2024 Nevada Primary Election: Democratic candidates for United States Senate

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Jacky Rosen

Occupation: U.S. Senator
Age: 66
Contact: info@rosenfornevada.com / rosenfornevada.com

Record of service:
After serving as president of Congregation Ner Tamid for three years, I ran for the U.S. House of Representatives in 2016 and served Nevada’s 3rd congressional district for one term. In 2018, I was elected to serve Nevada in the U.S. Senate.



B.A. from University of Minnesota in 1979
Associate’s degree in computing and information technology from Clark County Community College (now College of Southern Nevada) in 1985

Briefly describe the core duties of the position you are running for.

As your Senator, it’s my honor to represent the people of Nevada. I strive to do what's right for our state and solve problems instead of playing politics. As one of the most bipartisan and effective Senators, I’m working across the aisle to find common ground and deliver for Nevada.

A brief statement about your platform.

In the Senate, I’m working across party lines and taking on powerful special interests to grow the middle class and fight for our state. I’m focused on lowering everyday costs for hardworking families like housing, gas, groceries, and health care, while creating good-paying jobs. I took on big drug companies to cap the cost of insulin at $35/month and lower the price of medications for seniors, and I’m fighting to crack down on corporate investors buying up housing stock and driving up prices.

I am committed to making sure Nevada’s veterans, servicemembers, and military families get the support they need. I’m pushing to pass bipartisan plans to help police departments across Nevada hire and retain new officers and increase mental health resources for first responders. I’m also supporting a bipartisan plan to secure our border that would fix key aspects of our broken immigration system, stops the flow of deadly drugs like fentanyl.

I’ve always made it a priority to fight for rural Nevada. For me, that means expanding access to telehealth services and mobile health clinics, protecting mining jobs, defending our agricultural economy, and delivering important rural infrastructure investments for our schools, airports, clean water projects and broadband.

What makes you the most qualified candidate for this position?

I am proud to be ranked one of the most bipartisan, effective, and independent members of the U.S. Senate. I’m focused on getting things done for our state – not on playing the same old Washington games. I’ve never hesitated to put partisanship aside or take on special interests to deliver results for hardworking Nevadans.

I have consistently worked with Republicans and Democrats to get things done for Nevadans. I helped write and pass the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to rebuild Nevada's roads and bridges, modernize airports across the state, and improve access to affordable, high-speed internet. I helped pass the PACT Act to expand health care for veterans exposed to toxic burn pits, and I’m working to bring federal funding for a new VA hospital in Reno. I have worked with my colleagues to secure millions of federal dollars for local community projects right here in Carson City and across Northern Nevada.

I have also stood up to my own party to support more funding for border security, block anti-police legislation, and protect Nevada industries like tourism and mining. And I’m working across the aisle to make more investments in technical training programs and apprenticeships for Nevadans to get the skills they need to secure good-paying jobs even if they don’t go to college or if they change careers.
Unlike my extreme opponents, my record in the Senate shows that I am committed to bipartisanship and will always put Nevada first.

Mike Schaefer

Occupation: Taxpayer advocate
Age: 86
Contact: oz.blueman@yahoo.com, mikefightsforus.com

Record of service:

Incumbent member, Board of Equalization, former city councilman, assistant city prosecutor



Education: University of Notre Dame; University of California Berkeley (BS Business), Georgetown Law (JD), UNLV (special studies)

Briefly describe the core duties of the position you are running for.

Same responsibilities Senator Harry Reid had, issues of national and global significance to Nevada. Women’s rights (favor), reduced taxes (favor), dealers tokes gifts not income, $20 minimum wage (now in Cal., for Nevada).

A brief statement about your platform.

Enhance Nevada's stature in America, less federal tax, increased tourism and airport traffic, less foreign aid, a world's fair for Las Vegas, more attention to needs of our cow-counties.

What makes you the most qualified candidate for this position?

Why Mike Schaefer is the most qualified candidate:

1. All you need to know: please visit mikefightsforus.com

2. Mike as a Disney investor and fan will bring more Disney investment to Northern and Southern Nevada; Mike as a taxpayer's advocate will see that assessed values (and thus taxes) are low as law allows, and our fuel costs must be among U.S. lowest.

Mike favors protecting Reno and Las Vegas against any health issues relative to storage of nuclear waste. There are better places for it.

Mikes has known many celebrities and business leaders, from billionaires (Denny Sanford, Kirk Kirkorian) to performers (Debbie Reynolds; Carrie Fisher; Archie Moore boxing champ and his protege Muhammad Ali, Allen and Rossi, Bob Hope, Wizard of Oz lollipop munchkin, Cousin Itt (Addams family), Hamburglar) Journalists (editor Russia's Pravda, Las Vegas' Hank and Brian Greenspun, Mike O'Callaghan, Rolando Larraz, Bob Brown). And in race for Secretary of State was endorsed by the Elko and Humboldt County newspapers for protecting rights of businesses and citizens.

Troy Zakari Walker

Occupation: Program manager
Age: 33
Contact: vote@walker4nv.com, www.walker4nv.com

Record of service:

Troy Zakari Walker is a highly skilled and experienced professional with a proven track record of success in various industries. He has made an outstanding impact in human service programs and communities nationwide, and his work has helped improve the lives of countless individuals nationwide.

As the founder and president of the Zakari Walker Group and Impact Nation Community Services, Troy has provided essential support and care insights to medical facilities, behavioral health and substance use agencies, and nonprofit organizations with social service programs. He has extensive experience in program management, fundraising, and strategic planning and has worked with various stakeholders to achieve positive outcomes.

Troy's unparalleled expertise and unwavering commitment to work make him an asset to any organization. He is a skilled communicator and collaborative leader and has a proven ability to build strong relationships with clients, partners, and team members. Troy is also a compassionate and empathetic individual dedicated to helping others, and he deeply understands the complex challenges that many people face in their lives.



Education: UNLV – Bachelor of Science in criminal justice

Briefly describe the core duties of the position you are running for.

The core duties of a U.S. Senator include crafting and passing laws, approving presidential nominations for federal positions, conducting investigations, and representing their constituents in Washington, D.C.

A brief statement about your platform.

As a candidate running for the United States Senate from Nevada, I am fully dedicated to creating a brighter future for our state. My top priorities are ensuring access to quality healthcare, affordable education, and well-paying jobs. I firmly believe that healthcare is a fundamental human right, and I will fight to safeguard and expand access to it for all Nevadans. My commitment to promoting economic growth is unwavering, and I will achieve it by investing in infrastructure, supporting small businesses, and attracting new industries. Furthermore, I will leave no stone unturned to protect our natural resources and promote clean energy. Nevada has some of the most stunning and unique landscapes in the world, and we are responsible for conserving them. With your valuable support, we can build our state and country a brighter future. I assure you that I will work tirelessly to earn your trust and deliver results. I appreciate your support.

What makes you the most qualified candidate for this position?

I am the best candidate for the leadership position in Nevada. With extensive experience in public service and a deep commitment to the people of Nevada, I am prepared to work tirelessly to uphold the interests of our residents and ensure a brighter future for all.

Throughout my career, I have fought for issues that matter most to Nevadans, including access to quality healthcare, affordable education, and well-paying jobs. I have worked closely with community leaders, business owners, and elected officials to develop innovative solutions to our state's most pressing issues.

As a lifelong resident of Nevada, I understand our state's unique challenges and opportunities. Nevada has the potential to be a leader in innovation, job creation, and economic growth, and I am committed to doing everything I can to make that a reality.

My campaign is rooted in the belief that a stronger Nevada means a stronger America. If elected, I will work tirelessly to ensure that every Nevadan has access to affordable healthcare, quality education, and good-paying jobs. I will fight for policies that promote economic growth and job creation and ensure the protection of our state's natural resources for future generations.

I ask for your support in this important campaign and promise to work tirelessly to earn your trust and deliver results for the people of Nevada. We can build a brighter future for our state and country. I appreciate your support.


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