Las Vegas, NV – Today, the Vegas Chamber announces its endorsements for local government, as well as boards of education including the Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents and the Clark County Board of School Trustees.

In local government races, the Vegas Chamber’s Government Affairs Committee made its selections based on a candidate’s understanding and voting record (if applicable) on small business issues, commitment to not imposing higher fees or more regulation on businesses, fiscal knowledge and responsibility, and overall vision for Southern Nevada.

“The policies and vision set at the local government level are critical to a strong local economy and job creation.  These local government candidates have demonstrated that they appreciate that small businesses are the foundation of the community in providing jobs, local government resources, and the ability to grow our region,” says Hugh Anderson, chairman of the Vegas Chamber’s Government Affairs Committee.

In boards of education races, the Chamber’s recommendations are based on candidates’ views on student achievement, understanding of the role of education in workforce development, board governance and reform, and the pledge to work harmoniously with board colleagues and administration.

“Quality education at all levels is essential to the future of Nevada,” said Anderson.  “We need to elect candidates to boards of education who are focused on student success, have expertise in effectively managing limited resources, and who are committed to positive collaboration.”

Candidate endorsements are decided by the Vegas Chamber’s Government Affairs Committee, comprised of 33 members representing a vast array of small businesses and employers in a variety of industries including accounting, architecture, banking, construction, energy, finance, gaming, healthcare, insurance, legal services, non-profit, technology, and transportation.  Nearly 40 percent of the Committee are small business members. Recommendations were made to the full Government Affairs Committee for a formal vote.

Board of Regents Endorsements (non-partisan)

  • District 8:  Shelly Crawford
  • District 11:  Steve Laden

Clark County Commission Endorsements

  • District F: Justin Jones (D)

City Council Endorsements (non-partisan)

  • North Las Vegas Mayor:  Pamela Goynes-Brown
  • Henderson City Council Ward 3:  Trish Nash
  • Las Vegas City Council Ward 4:  Bob Beers

Clark County Board of School Trustees Endorsements  (non-partisan)

  • Clark County School District G:  Greg Wieman

These endorsements are in addition to those made ahead of the Primary election.  Candidates previously endorsed who will be on the General Election ballot are the following:

NSHE Board of Regents Endorsements (non-partisan)

  • District 6:  Heather Brown
  • District 7:  Susan Brager
  • District 13:  Johnny T. Moran

Clark County District Attorney:

  • Steve Wolfson (D)

Clark County Commission

  • District G:  Jim Gibson (D)

Clark County Board of School Trustees Endorsements (non-partisan)

  • District D:  Irene Cepeda
  • District F:  Irene Bustamante Adams