Let me be clear I cannot stand when good Americans change who they are and their personality once they become a candidate or become an elected official and call it “Politics,” these individuals are “Sell Outs”, they sell their souls to the devil to become an elected official and they give “politics” a bad name.
Republican Assemblyman Chad Christenson who represents District 13 comes to mind. Back in 2008 Chad told a Review Journal reporter on the second-to-last day for candidate filings that he would not seek re-election, he said he would need more time to attend to his family and business and one minute before deadline on the last day of candidate filing; guess what? Chad files for office.
I am a constituent of Chad’s and I have never seen Chad at any event in Assembly District 13, and I show up at a lot of events. I even received information that members of the Las Vegas City Council have invited Chad to numerous events and he was a “no show.”
I could also remember that I invited Chad to an event at Red Rock Casino and Hotel for the National School District Police and he was a “no show.” Chad only returns calls and attends functions when it fits his purpose, I can’t even remember any Assembly Bills Chad Christenson has sponsored since he has been an Assemblyman. It seems to me he is just a vote with no vision and self serving.
Early this year Ronda Kennedy and I scheduled an appointment to meet Chad in his Carson City office during the last legislation. I felt that a face to face conversation is much better than over the phone; I needed to look into Chad’s eyes when I ask my question, because I cannot believe anything he says over the phone.
The conversation we had with Chad is as follows:
(Steve) Chad I heard that you are going to run for State Senate District 9 against Dennis Nolan in the next election.
(Chad) Where did these rumors come from? I have no intention of running for any other offices accept reelection for Assembly 13. I am happy being an Assemblyman for my constituency. A matter of fact I was asked to run for Lieutenant Governor and I turned it down.
(Steve) Chad are you sure because last election you told a reporter from the RJ that you had no intention to run for reelection for Assembly 13 and the very next day, the very next day Chad, you filed for office.
(Chad) Steve I am not going to run for Senate 9, but I will run for reelection for Assembly 13.
Chad was very adamant in his position to run for reelection for Assembly 13, he stated that it was only rumors that he would run for Senate 9; or was it?
A few days ago I received a phone call that Chad made an announcement that he would in fact run for State Senate 9 and the phone called continued. Chad told this same person that Ronda Kennedy and I was lying that he never said he would not run for State Senate 9.
I approached Chad with this question; why are you calling Ronda Kennedy and me a liar when you did make that statement and you where very adamant that you would not run for State Senate 9 and you stated that it were only rumors? Well, you know the answer; Chad refuses to answer the question.
I don’t understand why Chad Christenson doesn’t just say yes, I said that I would not run for State Senate 9 and now I just changed my mind, like always.
What is the problem with being upfront and honest?
Nevada we need to put our State first these liars and follow the leader politicians needs to go. I am sure that we could do better than this!
This is our Country we have the right to say how it should be run. We veterans have paid the ultimate sacrifice. Without us there would not be an election of any politicians. Community service is one thing putting on an American uniform and going into battle is another!