“This endorsement interviews is dedicated In Memory of our lifelong friend Diana Hampton Henderson Municipal Court Judge”
Henderson, Nevada (September 18, 2016) – – – Veterans In Politics International, Inc. (VIPI), today announced that it has endorsed one Henderson Justice of the Peace Department 1 Special Election candidate.
Endorsees include Michael Davidson
Davidson 62, served as the North Las Vegas Deputy City Attorney from 2004 to 2010.
The process was open to the public, unedited no questions are known until they are asked, and no candidates are rubber stamped, no “back room deals, no financial gain, the panel members’ identities are not publicly released until the day of the interviews and we do not discourage any candidates from participating in other group’s endorsement process.
We are not intimidated by any other group that interviews candidates and have a fair process.
No one is paid to be a part of this process; we do it for love of community in an effort to educate the public on the candidates running for office.
We do not charge or make any promises to candidates for attendance to our process.
Thank you to all the candidates, panel members, VIPI members, and our Sponsors:
Chanthy Walsh and Beni Velazquez Owner and Executive Chef of Essence and Herbs Tapas Joint Restaurant, Brent Jones Owner of Real Water, Ron Q. Quilang, owner of Ron Q. Foundations, Craig W. Drummond, Drummond Law Firm, Las Vegas Municipal Court Judge Cedric Kerns, Judge Susan Roger, Judge Heidi Almase, Craig Mueller, Mueller, Hinds & Associates LTD, Michael Broadway and others.
Moderated for this endorsement process is Anat Levy Candidate for Clark County District Court Judge Department 20 a non-voting member.
The Interview panel members included Steven Sonnenburg Businessman; Rob Foust US Army; Jason Brooks US Marine; Nathan Atkins US Army; Michael Broadway Businessman; Rob Lauer US Army/President of Newsmaxtv LV; Christina Ortiz US Army/VIP Nevada Chapter Director; Mike Edwards US Marine/President of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club; Mike Armstrong Jr. Businessman.
The Invocation was given by Andre Haynes.
VIP Staff member Gia Rose Massa.
The video of each endorsement interviews are archived and on several social media channels including our website. If you don’t agree with who we have chosen to endorse, please educate yourself on the candidates.
VIPI is the only group in the State of Nevada that endorses candidates with this type of transparency. We invite every single candidate that has filed for election by using several different types of communication. No other group comes close.
Candidates in Attendance:
|· Sam Bateman|
|· Michael Davidson|
|· Harvey Gruber|
|· Gayle Nathan|
|· Jeffrey Posin|
|· Shane Zeller|
The Veterans In Politics International will video recorded their interviews for the primary and general election of all the elected candidates.
The candidates that attended are willing to meet the challenge of an interview in a bipartisan effort to reach out to the veteran community and the community as a whole.
We hope that these interviews will be helpful in the General Election by placing people in office that are knowledgeable, ethical, experienced, write laws that will benefit all Nevadans, able to put childish differences aside and do what’s best for Nevadans, put others before themselves, take the oath of office seriously, apply the true meaning of “public servant” and have a vision on resolving the problems that are facing our State.
Please watch the videos that are broken down into two parts for your convenience (click onto the videos to view each interview).
Henderson Justice of the Peace Department 1 Special Election Part 2-2
Interview panel members are screened volunteers who 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” and at no time can they disclose any discussions that took place during the time of voting.