Name: John Koenig
Office: Nye County Commission, District II
Party Affiliation: Republican
Biography provided by the candidate:
I was born in Long Island, New York and moved to a small town in Connecticut when I was 9.
The town I was raised in was a small town with no high school. They finally built a high school when the population could support it and I was in the first graduating class.
I was married at 17 and we went on to have four children, five grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren. I have been happily married to my present wife for 34 years now.
My first job when I was 15 was working in a Texaco gas station afternoons and weekends I went to work for a tech company when I was 18. I received my amateur radio license when I was about 21 which allowed me to move up in the company, the company moved me to California when I was 37. My last job was systems manager for a manufacturer of plastic eye glass lenses from which I retired and moved to Pahrump 12 years ago.
Question: What is the biggest issue facing your district?
The biggest issue right now is roads, the roads in the district/county have deteriorated to the extent that major reconstruction is necessary on many.
Question: What specific idea do you have in mind to address that issue?
As a presently sitting member of the Transportation Committee I am examining a return to a chip seal program and assisting in compiling a listing by priority for all county roads needing work. Because of the lack of funds even with the recent $0.05 increase in gas tax it will be difficult to accomplish within a few years.
Question: Would you support a state move to boost tax revenues for local jurisdictions? Specifically, there is much talk before the 2017 legislature about changing the tax cap that has been in place since the early 2000s. Would you support such a move?
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