Republican Elizabeth Halseth announced as a candidate for Nevada State Assembly District 13 in Las Vegas less than two weeks ago – and she’s been a whirlwind of campaign activity since. Halseth immediately kicked off her campaign last weekend with a door-to-door walk in the district, and is following it up this weekend with a tailgate party at the UNLV/BYU football game.
And yesterday she joined the ranks of taxpayer champions by officially signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge promising the voters of her district, and the all of the citizens of Nevada, that if elected she will oppose and vote against any and all efforts to increase taxes.
“I’m proud to sign the taxpayer protection pledge,” Halseth declared in a press release. “I want my opposition to tax increases to be clear and absolute; therefore I chose to sign the pledge at my kitchen table surrounded by friends and supporters from Assembly District 13.
“The kitchen table is significant because it is where the end results of tax increases are felt by Nevada families,” Halseth continued. “Whether it is through decreased family budgets resulting from higher personal taxes or reduced income as a result of increased business taxes, tax increases that start in Carson City end up on the kitchen tables of families all across Nevada. As elected officials, we must find ways to deal with the state’s challenges without increasing the burden on Nevada’s hard-working families.”
The District 13 seat is currently held by GOP Assemblyman Chad Christensen – who is now running for the Nevada State Senate seat in District 9 against fellow Republican and incumbent Sen. Dennis Nolan. Christensen has also signed the Pledge; Nolan has not. And will not.
Indeed, Dennis Nolan loves taxes the way Popeye loves spinach.
Halseth’s top issues, according to her website (http://www.elizabethhalseth.com), are education, taxes and spending, economic growth, public safety and health care. She is a mother of three and finishing up her college degree at UNLV in adult and family studies.