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Josiah LaRow


Josiah LaRow



Political Office

Nevada Assembly District 20

Political Affiliation


How would you describe yourself to voters?

I am simply an honest, principled, and concerned fellow citizen that believes the people are best at determining how to live their lives. I am a firm believer in individual sovereignty, voluntary association, private property rights and the non-aggression principle. I feel that government has become an unbearable burden for the average citizen.

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

Government overreach, Education, Taxes/Economy, Homelessness

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

The state's response to the pandemic was poor and misleading to the public. Like most government action, in an effort to do good, far too many negative and unintended consequences arose. Forced shutdowns and other impositions on the people led to unneeded suffering of which we still do not know the total extent. The emergency powers of the governor were mismanaged and abused, and the legislature failed in its responsibility to reign in such behavior.

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?

It is my firm belief that the benefit of government programs is outweighed by the waste that is incurred. Non-profit and community organizations hold expertise in areas that the government is woefully unprepared. I believe that taxes should be lowered and, in as many cases as possible, eliminated. The people are more capable in deciding how their money is spent, and I believe that the needs of those at-risk populations are better met by focused community organizations instead of wasteful government bureaucracies. If programs currently managed by the government are deemed indispensable, they should be funded by voluntary donations and/or handed over to private non-profit or community organizations to manage.