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Joey Paulos


Joey Paulos


Business Owner & Entrepreneur

Political Office

Nevada State Senate District 8

Political Affiliation


How would you describe yourself to voters?

I’m a husband, father of three, former gaming executive, entrepreneur, and was born and raised right here in Southern Nevada. I graduated from Bonanza High School and earned my BS in Hotel Administration from UNLV. I’m running for office because Nevada is way off track and heading in the wrong direction. I am not a politician, I have never run for office before, and I’m not someone who runs for office every cycle moving from district to district hoping to eventually win. I will stand to protect the individual liberty of every Nevadan and the Judeo-Christian values that made this country and state the envy of the world. I believe I can make a difference and will take on the responsibility of making sure the people of Senate District 8 feel heard and that their values and needs are represented truthfully and diligently.

What do you see as the top issues in this campaign?

Education, Public Safety, The Economy, Government Overreach.

In your opinion, how would you rate the state’s response to the pandemic? Why?

I would say that in the first 2 weeks, the response was completely understandable. Nobody knew what we were dealing with or what we were up against. However, after 30-45 days we needed to reevaluate. For the past two years the Governor has had plenary executive authority. Moving forward, I support choice. Allow businesses and individuals to make the necessary decisions that they feel comfortable with. As a future legislator, I would not be supportive of being so prescriptive in “emergency powers” legislation knowing that it cannot be changed until the next legislative session. Emergency powers should have an expiration and be more clearly defined i.e., what are the limitations to those powers.

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?

I think we need to take an in-depth look at our property tax system and evaluate whether it should be overhauled, as it is currently convoluted and cumbersome. The best way to raise money for local programs is to create an advantageous, stable business and regulatory environment. We need to continue to grow the economy by attracting new businesses and and industries to the state, thereby increasing and generating more revenue.