Our primary election is underway and continues for the next two weeks. Here are some endorsements; they’re mostly for my own area, but I’ll do more research soon and update with more…meanwhile, feel free to leave more ideas and info in the comments:
Incumbent Joe Heck has shown himself to be a RINO repeatedly, with votes such as those favoring Obamacare and a recent vote to hinder religious liberty.
One of his opponents is Sharron Angle, who famously ran against Harry Reid in 2010. The media gleefully admitted that Reid plays dirty tricks in campaigns, then dutifully repeated his slanderous talking points as if they were facts. The only argument against Angle, according to Reid and his lap dogs, was that she was crazy. That’s it. The media loved it, and she lost by a narrow margin.
But her record is stellar! She is one of the most consistent, experienced conservatives in Nevada. We know what we get with her, and we get quality. She deserves your vote.
Vote for Sharron Angle
3RD CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
I have mixed feelings about incumbent Michele Fiore. I love how she stands up to her corrupt critics and is rock steady on important things, but her almost single-issue devotion–including her odd support of a Bundy-related illegal protest in Oregon–make me wonder if she’s the best choice to represent the many interests Nevadans have.
I often complain that even when our GOP finds decent people, they don’t support them enough. Such seems to be the case with the excellent Annette Teijeiro. Her ideas and qualifications look great on paper, but she’s not nearly as visible as she should be. It’s time we finally give her a chance.
And don’t even think about voting for Danny Tarkanian. Good grief.
Vote for Annette Teijeiro
4TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
Cresent Hardy has done a solid job so far. Keep him.
Vote for Crescent Hardy
STATE ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 1
Neither Howard Brean nor Roger Baum is really stunning here, but Brean is a little better…though I can only find a little about him online. Ultimately, the point is moot, since neither of these guys really has a chance of beating the Democratic candidate in the general election. Still, for what it’s worth:
Vote for Howard Brean
CLARK COUNTY COMMISSION DISTRICT B
Chris “RINO” Dyer’s campaign is a literal joke. Look him up for a laugh. Seriously, what kind of fool puts “RINO” ion his name to run for office? Kevin Williams gets the nod by default, though I don’t think he can beat Marilyn Kirkpatrick in the general. She’s done a lot of great work here and, honestly, if she wins on the Dem side, I might vote for her in the general. For now, though:
Vote for Kevin Williams
CLARK COUNTY DISTRICT COURT DEPT. 20
Annette Levy seems decent, and Catherine Ramsey has the kind of spotted public record that often forces the news to precede her name with the word “emabattled,” but Eric Johnson is doing a fine job. Keep him.
Vote for Eric Johnson
CLARK COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD DISTRICT A
Deanna Wright has the distinct honor of being roundly disliked by both parents and teachers. Richard Vaughan, on the other hand, is a retired local teacher whose statements will make a lot of sense to both parents and teachers. I can’t wait to see the good he does.
Vote for Richard Vaughan
CLARK COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD DISTRICT B
Chris Garvey does solid work. No reason not to keep her.
Vote for Chris Garvey
CLARK COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD DISTRICT C
I haven’t done enough research here yet to know who to endorse, but there’s a good chance that any of the other options would be better than Linda Young. Feel free to comment with advice.
LAS VEGAS JUSTICE OF THE PEACE DEPT. 14
I don’t know anything about the other candidates, but I’ll say that in his recent controversy about having an attorney handcuffed, I think Conrad Hafen was justified.