Recorded Videos of Municipal Endorsement Interviews 2017

Recorded Videos of Municipal Endorsement Interviews 2017

Recorded Videos of Municipal Endorsement Interviews 2017


Veterans In Politics International is the ONLY organization in the State of Nevada that has this type of Transparency with regards to our endorsement process.


Clark County, Nevada (February 20, 2017) – – – Veterans In Politics International, Inc. (VIPI), today announced that it has endorsed candidates for the following municipalities; Boulder City, Henderson, North Las Vegas & Las Vegas.

Endorsees include: Cam Walker Councilman, Fritz McDonald, Carrie L. Cox, Wilson “Will” Crespo, Stavros S. Anthony Councilman, Bob Beers Councilman, Heidi Almase Judge and Cedric Kerns Judge.

The following elected seats were not endorsed: Henderson Mayor, North Las Vegas Mayor, North Las Vegas City Council Ward 1 & Las Vegas City Council Ward 6.     

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 groups 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:

Sponsors: Chanthy Walsh Founder of Kit’s Kitchen, Brent Jones Owner of Real Water, Craig W. Drummond, Drummond Law Firm, and Ron Q Tax Services.

Moderated for this endorsement process is Rikki Cheese former anchor for Channel 13 KTNV TV a non-voting member.

The Interview panel members included: Robert Foust US Army,

Christina Ortiz US Army/VIP Nevada Chapter Director, Tim Petarra US Army/VIP Nevada Chapter President, Andre Haynes VIP Southern Nevada Auxiliary Director, Craig Drummond US Army/NV. Attorney and Rob Lauer US Army/Owner of Newsmaxtv LV.

The Invocation was given by Andre Haynes.

Host Gia Rose Massa VIPI Marketing Director

 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.

Twenty-Seven Candidates in Attendance on Saturday February 18, 2017:

The videos for each endorsement are broken down for your convenience (click onto the videos to view each interview).


Cam Walker Councilman (endorsed)
Fritz McDonald (endorsed)
Warren Harhay
Richard Loudin

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Henderson Mayor    

(No endorsement for this seat)                      

Eddie “Swamper” Hamilton

Crystal Hendrickson

Debra March Councilwoman

Rick Workman

Click onto Video:


Henderson Ward III


Carrie L. Cox (endorsed)

 Click onto Video:


NLV Mayor

(No endorsement for this seat)                               

 Gary Bouchard 

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(No endorsement for this seat)  

Hector Rivera

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Tom Collins

Wilson “Will” Crespo (endorsed)

Click onto Video:



(No endorsement for this seat)            

Ryan M. Alarid

Michele Fiore

Christine “Chris” Garvey School Board Trustee

Allen Jordan

Thaddeus A. Ynigues

Kelli Ross

Click onto Video:



Stavros S. Anthony Councilman (endorsed)

Deborah Harris

Click onto Video:



Bob Beers Councilman (endorsed)

Click onto Video:



Heidi Almase Judge (endorsed)

Cara Campbell

Robert Kurth

Click onto Video:



Crystal Eller

Cedric Kerns Judge (endorsed)

Click onto Video:

The Veterans In Politics International has video recorded their interviews for the primary and general election of all the elected candidates that has the fortitude to be interviewed by our group.

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 Primary and 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 community and most important not to be influenced by outside pressure that are self-serving.


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.

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