These things put healthcare decisions right where they belong—in your hands, not the government’s.

Education

The answer to solving the education crisis in Nevada doesn’t lie in throwing more money into a broken system. Good money after bad never solved anything. Nevada already outspends multiple states that significantly outperform our results in the classroom. The money is already there. Our top priority must be on our kids and resourcing our teachers—this will improve the education our kids receive. Before any more funds are allocated, the Clark County School District needs a complete audit. We, the taxpayers, deserve to know where the money is going. And then we need to re-prioritize funding so that as much as possible goes to our classrooms, not to bureaucracy. Coupled with this, we must embrace and expand parental control of their children’s education. School choice, opportunity scholarships, charter options, and magnet schools are just some of the new frontiers in education that work and need to be made available to all children in Nevada.

2nd Amendment

When I am asked where I stand on the 2nd Amendment, I respond, “Well, my dog’s name is Ruger, so you could say I’m a strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment” My participation in shooting competitions is also another strong indicator of where I stand. The evidence has repeatedly shown that more gun laws (that are only followed by law-abiding citizens) aren’t the solution to gun crime. We need to focus our efforts on keeping guns out the hands of criminals, not ordinary, law-abiding citizens.

Public Safety

Too often one of its primary responsibilities—the safety of the public—is neglected by government focusing on other issues. As your next Assemblyman, I will help return our government’s focus to protecting the citizens and not trying to run their lives. With violent crime on the rise, I will make sure that law enforcement not only has the tools, but focuses them where they are most needed. We need commonsense justice reform that allows law enforcement to focus on getting dangerous and violent criminals off the streets. It doesn’t matter how strong our economy is, or how much we improve our schools, if our citizens don’t feel safe.

Issues

Taxes & Spending

As a commercial real estate broker, I work every day with businesses leaving States with high taxes, burdensome regulations, and other policies hostile to business. I am proud of the work I have done to help establish those businesses in Nevada. Yet, at the same time, I see the business-friendly environment that brought them here under attack by politicians who look for every opportunity to raise taxes on the hardworking businesses and taxpayers of Nevada. I am also concerned that many who have retired in Nevada due to its affordability will eventually be squeezed out by increases in fees and taxes. As a broker, it is important to me to keep residential & commercial property taxes under control so households & businesses can continue to thrive.

As your next Assemblyman, I simply will not raise taxes and throw more money at problems. Instead, I will work to make sure that the State lives within its means and that each and every dollar of taxpayer money is spent as if it were my own.

Healthcare

Each new effort by government to “fix” the healthcare system only makes the problems worse. That is because the “fixes” to the system always focus on more big government regulation and interference in the healthcare marketplace.

It reminds me of the famous Ronald Reagan quote: “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are “I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.”

This could not be more true when it comes to our healthcare system. It has had enough government “help.” What it needs is free market help—reducing and eliminating unnecessary mandates in coverage, expanding and incentivizing health savings accounts, and eliminating regulations that limit people’s choices in health insurances. These things put healthcare decisions right where they belong—in your hands, not the government’s.

Education

The answer to solving the education crisis in Nevada doesn’t lie in throwing more money into a broken system. Good money after bad never solved anything. Nevada already outspends multiple states that significantly outperform our results in the classroom. The money is already there. Our top priority must be on our kids and resourcing our teachers—this will improve the education our kids receive. Before any more funds are allocated, the Clark County School District needs a complete audit. We, the taxpayers, deserve to know where the money is going. And then we need to re-prioritize funding so that as much as possible goes to our classrooms, not to bureaucracy. Coupled with this, we must embrace and expand parental control of their children’s education. School choice, opportunity scholarships, charter options, and magnet schools are just some of the new frontiers in education that work and need to be made available to all children in Nevada.

2nd Amendment

When I am asked where I stand on the 2nd Amendment, I respond, “Well, my dog’s name is Ruger, so you could say I’m a strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment” My participation in shooting competitions is also another strong indicator of where I stand. The evidence has repeatedly shown that more gun laws (that are only followed by law-abiding citizens) aren’t the solution to gun crime. We need to focus our efforts on keeping guns out the hands of criminals, not ordinary, law-abiding citizens.

Public Safety

Too often one of its primary responsibilities—the safety of the public—is neglected by government focusing on other issues. As your next Assemblyman, I will help return our government’s focus to protecting the citizens and not trying to run their lives. With violent crime on the rise, I will make sure that law enforcement not only has the tools, but focuses them where they are most needed. We need commonsense justice reform that allows law enforcement to focus on getting dangerous and violent criminals off the streets. It doesn’t matter how strong our economy is, or how much we improve our schools, if our citizens don’t feel safe.