Record of service: Dr. Gregory S. Koenig has a long history of public service. He was on the Churchill County School Board for 12 years, serving as board president for half of those years. During that time, he was also president of the State School Board Association and on their executive board. Dr. Koenig was appointed to and filled a three-year term on the NIAA Board which governs and oversees all high school athletics in the state. Greg currently is a Churchill County Commissioner. As commissioner he sits on many different boards and committees including, the Fallon Youth Club, the library board, the museum board, the cemetery board, debt management commission, the liquor board, the highway commission, Churchill County Communications board, among others.
Education: Dr. Gregory S. Koenig attended K-12 in Fallon and is the 3rd generation in his family to graduate from Churchill County High School. He split his undergraduate work between Ricks College and the University Nevada in Reno. Greg earned his Doctor of Optometry degree from Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon. Briefly describe the core duties of the position you are running for. The core duty of members of the State Assembly is to pass laws. Assemblymen evaluate each bill to see if they best represent and protect the interests of their constituents. They serve on committees to see which bills should be brought forward to the whole assembly for a vote.
A brief statement about your platform Dr. Koenig loves the Constitution, and his top priority is to protect the freedoms afforded in that great document. He loves rural Nevada and looks forward to fighting to maintain its conservative, rural lifestyle. He believes in smaller government and fewer taxes. Protecting our 2nd Amendment rights and the constitutional given right to bear arms is a priority. Given his background as a school board trustee, education is another priority for him. Dr. Koenig wants to make sure educators have sufficient resources to properly educate our children. He also supports career and technical education. Greg supports election integrity and is in favor of requiring a valid ID and proof of citizenship to vote. He is also against same day voter registration and automatic voter registration at the D.M.V. Working in the medical field, he will work to guarantee access to quality affordable healthcare, including mental health services, especially in the rural areas. Nevada has a wealth of natural resources between solar, geothermal, wind and minerals. Greg opposes excessive government regulations and oversights that make it harder to access those resources. He supports law enforcement, first responders and the military. What makes you the most qualified candidate for this position? Dr. Gregory S. Koenig is uniquely qualified to represent the people in Assembly District 38. He has lived in the district almost his entire life. His family has lived in the area for 5 generations. Dr. Koenig has optometry practices in Fallon, Fernley, and Yerington and sees patients from the whole district. Interacting with people from the area on a daily basis, gives him a broader perspective. Greg’s experience serving on the School Board and as a County Commissioner has prepared him for being a State Assemblyman. He has proven that he can make the tough decisions and do what’s best for the community. He listens to both sides of an issue and can make the unpopular vote when necessary. He takes time to research the issues and is always well prepared. Greg is well spoken and communicates well with his constituents. Dr. Koenig is a man of integrity and in a political climate that sorely lacks it, he has common sense. He effectively applies this common sense. The things that set him apart from his opponent is his leadership style and his integrity.
Vida Keller Occupation: Small Business Owner - RE Broker/Construction & Development Age: 59 Contact information: Contact: www.vidadkeller.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Record of service: Vida D. Keller is the former Chair and current Vice-Chair of the Lyon County Board of Commissioners, she’s currently serving on the Nevada Association of Counties (NACO) Board of Directors & Past NACO Executive Board Vice President, as well as a delegate to the Nevada GOP. Vida is now in her 2nd term & 8th year as a Lyon County Commissioner. She was also the first VP of the Fernley Republican Women, Founder and current President of the Lyon County Library foundation. She has spent a lifetime volunteering for the citizens of her community, county, and state to include the chamber of commerce, coordinator of family affairs for the Army National Guard, a founder of Christmas for kids, fundraising for pop warner, and many more.
Education Business Management Degree Briefly describe the core duties of the position you are running for. The job of a member of the Assembly is to make sure the voices of their constituents are heard. Members of the NV State Assembly represent their constituents on various committees and in the legislature on policy & budgeting issues that affect the entire state.
A brief statement about your platform Nevada first voice to the Legislature Vida clearly understands having led Lyon County through challenging times that you must be closest to the people to effectively represent the people of Nevada. Conservatives in rural Nevada are concerned with mandates, parental choice & election integrity, they are pro-life, pro-health choice, pro-constitution & pro-2nd Amendment. Vida will work tirelessly to solve problems caused by our state legislators, on both sides of the aisle and fight for the values and issues most important to the people of District 38 and all freedom loving Nevadans. As a twice elected County Commissioner, our Board had to deal with short sighted and irresponsible laws passed by career politicians in the Legislature. The self-proclaimed socialist democrats currently running our state have been working hard to destroy the freedoms we expect as Nevadans. This needs to stop and right now. Vida will use her practical knowledge and first-hand experience to fight for the people within District 38 & Nevada First. She’s proud to have been overwhelmingly endorsed by the grassroots Republicans at the Nevada State Republican Convention, and together with these true conservatives she’ll ‘rock the boat’ rather than follow the crowd in the Legislature.
What makes you the most qualified candidate for this position? Vida Keller believes government should be closest to the people, so solving complex issues demand strong leadership. During her two terms as a Lyon County Commissioner, Vida Keller was on the front lines dealing with two incredibly complex challenges, first from 2010-2014, the economic fallout from the 'Great Recession’, and her current term 2018-2022 with the Covid pandemic. As Chair in 2020/21 Vida Keller was a leading voice in opposition to the Sisolak Shutdown for rural counties clearly understanding the economic consequences it would have on our county budget, county services, children, the elderly and small businesses. Vida Keller has fought for responsible and sustainable economic growth along with promoting new while supporting existing Nevada businesses not just in Lyon County but throughout the state while sitting on the board of NNDA (Northern Nevada Development Authority). Since its conception, Vida Keller played an instrumental part in bringing along the USA Parkway project that now connects Reno and the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center to Lyon County and beyond. Knowledge comes from varied experiences, and Vida Keller will bring this type of leadership to the Legislature representing District 38. Her campaign is also strongly endorsed by Nevada Freedom Caucus, Liberty Watch, and Veterans in Politics International because Vida Keller is the most qualified candidate for Assembly District 38.