Candidates selected based on experience, expectations to support local businesses

HENDERSON, Nev. – The Henderson Issues Mobilization Political Action Committee (IMPAC), in support of its pro-business agenda, followed its process of recommending a slate of candidates seeking election in the 2016 Nevada general election. It endorsed the following candidates:

State Senate
District 5 – Carrie Buck (R)
District 7 – David Parks (D)

State Assembly
District 8 – Jason Frierson (D)
District 12 – James Ohrenschall (D)
District 22 – Keith Pickard (R)
District 41 – Nick Phillips (R)

Clark County School District Trustee
District A – Deanna Wright

Justice of the Peace
Department 1 (Henderson Township) – Sam Bateman

“We chose to endorse candidates who we feel have the ability to strengthen Southern Nevada’s business community,” said Bob Anderson, who serves as IMPAC’s chairman and the board of director’s chair-elect for the Henderson Chamber of Commerce (HCC), which is currently the fastest growing chamber in the valley with a membership of more than 1,200 businesses, most being small businesses. “As an organization that represents both large and small businesses, it’s our responsibility to ensure Henderson’s business community is actively engaged in both the elective and policy-making process.”

In determining candidates for endorsement, IMPAC requested responses to a questionnaire from each considered candidate and conducted interviews. Board members of IMPAC, which is comprises 20 business leaders from varying business sectors, also reviewed and evaluated each candidate’s history, experience, involvement within the business community and commitment to civil service, along with voting records of incumbent, partisan candidates.

All information was compiled to determine which candidates would bring the expertise in understanding business issues, provide long-term strategic visioning and implementation policies, and support the growth and attraction of successful businesses in Henderson and throughout Southern Nevada.

In April 2016, IMPAC made endorsements prior to the primary election of additional candidates whose campaigns will also proceed to the general election this November. Those candidates include: Aaron Ford (D), Nevada Senate District 11; John Hambrick (R), Nevada Assembly District 2; Paul Anderson (R), Nevada Assembly District 13; Chris Edwards (R), Nevada Assembly District 19; Derek Armstrong (R), Nevada Assembly District 21; Melissa Woodbury (R), Nevada Assembly District 23; Stephen Silberkraus (R), Nevada Assembly District 29; Irene Bustamante Adams (D), Nevada Assembly District 42; and Steve Sisolak (D), Clark County Commission District A.

The Issues Mobilization Political Action Committee (IMPAC) is a bipartisan group that makes direct contributions to candidates who promote and vote for an agenda in support of a favorable business climate. Run by independent Henderson Chamber of Commerce (HCC) volunteer members, IMPAC operates separately from the HCC and follows the mission of the HCC and its member businesses.

To learn more about IMPAC, visit or call 702-565-8951.