Local business attorney and Henderson resident Michael Roberson declared his candidacy yesterday for Nevada State Senate – Clark County, District 5.
“Like many Nevadans, I have grown frustrated with the tax-and-spend policies coming out of Carson City, especially during a crippling, job-killing recession,” stated Roberson. “Too many Nevada businesses have gone under and too many of our residents have lost their jobs, their homes and their retirement savings.
“I am running to restore the common sense that has escaped incumbent senator Joyce Woodhouse. Unemployment has nearly doubled since she started her efforts to raise taxes and spending during the 2009 legislative session. With glaring evidence that our economy was worsening and a growing number of District 5 residents were losing their jobs, Senator Woodhouse raised our taxes by nearly $1 BILLION last session. That kind of decision-making is dangerous and will only further erode our economy and our quality of life in southern Nevada.”
Working as an attorney, Roberson assists clients who are seeking to provide job and business development in our area. As a state senator, Michael will work to balance Nevada’s state budget without taking even more money by way of tax hikes out of the hands of taxpayers and job-providers.
Roberson believes that in difficult times, government must make difficult sacrifices … just as working families have to with their own budgets. We cannot afford non-essential government programs during a recession. We should focus our precious dollars on essential programs – such as education, public safety and health care for those most in need.
Mr. Roberson recently received the endorsement of the Senate Republican Caucus. This endorsement ensures the backing of Republican Senate leadership and helps Michael jump-start his campaign.
Before coming to Las Vegas, Michael received his degree in Political Science at the University of Kansas, as well as his Juris Doctorate. Mr. Roberson also worked in Washington, DC, as the Vice President of a fundraising firm. Currently, Michael is working as a business transactional attorney and living in Henderson with his wife Liberty Leavitt Roberson, a teacher and student recruiter for a local school and a fifth-generation Nevadan.