(Montandon for Governor) – “Looking through the pages of Rory Reid’s plan is like reading a history of Las Vegas.” says Nevada GOP Gubernatorial candidate, and former 12 year Mayor of North Las Vegas, Mike Montandon. “There is nothing new in this plan.”
Montandon who lead North Las Vegas for three terms is proud of how the city has been transformed during his tenure. He believes that we should evaluate Rory Reid’s plan and qualifications based on past leadership performance, and he asks whether or not Clark County was a better place before he ascended to the County Commission.
“Rory had the opportunity to ask critical questions about how the County and the Strip could grow. His vision led to unsustainable development projects and unfinished super structures. So, when he rolls out a plan for the future of the State we would expect to see that he has learned from his mistakes and is willing to give the voters of Nevada relevant specific solutions for the challenges in the future.”
Montandon comments that Reid referred vaguely in numerous places in his plan to broad-based taxes, with is code for higher taxes. He adds that much of Reid’s plan states the obvious and some of it is old and out of date.
Montandon points to Reid’s example of being the data hub of the world.
“The data center model was created five years ago by Switch Communications and is already in place. My concern is for companies to know that they will have a friendly business environment to risk their capital here.” and Montandon adds, “I have spoken with non-gaming businesses all over the state that employ thousands of hard working Nevadans, and they are here because of our low tax environment. They have told me point blank that they have the ability to pick up and move to another state if Nevada ceases to be competitive.”
Montandon believes that Reid’s plan also falls short in providing specifics as to how he would improve education for Nevada families. He points to his own web site that has very specific goals and policies for ensuring that every Nevada child has access to a quality education.
“Rory is afraid to tackle the fundamental structural problems of education in Nevada. He is too beholden to the special interests that are putting our kids last.” says Montandon.