As a kid, my summers were spent with my family in an RV crossing the country visiting everywhere from "the Redwood Forest to the Gulf Stream Waters." Those experiences instilled in me a passion to protect and conserve our public lands. The economic benefits of protected lands can not be overlooked and we need to make sure we invest in promoting our Nevada public lands as tourist destinations.
I also believe in harnessing the natural resources we enjoy in Nevada--solar, geothermal, wind. These can be great job creators, not just to construct and run the plants, but also in the manufacturing of equipment such as solar panels and wind turbines. We need to cut the red tape that stifles renewable energy development and work to create a comprehensive plan for the state that identifies locations suitable for renewable energy projects and then puts them on the fast track.
Like you, I want our home to be a place that reflects who we are, a place that we are proud of. I am a proud Nevadan, with a proven record of standing up for our values. We often hear we are last on this list or that list, but I know that by pulling together we can do better and I want to be a part of the solution.
I ask for your vote for Nevada State Senator District 9 come November so that, together, we can build a better future for Nevada.