Yesterday, Adam Laxalt announced his candidacy for Nevada Attorney General.
Laxalt, age 35, is a former U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General and federal prosecutor. He served for one tour in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom. While volunteering in Iraq, he assisted with the detention and prosecution of terrorists in a war zone.
Born in Reno, Nevada, Laxalt and his family have been a part of the Nevada’s history since the early 1900’s. His grandfather, Paul Laxalt, is a former Nevada Governor and U.S. Senator. Laxalt’s wife Jaime and their ten-month old daughter Sophia join him on the campaign.
“I’m fortunate to have served my country in the United States Navy and I would be honored to serve my state as Attorney General,” Laxalt stated. “I believe the people of Nevada – not the federal government – should be in control of decisions that most affect our families. Further, it is my belief that smaller government fosters job growth, and that by working with local law enforcement, we can lower Nevada’s high crime rate.”
“I’m honored to endorse Adam Laxalt’s campaign for Attorney General,” stated Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval. “I look forward to working with him as Nevada’s next Attorney General.”
“As a Navy prosecutor and legal advisor, my job was to protect our military communities as well as our most vulnerable people,” Laxalt added. “In my time in Iraq, I assisted with the detention and prosecution of terrorists and gained a deeper commitment to America, the rule of law, and to service and leadership. I’ll never forget the leadership and sacrifices I witnessed on a daily basis by our men and women in uniform. It reassures me that America remains strong and we will always have people who answer the call of service and lead during challenging times.
“As our Attorney General, I pledge to bring this same commitment to protecting Nevada families from dangerous criminals and an ever-growing federal government,” Laxalt concluded. “As our Attorney General, I’ll fight for a stronger, safer and freer Nevada.”
“I am very proud of my grandson, Adam,” states former Nevada Governor and U.S. Senator, Paul Laxalt. “I love him and wish him nothing but the best as he undertakes this exciting challenge. The Office of Attorney General is an enormously important and prestigious position. He has my complete support.”
“Adam Laxalt will serve as the next Nevada Attorney General with honor and distinction,” says former Republican National Committee Chairman, Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr. “I’ve known Adam since he was a child, and his family for many, many years. It’s truly been rewarding for me to watch Adam follow in his Grandfather’s and his Great-Grandfather’s footsteps to become a successful Nevada lawyer and public servant. I know Adam and his family did not come to this decision lightly but Adam is made of the metal to be a fearless leader and dedicated public servant. He will undoubtedly give his all in serving Nevada as he has already done for his country in Iraq. I hope Nevadans join me in wholeheartedly supporting Adam Laxalt for Attorney General.”
“I’m honored to support Adam Laxalt in his campaign for Attorney General,” stated former Nevada State Treasurer and daughter of Barbara Vucanovich, Patty Cafferata. “My family and the Laxalt family have a great deal of respect for each other and for our great state. Seeing the dedication and public service to our state from people like my mom and Senator Laxalt continue through the generations is truly inspirational. I have no doubt that Adam wants to tirelessly work to leave Nevada a better place for us all. I have already seen this in person with what he did with the Saint Thomas More Society in our legal community. Adam is the type of leader that will make a difference for the future of our great state.
“Adam is a loving, family man and a true patriot. I’m thrilled that he is running for this important job and I encourage all Nevadans from all political backgrounds to support his candidacy.”
Adam Paul Laxalt is a father, a husband and a fourth generation native Nevadan. He is a former Lieutenant in the United States Navy. Trained by the US Navy as a prosecutor and legal advisor, Adam served his country as a Judge Advocate General for five years. While in the Navy, Adam volunteered to serve in a combat zone in Iraq.
In Iraq at Forward Operating Base Camp Victory, Adam’s team was in charge of more 20,000 detainees during the surge, keeping our troops and the world safe by assisting with the detention and prosecution of thousands of war criminals and terrorists. They were also in charge of training our military on proper evidence gathering in the field to ensure criminals and terrorists were prosecuted successfully. They also trained Iraqi Prosecutors and Judges on ways to modernize their justice system. For his exemplary service, Adam was awarded the Joint Service Commendation Medal and the Iraq Campaign Medal and his Unit the Joint Meritorious Unit Award.
Adam has served as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, as an Assistant Professor of Law in the Leadership, Ethics, and the Law Department at the U.S. Naval Academy, and as a Special Advisor to the Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security. Throughout his time in military and government service, Adam has worked to put Americans’ security first.
Since departing the Navy, Adam has built a law practice in Las Vegas, solving problems for a wide array of Nevadans and Nevada businesses. As a community leader, Adam has worked with Nevadans facing the challenges of a difficult economy, difficulties often made worse by poor government leadership. Adam serves on the Board of Trustees for Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada, the largest private social services agency in the state. Adam co-founded the Saint Thomas More Society, a legal ethics and leadership society that has sponsored numerous legal education and leadership events in Nevada.
Adam was recently appointed by the Nevada State Bar to serve on a Civility Task Force to help work on increasing civility amongst lawyers in Nevada.
Adam is running for Attorney General to protect the safety of Nevada’s families, to preserve the liberty of Nevada’s citizens and businesses, and to stand up for Nevadans against federal government overreach. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Georgetown University and also graduated from the Georgetown University Law Center.