Henderson Chamber announces endorsements for Nov. 6 general elections

HENDERSON, Nev. — The Henderson Chamber of Commerce’s IMPAC committee has finalized its endorsements for Nevada’s general elections, which will take place Tuesday, Nov. 6.

“In this process, the Henderson Chamber IMPAC committee interviewed more than 30 candidates for legislative- and education-related offices,” said Rick Smith, Chairman of the Board at the Henderson Chamber of Commerce.

Smith added that the most important criteria are selecting candidates who reflect a history and political agenda in support of small to medium-sized businesses, which comprise most of the chamber’s membership.

“We’re sensitive to taxation structure, legislation that supports all businesses, diversification of the economy and broadening and strengthening our education system,” he said.

For 2012’s upcoming general elections, the Henderson Chamber of Commerce has endorsed: 

  • Senate District 5 – Steve Kirk – R
  • Senate District 7 – David R Parks – D
  • Senate District 9 – Mari Nakashima St. Martin – R
  • Senate District 19 – Pete Goicoechea – R
  • Assembly District 1 – Marilyn Kirkpatrick – D
  • Assembly District 12 – James Ohrenschall – D
  • Assembly District 19 – Cresent Leo Hardy – R
  • Assembly District 20 – Ellen Spiegel – D
  • Assembly District 21 – Becky Harris – R
  • Assembly District 22 – Lynn Stewart – R
  • Assembly District 23 – Melissa Woodbury – R
  • Assembly District 29 – Robert M. Irwin – R
  • Assembly District 41 – Phillip W. Regeski – R
  • Commissioner District A – Stephen Sisolak – D
  • State University Regent District 1 – Cedric K. Crear
  • State University Regent District 4 – Allison A. Stephens
  • State University Regent District 12 – Lonnie Hammargren
  • Trustee Clark County School District A – Deanna Lee Wright

IMPAC serves as a comprehensive, non-partisan political committee that contributes to the creation of a favorable business climate in Henderson as it relates to issues at the state and local level.  

The Henderson Chamber of Commerce provides businesses with marketing and networking opportunities, support resources, and legislative representation. The chamber encourages job creation for Henderson and Nevada, opposes new taxes on employers that is not equally distributed and determined to be absolutely necessary, and supports an education system that produces a qualified workforce in a cost efficient manner.

The Henderson Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit voluntary organization committed to promoting and supporting member businesses.

For more information, call 702-565-8951 or visit hendersonchamber.com.

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