Name: Matt Williams
Office: State Assembly, District 34
On-Air Interview Summary:
Current state employee Matt Williams is running for State Assembly District 34.
He told KNPR’s State of Nevada that he wants to work in the Legislature to tackle some of Nevada’s spending issues. He said he sees a lot of government waste in his position as a “low-level paper pusher” and believes there are ways to curb spending. He is also opposed to raising taxes.
Williams said he is passionate about free speech and believes the Legislature should be conducted in a more open way.
Williams is also concerned about where money for education is going. In 2015, lawmakers passed a commerce tax to help fund a large increase in spending on Nevada schools. However, Williams wants to know why the Clark County School District has been given money over and over again by the state Legislature but always says it needs more funding.
He believes much of the state funding for education in Clark County is tied up in the administration at CCSD instead of going to students in the classroom level.
Williams would also like to focus on making sure the state keeps improving the quality of life of its citizens through great jobs. He believes lawmakers should avoid doing anything that might hurt the business climate in the state.
Party Affiliation: Republican
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