State & Clark County Candidates Compete for the Most Valuable Veteran Endorsement in Nevada
Candidates carefully vetted for Veterans in Politics Int. Endorsement on March 30th, April 5th and 6th
Las Vegas, Nevada (April 15, 2014) – – – Veterans In Politics International, Inc. (VIPI), today announced that it has endorsed another eight Clark County candidates for interviews held on March 30th. Clark County Commissioner (Districts E, F and G), District Attorney, Clark County Assessor, Clark County Clerk, Clark County Recorder, Clark County Treasurer and Clark County Public Administrator were among the latest seats to be endorsed by the organization. No endorsements (by vote) were made for Clark County Treasurer.
VIPI endorsed seven candidates for interviews held on April 5th. Constable (Goodsprings, Henderson, North Las Vegas), Clark County Sheriff, US Congress (District 1, 3, and 4).
VIPI endorsed six candidates for interviews held on April 6th. Nevada State Senate (Districts 8, 9, 10, 20, 21) and Assembly Districts 2. No endorsements (by vote) for Nevada State Assembly District 1 and no endorsements made for Nevada State Senate (Districts 2 and 21).
The VIPI endorsement process is painstakingly fair, unbiased, impartial and non-partisan. It is conducted by 100% volunteer efforts involving people with extremely diverse personal backgrounds and varying political views. VIPI interview panels vary and differentiate at every interview event. It was created to reflect a pure process, highlighting true opinions and concerns of everyday Americans. All interviews are advertised well in advance, and panel seats are available to the public upon request. The general public is also welcome and encouraged to attend and participate. The process is always, taped, unedited and does not provide questions to candidates prior to the event. The VIP panel member’s identities are not released until the day of the interviews to ensure neutral and fair endorsement hearings and include both veteran and non-veteran panelists. VIPI does all of this for a love of community, in an effort to educate the public on the candidates running for office, and is proud to be one of the only groups in the State of Nevada that endorses candidates with this type of transparency.
Interview panel members included: Karen Steelmon (Auxiliary Director), Pamela Katen (Marketing Executive), Lisa Mayo DeRiso (First Tuesday Political Consultant), Travis Barrick (Nevada Attorney), Melody Howard (US Army), George Carson (owner of All Talk Radio), Jay Geraldi (US Marine), Nathan Atkins (US Army), Jamieson Ahearn (US Marine), Rob Lauer (US Army), Zackery Appearson (US Navy), William Fox (US Army), Rondha Gibson (Civilian Activist), Tom “Ghost” Martin (US Marines/President Marine Riders), Tony Baca (Mortgage Agent), Brett Pojunis (US Army/Clark County Chairman Libertarian Party), Michael Yepko (Private Investigator), David Hensey (Lt. Colonel US Marine), Rowena Baraan-Krifaton (Founder Shine Family Foundation), Tasha Heath (Founder Southern Nevada Watchdog), Mike Angell (Founder Nevada Legal Forms & Tax Services), Melissa Broadway (Political Consultant), Jeff Holt (US Marine), Lilly Babcock, Jim Jonas (Talk Show Host), Wayne Klesmer (US Navy), Buddy Charles (US Army) and Andre Haynes (Camera and Invocation) on March 30th and April 6th, George Chehade (camera and Invocation) on April 5th.
Stavros Anthony Mayor Pro-Tem/Las Vegas City Councilman moderated the endorsement interviews on March 30th; Deborah March Henderson City Councilwoman moderated the endorsement interviews on April 5th, and Richard Scotti Nevada Attorney moderated the endorsement interviews on April 6th.
Official Endorsements are below for each state and county seat, alongside the videos of said endorsements.
Interviews on March 30th
Clark County Commissioner, District E
Chris Giunchigliani Commissioner (Incumbent)
Clark County Commissioner, District F
Jason G. Smith
Clark County Commissioner, District G
Clark County District Attorney
Steve Wolfson District Attorney (Incumbent)
Clark County Assessor
Michele W. Shafe Assessor (Incumbent)
Clark County Clerk
Clark County Recorder
Clark County Public Administrator
John J. Cahill Public Administrator (incumbent)
Interviews on April 5th
CONSTABLE, GOODSPRINGS TOWNSHIP
Gary P. Rogers Constable (incumbent)
CONSTABLE, HENDERSON TOWNSHIP
CONSTABLE, NORTH LAS VEGAS TOWNSHIP
CLARK COUNTY SHERIFF
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9v5OuIJqDLo part 1-2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3w6EQwYjKeo part 2-2
US CONGRESS DISTRICT 1
Dr. Annette Teijeiro
US CONGRESS DISTRICT 3
1. Erin Bilbray
US CONGRESS DISTRICT 4
Interviews on April 6th
STATE SENATE DISTRICT 2
STATE SENATE DISTRICT 8
Clayton Kelly Hurst
STATE SENATE DISTRICT 9
Ron Q. Quilang
STATE SENATE DISTRICT 10
STATE SENATE DISTRICT 20
STATE SENATE DISTRICT 21
STATE ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 2
John Hambrick Assemblyman (incumbent)
Interview panel members are screened volunteers whom are strictly prohibited from receiving any consideration or advice from prospective political candidates seeking an endorsement from VIPI or their opponents each panel member signed a “Confidentiality Agreement.” At no time they can discuss anything that has taking place during the time of voting.
Sponsors include Rhythm Kitchen Restaurant, Real Water, Mike Angell Founder of Nevada Legal Forms & Tax Services, Richard Scotti Nevada Attorney and Rondha Gibson Civilian Activist.
Veterans In Politics International, Inc. established in 1993:
Mission: To educate, organize, and awaken our veterans and their families to select, support and intelligently vote for those candidates whom would help create a better world, to protect ourselves from our own government(s) in a culture of corruption, and to be the political voice for those in other groups who do not have one.
For more information contact Steve Sanson VIPI President 702 283 8088/ Karen Steelmon VIPI Auxiliary Director 702 238 5134 or visit www.veteransinpolitics.org.
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