Election 2014: Nevada Governor
Residence: Carson City
Occupation: Governor of Nevada
Record of Service: Governor of Nevada – 2011-Present; District Court Judge of Nevada – 2005-2009; Attorney General of Nevada – 2003-2005; Nevada Assemblyman – 1994-1998.
Education: University of Nevada,Reno — English and Economics, 1986; The Ohio State University – Law Degree, 1989.
Platform: Growing Nevada’s economy and creating good paying jobs. Four years ago, Nevada’s economy was at a low point with record unemployment, a crushing housing crisis, and a crumbling economy. But Nevadans never gave up. Together, we’ve fought our way back and are now one of the fastest recovering states in America. Gov. Sandoval set an ambitious goal of 50,000 new jobs by the end of his first term. We’ve exceeded that goal, and there are nearly 100,000 Nevadans with new jobs in the last four years. Nevada has come a long way, but there is more to do. Nevada’s comeback is just getting started. Making our education system better for our children’s future — Brian Sandoval is strongly committed to strengthening Nevada’s public education system for our children. Gov. Sandoval sponsored and supported new laws that allow for performance- based evaluations for teaching, reformed teacher tenure laws, provided additional funding for English language learners, established smaller class sizes for kindergarten, and expanded all day kindergarten. There is still much to be done for our kids. We must be committed to raising standards, increasing accountability for administrators, creating more school choice, and funding education to support 21st century schools. Nevada’s children are Gov. Sandoval’s top priority.
David Lory VanDerBeek
Occupation: Licensed marriage and family therapist
Party: Independent American
Record of service: Licensed marriage and family therapist/self-employed private practice, 2009- present; tutor/admissions counselor, Pahrump Valley High School & Horizon Academy, 2006-2009; assistant business manager, Walmart Sam’s Club in El Monte, Calif., 2005-2006; call center manager, Credit Attorney, PC, 2003-2004; research assistant, Brigham Young University, 2002-2003; Idaho Army National Guard, honorably discharged, 1998-2001; Christian missionary, Puerto Rico, San Juan Mission, honorably discharged, 1994-1996. Army Artillery veteran, Eagle Scout, M.S. Marriage and Family Therapy, B.A. Philosophy. State of Nevada Marriage and Family License 01217 CAQH ID: 12522730; American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Member ID# 128927; Liability Insured Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers Clinical Associate Member.
Education: Doctoral student, Northcentral University; Masters graduate, Capella University; Bachelor of Arts, Brigham Young University, 2003, philosophy major.
Honors: Eagle Scout Award, 1992; Political Science Department Scholarship, Ricks College, 1999; Honors Program Scholarship, Ricks College, 2000; Academic Scholar, Ricks College, 2000, Brigham Young University, 2002- 03; Honors Program graduate, Ricks College, 2000; Army Achievement Medal, 2000; Lilly Endowment Scholar, Idaho State University, 2000-01, Brigham Young University, 2001-02 and 2002-03; Joe and Joanna Jackson Scholar, 2002-03; Multi-Cultural Student Scholar, 2002-03; Dean’s List Idaho State University, 2000; Dean’s List Idaho State University, 2001; Dean’s List Brigham Young University Winter, 2003; The National Dean’s List, 2001-02, USA Access Scholar 2009-10.
Platform: VanDerBeek for Governor means restoring your American dream. VanDerBeek for Governor for you means a great career and income, world-class education, world-class healthcare, retirement in comfort and prosperity with your loved ones, and preservation and expansion of personal freedoms. Governor VanDerBeek will take office after the 2014 election in Nevada and has the support of the entire USA and around the world in restoring Constitutional law, natural rights, the rule of law, and freedom in all choices. VanDerBeek for Governor means Liberty of Conscience, social, religious, and political. Most importantly, VanDerBeek for Governor means the Government based of the Constitution, now and forever, in defiance of all opposition and all tyranny.
Editor’s note: Democratic candidate Robert Goodman didn’t respond. His website is http://www.goodman4nevada.com.