Laxalt announces candidacy for Governor

Robert Perea, The Fernley Reporter

Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt announced Wednesday during his first stop on a 17-county statewide tour that he is running for Governor of Nevada.

Laxalt launched his candidacy before hundreds of supporters at Brady Industries in Las Vegas and offered thoughts on his plans and vision for Nevada’s future.

“I am running for Governor so that the dreams of Nevadans can endure and thrive beyond this generation and into the next,” Laxalt said. “This state has meant so much, and given so much, to me and to my family through the years. And it is with deep gratitude and humility that I ask for the trust of my fellow Nevadans, so that together, we can write Nevada’s next chapter — the greatest chapter yet in our state’s rich history.”


The announcement kicked off “The Laxalt 17” tour, a seven-day, statewide swing during which Laxalt will visit each of Nevada’s 17 counties. The first day of the tour featured stops in Las Vegas as well as Reno/Sparks, with the trip ending in Pahrump on November 7.

The tour had originally been scheduled in October, but was postponed by the mass shooting at the Mandalay Bay and Route 91 Music Festival in Las Vegas.

“Over the next seven days, and throughout this campaign, I’ll be sharing my vision for Nevada with citizens all across our great Silver State,” Laxalt said. “I look forward to speaking with and hearing from my fellow Nevadans about how we can improve our schools, continue to grow our economy and create jobs, and keep our families and communities safe.”

Laxalt’s statewide tour does not include a stop in Fernley but Mayor Roy Edgington met with Laxalt last week and invited him to visit Fernley for a tour of the area.

Laxalt, a Republican, was sworn into office on January 5, 2015, making him Nevada’s 33rd Attorney General. A father, husband, and fourth-generation native Nevadan, Laxalt is also a former Navy Lieutenant who served as a Judge Advocate General, and volunteered to serve in a combat zone in Iraq, where he and his unit helped detain and prosecute thousands of war criminals and terrorists.

Laxalt will oppose state Treasurer Dan Schwartz in the Republican primary election. Steve Sisolak and Chris Giunchigliani , both Clark County Commissioners, are Democratic candidates.

During his campaign kickoff Wednesday morning, Laxalt opened up about his struggle with alcoholism as a teenager, talked about his service and deployment as an officer in the U.S. Navy, things he discusses in a video on his website. He said Nevada must be the most economically competitive state in the Western U.S., that we must find educational solutions that create choices, not restrict them.

Below is a complete schedule of the tour:
Wednesday, November 1

11:45 a.m.      Las Vegas (Clark County)
Brady Industries
7055 S. Lindell Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89118

3:45 p.m.        Reno/Sparks (Washoe County)
2272​ ​Larkin​ ​Circle
Sparks,​ ​NV​ ​89431

Thursday, November 2

9:45 a.m.        Lovelock (Pershing County)
Temptations Ice Cream/Coffee Shop
395 Main Street
Lovelock, NV 89419

11:45 a.m.      Winnemucca (Humboldt County)
The Martin Hotel, Grand Ballroom
94 W. Railroad Street
Winnemucca, NV 89445

1:45 p.m.       Battle Mountain (Lander County)
Owl Club Restaurant
72 E Front Street
Battle Mountain, NV 89820

4:45 p.m.        Elko (Elko County)
Coffee Mug
576 Commercial Street
Elko, NV 89801

Friday, November 3

9:45 a.m.        Eureka (Eureka County)
The Owl Club
61 N Main St
Eureka, NV 89316

12:45 p.m.      Ely (White Pine County)
Hotel Nevada
501 Aultman Street
Ely, NV 89301

4:15 p.m.        Caliente (Lincoln County)
Knotty Pine Restaurant
690 Front Street
Caliente, NV 89008

Saturday, November 4

8:00 a.m.        Goldfield (Esmeralda County)
Dinky Diner
323 Crook Avenue
Goldfield, NV 89013

9:45 a.m.        Tonopah (Nye County)
Mizpah Hotel Conference Center
100 N. Main Street
Tonopah, NV 89049

12:45 p.m.      Hawthorne (Mineral County)
El Capitan Casino
540 F Street
Hawthorne, NV 89415

3:15 p.m.        Yerington (Lyon County)
Dini’s Lucky Club Casino
45 North Main Street
Yerington, NV 89447

5:15 p.m.        Fallon (Churchill County)
Frey Ranch Distillery
1045 Dodge Lane
Fallon, NV 89046

Sunday, November 5

3:45 p.m.        Gardnerville/Minden (Douglas County)
CVIC Minden Community Center
1604 Esmeralda Avenue
Minden, NV 89423

Monday, November 6

12:45 p.m.      Virginia City (Storey County)
Red Dog Saloon
76 C Street
Virginia City, NV 89440

5:15 p.m.        Carson City (Carson City)
Glen Eagles
3700 N Carson Street
Carson City, NV 89706

Tuesday, November 7

12:45 p.m.      Boulder City (Clark County)
World Famous Coffee Cup
512 Nevada Way
Boulder City, NV 89005

5:15 p.m.        Pahrump (Nye County)
Nye County Republican Party
3370 South Highway 160
Pahrump, NV 89706

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