Nevada Constitutional and State Assembly Candidates Compete for the “Veterans In Politics” Endorsement
Candidates carefully vetted for Veterans in Politics Int. Endorsement on April 26th, 27th, & May 3rd
Las Vegas, Nevada (May 5, 2014) – – – Veterans In Politics International, Inc. (VIPI), today announced that it has endorsed another eleven Constitutional and Legislative Candidates for the Great State of Nevada.
VIPI endorsed three candidates for interviews held on Saturday April 26th for Nevada State Assembly Districts 13 thru 18.
VIPI endorsed five candidates for interviews held on Sunday April 27th for Nevada State Assembly Districts 19 thru 35. A “No Endorsement” was made for Nevada State Assembly Districts 19 and 20, because there was lack of participation.
VIPI endorsed three candidates for interviews held on Saturday May 3rd for Nevada State Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Controller, Attorney General, Nevada State Assembly (Districts 37, 41, and 42). A “No Endorsement” was made for Nevada State Treasurer, because there was lack of participation.
The VIPI endorsement process is painstakingly fair, unbiased, impartial, non-partisan, and transparent. 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 VIPI 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 the only group in the State of Nevada that endorses candidates with this type of transparency.
Interview panel members included: Karen Steelmon (VIPI Auxiliary Director), Tony Baca (Mortgage Industries Professional), Steve Delao (Project Manager), Alicia Green (PR March of Dimes), Tom Blanchard (US Navy/President Veterans Real Estate), Daphne Lee (Nevada Director for PANDA), Dr. Danielle Duperret, Jay Geraldi (US Marine), Michael Broadway (Realtor), Mike Angell (Founder Nevada Legal Forms & Tax Services), Brian Bashant (US Army/Founder of Fallen Not Forgotten), Cheryl Prater (Business Owner), Andre Haynes (Founder of Endeavor Media Group), John Schutt Jr. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Officer), Melody Howard (US Army), Eric Morelli (Administrator), Jennifer Barrier (Political Fundraiser), Michael Mazur (Nevada Attorney), Dr. Jasmine Brooks (Nevada Attorney), Melissa Broadway (Political Consultant), Amber Geiman (Paralegal), Rowena Krifaton (Founder Shine Family Foundation), Jim Jonas (VIP Talk Show Host) and George Chehade (Invocation) on April 26th and May 3rd, Dave Jochman (Invocation) former Chaplain of the Marine Corps League Detachment 186 on April 27th.
Cam Walker Boulder City Mayor Pro-Tem and City Councilman moderated the endorsement interviews on April 26th, Tony Abbatangelo former Las Vegas Justice of the Peace moderated the endorsement interviews on April 27th, and Bob Beers Las Vegas City Councilman moderated the endorsement interviews on May 3rd.
Official Endorsements are below for each constitutional and legislative seat, alongside the videos of said endorsements.
Endorsement interviews on April 26th
STATE ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 13
Paul Anderson Assemblyman (incumbent)
STATE ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 14
STATE ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 15
STATE ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 17
STATE ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 18
Endorsement interviews on April 27th
STATE ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 29
Amy L. Groves
STATE ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 21
Derek W. Armstrong
STATE ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 22
Lynn Stewart Assemblyman (incumbent)
STATE ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 34
STATE ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 35
Charles J. Clark Jr.
Endorsement interviews on May 3rd
NEVADA LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR
NEVADA SECRETARY OF STATE
Barbara Cegavske (Nv State Senator)
STATE ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 42
NEVADA STATE CONTROLLER
NEVADA STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL
Adam Paul Laxalt
STATE ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 37
STATE ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 41
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 & Candidate for Clark County District Court Judge Department 2, Ron Q. Quilang Candidate for Nevada State Senate District 9, and Boulevard Ventures, LLC.
Rondha Gibson widow to Army Gulf War Veteran Stanley Gibson today donated generously to Veterans In Politics International and thank them for standing by her side when everyone else was reluctant to do so.
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.
• Eye On Nevada Politics: http://www.klav1230am.com/eye-on-nevada-politics.html
o Tuesdays (LIVE), 8-9pm PT
o KLAV 1230AM
Archived Shows: http://www.vegasallnetradio.com/eye-on-nevada-politics.html
• Veterans In Politics: http://www.vegasallnetradio.com/veterans-in-politics.html
o Saturdays (LIVE), 2-3pm PT
Message from VIPI President to Political Candidates for 2014
The Candidate Fair:
May 17th, 10AM to 1PM (Open to All Candidates).
Braddah’s Island Style Grill/ 2330 South Rainbow Boulevard (By Red Rock Harley Davidson).
The first 50 Candidates who arrive & prepared to greet the voters will receive a complimentary lunch.
The Helldorado Day Parade:
March with the Veterans In Politics on May 17th at 5PM (We welcome only Endorsed Candidates and Candidates we have issued a No Endorsement for their seat).
We will meet on Hoover and 3rd Street Downtown Las Vegas (Please contact our Auxiliary Director Karen Steelmon 702-238-5134 for more information).
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