(Las Vegas – NV) – Republican businessman Patrick McNaught has announced his candidacy for Nevada State Senate District 12 in Clark County. The seat is currently vacant due to the resignation of GOP Sen. Warren Hardy shortly after the 2009 legislative session.
“I plan on offering voters a real choice between the status-quo of supporting nearly every spending budget, every tax increase and with little effort to reform our broken education system and other important essential programs,” McNaught said in a written statement. “Like so many other District 12 voters, I’ve sat back long enough, wondering if Carson City will change its ways, only to come to the conclusion that it is impossible if we have keep sending the same people there to run our government.”
According to his press release, McNaught moved to southern Nevada after graduating from high school in Cedar City, Utah. He attended UNLV and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and Advertising. He later obtained a license from the Arizona real estate division and worked with Victoria Properties, a property management company specializing in commercial real estate and management.
McNaught moved back to Las Vegas in 1995 and opened a small residential real estate firm with his wife. In 1997, he co-founded Greystone Financial Group, a local mortgage bank. In 2002, he pursued a career in commercial real estate and joined Colliers in Las Vegas. There, he specialized in the sale of land and acquisitions for development.
Today, Patrick and Christine live in Henderson, Nevada, with their two children, Jace and Kai.