(Las Vegas, NV) – Republican Tibi Ellis, a healthcare professional who immigrated to the United States from Venezuela as a young teenager, has announced her candidacy for Nevada State Assembly District 5 in Las Vegas. The seat is currently held by Democrat Assemblywoman Marilyn Dondero-Loop.
“I’ve grown increasingly frustrated and alarmed at politicians putting more and more of the financial burden on Nevada’s families and small businesses” said Ellis in a written statement. “Raising taxes on those that create jobs is no way to fix an economic downturn. Billion dollar tax increases are not going to bring jobs back to Nevada.”
Ellis currently operates her own home care company which assists the elderly, disabled and infirm with care in their own homes. In addition, Ellis is currently chairman of the Nevada Republican National Hispanic Assembly, immediate past chair of Latinas in Politics, and is a member of the Latin Chamber of Commerce.
She and her husband have lived in Nevada for nearly 10 years, is a mother of five and a grandmother of two.