Name: "Tick" Segerblom
Office: State Senate, District 3
Party Affiliation: Democratic
Biography provided by the candidate:
Senator Tick Segerblom is the father of Nevada's Medical Marijuana law, SB 374, which was adopted by the 2013 legislature. He currently is Co-Chair of the campaign to pass Nevada's recreational marijuana initiative - Treat Marijuana Like Alcohol - which will be on the November 2016 ballot.
Segerblom, a fourth generation Nevada legislator, has served in the State Senate since 2012 and previously served in the State Assembly from 2006 to 2012. He served in the White House under President Carter and was State Chair of the Nevada Democratic Party from 1990-94.
In his private practice, Senator Segerblom represents employees and unions and has been recognized as one of Nevada's top employment lawyers since 1993. He graduated from Pomona College in 1971 and received his law degree from the University of Denver in 1975. He is a member of the Nevada, Colorado and California bars.
Question: In a 140 characters, introduce yourself as if you are introducing yourself to a neighbor.
Native Nevadan, 4th generation legislator, liberal, if you are unwilling to challenge the establishment you shouldn’t be in politics.
Question: Last legislative session, the major initiative was a tax increase to support education in the state. What should the major accomplishment of 2017 legislature be?
Another tax increase to support education
Question: If recreational marijuana is legalized by voters in this state, do you want revenue from it to fund health initiatives, research and/or youth awareness campaigns?
The initiate requires that the revenue go to education
Question: Many elected officials in Clark County say they’d like to see the property tax cap changed – that its time because tax revenues aren’t meeting budgets. Is that an idea you want to see the legislature tackle?
Yes, we need to lift cap on commercial property and change the cap on residential property
Question: Do you support the construction of a taxpayer-funded NFL stadium?
Not as it is currently proposed
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