- Tell us a little bit about your family and where you grew up…
I was born in Richfield, Utah and have lived in Nevada for the last 30 years with an exception of some years spent in California.
I grew up in a middle class hardworking family. At the age of 7 I began my career in real estate stuffing brochures for my mother’s real estate business on the weekends. I started faking sick to stay home from school so my mom would have to take me to work with her. I would then stuff more brochures to make more money.
I was enrolled in the Clark county school district at this time and I found more value in working and making money at the age of 7 then I did going to a school where I was not being taught very well.
I graduated High School a year early and by the time I was 17 I began working at my father’s real estate firm (RE/MAX Associates) – one of the largest Real Estate offices in Las Vegas at the time – why’ll attending night school to get my real estate license.
I quickly moved to California after getting a job opportunity with Brookfield Homes in southern California. During this time I was managing one of the communities at the age of 19.
I also worked for a Fortune 500 company, Lawyers Title, working my way up to the #3 sales rep in Ventura County within only a few short months.
Currently I am working as the Executive Vice President of Real Water. I manage our sales team along with our Human Resources department where we have partnered with the Hope for Prisoners program. I have worked in every area of Real Water including manufacturing operations, quality control, marketing and working with our charities . I also created all the systems and manage all aspects of our home and office Delivery for Real Water.
In my free time I was a news anchor for NewMaxTV and I am currently the communications director for The Real Chamber of Commerce.
Lastly and most importantly I’m a wife to the most amazing, talented, intelligent and caring person I have ever known and a mother to three beautiful, smart children: Avianna (future class president), Bradley and Braxton.
- Give a brief summation of your professional and political background…
I have executive managerial experience for all aspects of our business, including sales.
I supported my husband and participated in the endorsement of President Donald Trump.
Most importantly I was with my husband during the 2015 legislative session and was able to experience the process of the committee hearings and floor sessions. I watched all the shenanigans being pulled when passing the largest tax increase in Nevada state history – and people are most certainly uninformed as to what went on in Carson during these four months.
I also attended to the special session with the bundled bill allowing the Raiders stadium to come to Vegas, along with the convention center expansion, more cops, etc.
- Why are you running?
I feel as though it is my duty and obligation to be more responsible to help keep our country close to its constitutional roots.
We have a society today that is incentivized for working against the foundational principles that make our country so great. Free market enterprise – businesses with less regulation and taxation – has proven time and time again to create more opportunity for Americans to prosper.
I believe this same tool is beneficial to creating a competitive school system by incentivizing those that actually produce a well-educated student. I want our school system to move out of dead last and land us in the top 10.
I know that having the right to bear arms will decrease the amount of violent acts (e.g., campus carry) by making people think twice before lashing out in violence.
- What makes you more qualified to serve in this position than your opponent(s)? What’s wrong with your opponent(s)?
I am a business owner who is creating jobs and prosperity for our community. My opponent works as a paralegal extracting money from society and is contributing his efforts to increase the corruption within the family court system.
We need to eliminate the drain that these corrupt trial lawyers are burdening our community with and work on cutting regulation and taxation to bring business to Nevada naturally. not by lining anyone’s pockets.
- There is an on-going split in the Republican Party between pragmatic moderates and philosophical conservatives. Where do you primarily consider yourself and why?
I am a philosophical conservative. The constitution is what made our country the greatest. I will fight to keep those principles intact.
Also as a business owner I’ve experienced firsthand how excessive regulation and taxation burdens us. We need to eliminate government in our lives and this is on every level – gun rights, education, health care, property ownership, business etc.
No matter the topic, if government is involved it makes things so much more convoluted. There is never logic behind the government getting involved in our private affairs; there is always an agenda attached.
- What are your most important issues and what would be your top legislative priority if elected?
- Cutting Taxes/Regulations
- Securing Voter integrity
- Eliminating Judicial corruption
I believe if we cut regulations it will result in less government encroaching in our lives. This will also help eliminate many of the overall problems in our schools.
More control will go to the individual schools if we can break up the school districts. And ESAs (Education Savings Accounts) – which will allow parents to decide where their children go to school – will also prove to be more cost-effective since ESA’s are $5,700/student and right now we spend around $10,000 for each student in public schools.
Once again no logic!!!
- Have you signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, and if not why not?
- Do you support repealing the “Commerce Tax? Why or why not?
Yes, This is a business-killing tax and there is no transparency or accountability as to how it is or isn’t improving our schools.
We continue to funnel tax payer dollars at the expense of the businesses that create jobs and improve our community, but we still get no improvement within the Nevada school system.
- Do you support Education Savings Accounts, and if so will you vote for a budget that does not provide funding for them in the 2019 legislative session?
I strongly support the ESA’s and I will not support a budget that does not provide funding for them
- Do you support efforts to ban sanctuary cities in Nevada? Why or why not?
If a non-citizen wishes to enter our country they should be law-abiding citizens. I’m tired of my taxpayer dollars going to someone who does not have to play by the same rules. This is rewarding people for breaking the law and putting them above it.
I am all for citizens entering our country LEGALLY, joining the work force and creating value that will enhance our community.
- Do support requiring the presentation of a photo ID before being allowed to vote? Why or why not?
My vote was stolen from me in the last general election. I provided my ID and the lady informed me someone with the same name, address and date of birth had already voted. She showed me the signature and I happened to view her social security number as well, and that was different.
If we don’t play by the same rules then it’s not a fair playing field. I believe if this does not get corrected the game will no longer be who can campaign better or present the best policies, but who can cheat the best.
- Describe your position with regard to proposals to allow state employees to unionize.
I need to study that issue more.
- What is your position on increasing Nevada’s minimum wage?
I will not vote to increase the minimum wage. An entry level position deserves entry level pay. We need to eliminate the entitlement attitude, not increase it.
- Do you support repealing Nevada’s constitutional ban on lotteries, and if so where or how would you earmark the revenue generated?
I don’t have a position either way.
- Should Gov. Sandoval’s expansion of Medicaid be rolled back? Why or why not?
Yes. We can’t afford it.
- Should government employees be allowed to serve in the Legislature? Why or why not?
I do not support state employees serving in the Legislature. Our state constitution prohibits it and it creates a conflict of interest.
- Would you support legislation requiring that ALL bills be posted on the Internet in their entirety at least 48 hours before being voted on? Why or why not?
Absolutely. This would give plenty of time for the bills to be reviewed by constituents, creating transparency and allowing time for legislators to make an informed decision.
- What is your position on using tax incentives to lure businesses to Nevada?
I think we should keep this an even playing field and keep all taxes and regulation minimal. This will make our state more desirable for businesses to come to.
- Do you support “campus carry” legislation allowing licensed CCW permit holders over the age of 21 to carry their weapons on Nevada’s college and university campuses? Would you extend the same right to secondary school campuses?
Yes on both college and the secondary campuses.
- If there is any issue that you are concerned about that has not been addressed in this interview, this is your opportunity to address it:
I would like to see that we use the court system as intended by our Founding Fathers, not as a way to build the legal system into a multi-billion dollar business were everyone can be bought.