Name: John Moore
Office: State Assembly, District 8
Party Affiliation: Libertarian
Biography provide by the candidate:
I was born in the Midwest. After my father’s premature death, I was forced to find a job, instilling my lifelong commitment to hard work. At age eleven, I swept the floor and shined shoes at a local barber shop for $1 per hour. A few years later, my family moved to California where I attended high school.
After high school, I enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1981, and later became an Airborne Ranger. In 1984, I graduated in the top 1 percent of my class at Ranger school. I served with the 1/75th Ranger Battalion, I was also a founding member of the 3/75th Ranger Battalion during its reformation in 1984. I also served with other units such as, the 82nd Airborne Div. as well as 3rd Infantry Div. in Germany. I have completed many military courses such as, Ranger school, airborne school, SERE C-Level High Risk and French Commando School as well as others. I am very proud of my service to our great Nation.
My military career spanned 24 years of cumulative time, both on active duty and later in various Reserve and Guard units.
I then took my proven leadership into the private sector, working as a successful real estate agent and business owner. My successful transition into the private sector demonstrated my knowledge and leadership many times over.
After 16 years in the private sector, we were attacked on Sept 11th, 2001. I once again answered the call to defend our great nation, I felt that I still had much to offer and to give this nation. I spent my 41st birthday in Iraq, on patrol as an Infantry squad leader.
After I returned from Iraq, I brought my leadership and business skills to one of the largest hotel and casino companies in the world. As a manager with a staff of hundreds, I have demonstrated my ability to build consensus and to work together to achieve goals.
In 2014, I was elected to the Nevada State Assembly to represent District 8
Question: In a 140 characters, introduce yourself as if you are introducing yourself to a neighbor:
Hello, my name is John Moore your representative in the Nevada State Assembly.
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?
I feel that we need to further the work that was started towards our education system but also we must set out to bring more high paying jobs to our great state. We must work together to pass legislation to ensure that our economy continues to grow and provide jobs to our residents.
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?
I would like to see the revenue from legalized marijuana go towards our education system as well as to fund health initiatives, research and youth awareness.
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 I would like to see the legislature look at this issue however I would NOT support any change to the property tax cap. Clark County as well as the state must learn to stay within their assigned budgets with more responsible spending and full accountability by all departments under them. Government must STOP going to the taxpayer every time they overspend or go outside their budgets.
Question: Do you support the construction of a taxpayer-funded NFL stadium?
I have not seen the final bill yet, until such time I will reserve comment.
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