Historical Collaboration: Four Veteran Organizations Unite for Joint Endorsements in Nevada!

Las Vegas, NV – February 24, 2204 – Nevada has made history with a groundbreaking collaboration among four distinguished veteran and veteran service organizations, uniting to collectively endorse political candidates seeking election in the State. Veterans In Politics International (VIPI), Armed Forces Chamber PAC, Nevada Veterans Association, and Nevada Democratic Veterans And Military Families Caucus have joined forces, marking a significant milestone in veteran-led political engagement.


The joint endorsement process unfolded on Saturday, February 24, 2024, from 0845 to 1530 at Monzu’ Italian Oven + Bar, at 6020 W. Flamingo Rd., Unit 10, Las Vegas, NV 89103. The event was open to the general public, allowing community members to witness the democratic process.


Additionally, the interviews were streamed live on Facebook, allowing a broader audience to engage with the proceedings.


Suzan Baucum, former Justice of the Peace, Las Vegas Township, Department 13, was the event moderator. A diverse array of political candidates actively participated in the interview process, demonstrating their dedication to public service. The individuals who emerged from this rigorous evaluation process received unanimous endorsements from the collaborating organizations.


The endorsed candidates encompass a broad spectrum of roles within the judiciary, reflecting the comprehensive nature of the endorsement process. They include video links to the interview process:

REBECCA WOLFSON for Municipal Court Judge,

Department 5, City of Las Vegas


Click the link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TZSB0F3YKk&t=14s


KERRI MAXEY for District Court Judge,

Family Div., Department N


Click the link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgJf-iJ8p0w&t=2s


CHRISTOPHER TILMAN for Justice of the Peace,

Boulder Township


Click the link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XejA9Tf72qM&t=125s


LOUIS SCHNEIDER for Justice of the Peace,

Henderson Township, Department 1


Click the link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81TFgoYvl2U&t=36s


AVA BRAVO for Justice of the Peace,

Las Vegas Township, Department 2


Click the link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcAQCKCxHak&t=293s


JUDGE CYNTHIA DUSTIN-CRUZ for Justice of the Peace,

Las Vegas Township, Department 5

Click the link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9N24MyHAGU&t=777s



AMY FERREIRA for Justice of the Peace,

Las Vegas Township, Department 8


Click the link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdXOdlxASM4&t=1550s


JONATHAN COOPER for Justice of the Peace,

North Las Vegas Township, Department 2


Click the link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vj10jZjhrV8&t=327s



Steve Sanson, President of Veterans In Politics International, highlighted the significance of this collaboration, stating, “This collaboration with all the veterans groups that have the power to endorse should be a wake-up call. We are saying who we would like to represent us in one voice.”


Patsy Brown, JD., President of Armed Forces Chamber PAC, commented on the historic collaboration, stating, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. The event reminded us of our collective duty to advocate for justice and ensure it reaches every corner of society.”


Mikey Kelley, President of Nevada Democratic Veterans And Military Families Caucus, radiated with pride and commented, “This collaboration between Nevada’s leading Veterans Political Organizations is a first step to achieving success for the more than 300,000 Veterans in Nevada, and this is something to be proud of and will continue in the future.”


Former Judge Suzan Baucum expressed her honor in being part of this unique opportunity, stating, “Serving as the moderator in the first collaborative judicial endorsement interviews was a unique opportunity that I am honored to have been a part of.”


This unified effort signifies a powerful demonstration of veterans and military families coming together to play a crucial role in shaping the political landscape in Nevada. The joint endorsements reflect a collective voice, providing voters with an explicit and informed perspective on candidates who align with the values and priorities of the veteran community. The event’s openness to the public and live streaming on Facebook further exemplify a commitment to transparency and inclusive civic participation.


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For media inquiries, please contact:

Armed Forces Chamber

Phone:    (702) 518-8847

Website: www.ArmedForcesChamber.com

Email:     info@ArmedForcesChamber.com

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