Jack “JT” Absher
Jack “JT” Absher
Small Business Owner
State Senate District 10
How would you describe yourself to voters?
I’m a lifelong democrat, a small business owner, a homeowner, and an 11 year resident of Las Vegas. I’ve been in and around Democratic politics all my life. I worked and volunteered on numerous campaigns as a young person. I was a delegate at the Democratic National Convention in 2004. For the last 15 years I’ve been focused on work and career but I now I feel compelled to get involved. I want to be a voice for seniors, children, and working people. I’m in this race because I believe we need a Senator with real world experience.
What do you see as the top issues in this campaign?
1) I believe we need to get healthcare costs under control and reduce the price of prescription drugs.
2) We need to protect a woman’s right to choose.
3) We need to fund education and bring more mental health and social services inside school buildings.
4) We need to grow the economy in a fair way that expands the middle class and benefits everyone. We can do this by embracing technology, improving infrastructure, and promoting worker-first policies.
5) We need a comprehensive plan to address the opioid/fentanyl crisis in a compassionate and holistic way.
In your opinion, how would you rate the state’s response to the pandemic? Why?
I’m not the kind of person who spends a lot of time looking back. The last two years were hard for everyone. I lost two grandparents to Covid in November of 2020. I believe we all did the best we could with the information we had. There’s no use wasting time on the problems of the past when we face difficult challenges ahead.
Education and local government officials have long asked lawmakers to change the way the state assesses property taxes. That includes raising the current tax threshold. Should lawmakers consider raising those thresholds? If not, what is the best way for governments to raise money for local programs?
With inflation on the rise and economic uncertainty ahead, this is not the time to burden homeowners with higher property taxes.
The best way to increase revenues is always through efficiency and growth.