Primary election guide: Nevada Assembly District 39 | NevadaAppeal.com

Primary election guide: Nevada Assembly District 39

Robin Reedy

Robin V. Reedy

Residence:

Gardnerville

Occupation: Retired-Private Consultant

Age: 56

Contact information: 775-790-4982/ rpolitix@yahoo.com / http://www.robinreedy.com

Education: Kent State; Shasta College; CSU, Chico; WNCC; UNR

Bachelor’s In Business Administration, CSU, Chico

Record of service:

Past board member to the Chico Rape Crisis Intervention; Deputy Director of Debt Management under State Treasurers Bob Seale and Brian Krolicki; Chief Deputy Treasurer under Treasurer Kate Marshall; Deputy Director for Department of Business and Industry; Chief of Staff to Governor Gibbons; Gubernatorial Appointee to Tahoe Regional Planning Authority under Governor Gibbons and Governor Sandoval; Vice Chairman and Chairman of the State Debt Management Network for the National Association of State Treasurers; President of the Nevada Government Finance Officers Association; Chairman and Member of the Douglas County Republican Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee; President, Treasurer of both the Sierra Nevada Republican Women’s club and the Douglas County Republican Central Committee. Life Member of the NRA. Currently, President of the National Alliance on the Mentally Ill, Western Nevada.

Platform: Collective bargaining does more harm than good in the education realm. Resources must be focused on classrooms rather than administration.

SB 311 would have allowed parents with students in consistently under-performing schools to convert them to charters or empowerment schools. The bill was killed by some Republican assemblymen, including our incumbent.

Until our educational institutions provide clear evidence that they are effectively using their current money, I cannot see supporting an increase to their revenue. Funding must go to the classroom and not the administration.

Economy: Small businesses drive the prosperity of every community in this state. I would reduce regulations, eliminate boards and make our state more attractive to businesses, citizens and visitors. We must be more aggressive to develop our natural resources like oil, natural gas and minerals. Nevada has resources to use. Our public land is our greatest untapped resource. Until we control all of it, we don’t control our own destiny.

Our state has always found innovative ways to respond to economic downturns. The basis of all of these ideas is freedom. Freedom to innovate, freedom to develop; those freedoms guaranteed by our Constitution.

We’ve all heard that once in place, you can’t get rid of an agency or a tax. To the contrary, I actually shut down an agency during a legislature controlled by the other side. I did it by showing the actual numbers. That’s what I bring, a focused eye on efficiency and the experience to put it into action.

Jim Wheeler

Residence: Ruenstroth area of Gardnerville.

Occupation: Semi-retired. Does some business consulting on a part time basis.

Age: 60

Contact information:

jim@wheeler4nevada.org

http://www.wheeler4nevada.org

Record of service:

Incumbent assemblyman, District 39.

USAF veteran.

Member, Legislative Committees:

A. Judiciary.

B. Natural Resources and Mining.

C. Transportation.

D. Interim Committee on Senior Citizens.

E. Interim Committee on Special License Plates

Organizations:

A. Nevada Republican Party.

B. Douglas County Republican Party.

Honors:

• Voted No. 1 Conservative Legislator in Nevada by the American Conservative Union.

• Voted No. 1 Conservative Legislator in N. Nevada by NPRI.

• Voted No. 1 Conservative Legislator in N. Nevada by Citizen Outreach.

• Recipient of “Conservative Courage Under fire” award by Citizen Outreach.

• “A” rating by the Nevada Firearms Coalition.

• Endorsed by and “A” rating from the National Rifle Association (NRA).

• Endorsed by the Nevada Republican Party.

• Endorsed by the Lyon County Republican Party.

Platform: Unlike too many establishment politicians, I kept my word throughout the last session and will do so again if you see fit to re-elect me to this honored position. I have always maintained that I am elected to put forth my constituents’ wishes and believe I proved that in the last session.

My principles are simple and align themselves with those of my constituents. I am a proven conservative. I have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge stating that I will oppose and vote against any and all efforts to increase taxes on Nevada’s citizens.

In this election, I have taken no money from lobbyists, and aside from a couple of friends who sent checks, all of my funding has come from people and businesses inside the district. That alone should tell you whose interests I have at heart and will always fight to protect.

I have not sought endorsements from other politicians because the only endorsements that mean anything are those of the people and organizations that represent the people. As you can see by the list above, I have earned the most coveted endorsements from those organizations.

If you see fit to re-elect me, I will once again take your principles to Carson City and I will not be swayed by the political machines that wish to control this state.