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Election 2014: Nevada Attorney General

Adam Laxalt

Residence: Henderson

Occupation: Attorney

Age: 36

Party: Republican

Record of Service: Active Duty Naval Service from 2005 to 2010 including a tour in Iraq during 2006-2007; Former Judge Advocate General; Former Special Assistant US Attorney; Former Assistant Professor of Law at the Naval Academy

Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada, Member of the Board of Trustees; St. Thomas More Society of Nevada, Founder and Vice President.

Education: B.A. Georgetown University, Major in Government, 2001 Magna Cum Laude; J.D. Georgetown University 2005.

Honors: Adam served his country as a Judge Advocate General. For his exemplary service, Adam was awarded the Joint Service Commendation Medal and the Iraq Campaign Medal, and his Unit was awarded the Joint Meritorious Unit Award. Joint Service Commendation Medal; Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal; Navy & Marine Achievement Medal (2); Joint Meritorious Unit Award; National Defense Service Medal; Iraq Campaign Medal (2); Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Sea Service Deployment Ribbon; Navy & Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon; Navy Rifle Marksmanship; Navy Pistol Marksmanship Ribbon.

Platform: As a husband and a father, I know nothing is more important than keeping our families safe from dangerous criminals and predators. I want my daughter to inherit a stronger, safer Nevada. As a former Navy prosecutor and federal prosecutor, I know what it takes to protect our people and communities. As attorney general I will fight to fully prosecute criminals charged with violent crimes and property crimes to the fullest extent possible by law. As a father of a baby girl, I can tell you protecting our children is my top priority. I want to increase the penalties and law enforcement tools to go after child predators and especially when it comes to preying on our kids online. Far too often we’ve seen the federal government’s overreach tie the hands of Nevada’s job creators. Excessive regulations and mandates raise operating costs and stifle innovation, killing jobs. Nevadans know the ever-increasing interference out of Washington, D.C. makes it harder for the working people of Nevada and small business owners to create jobs and grow the economy. I will fight back against the policies that tie the hands of job creators here at home.

Contact: adam@adamlaxaltforag.com, http://www.AdamLaxaltforAG.com.

Ross Miller

Residence: Reno

Occupation: Nevada Secretary of State

Age: 38

Party: Democrat

Record of service:

Education: Law degree and a MBA from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, as well as a Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University.

Honors: His leadership was recognized by the Aspen Institute when he was selected one of “24 Rising Stars” in American governance by the Aspen Institute and awarded the Rodel Fellowship in Public Leadership. He has also been recognized as one of the “Top 20 Under 40” by the Reno Gazette-Journal, and one of the “Men to Watch” by the Nevada Press Women.

Platform: Prior to being elected Secretary of State, I served as a deputy district attorney in Clark County. I prosecuted cases, winning convictions for offenses including murder, sexual assault, armed robbery, drug trafficking, and child molestation. In the Domestic Violence specialty Unit, I aggressively prosecuted crime against women, including rape, domestic battery and kidnapping. I understand first-hand the challenges faced by Nevadan polices officers. Due to my experience as a prosecutor and background, I have the endorsement of Nevada organizations and associations that represent over 4,000 public safety officers.

Editor’s Note: Independent American candidate Jonathan Hansen didn’t repsond.