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State Assembly District 8 - Norm Ross - Republican

Name: Norm Ross 

Office: State Assembly District 8 











Party Affiliation: Republican 


Biography provided by the candidate:

  • Norm is a native of Kentucky, and attended high school in Indianapolis, Indiana where he played basketball & graduated 5th in his class.
  • Following high school, Norm served in the Navy for 10 years, and taught Naval Warfare at the Fleet Training Center in San Diego before leaving for a career in real estate.
  • Norm attended Southwestern College in Chula Vista, Ca, Western State College of Law in San Diego, and Graduated from the Realtors Institute in Los Angeles. 


  • Built a successful career in real estate. 
  • Owned and operated restaurants.
  • Served as a consultant to the California State Assembly.


Norm is a firm believer in community service.  As such he has served as,

  • Volunteer Youth Soccer Coach for 15 years.
  • Commissioner of Youth Soccer & Board Member of CYSA-South.
  • Vice President, Treasurer, Chairman of the Finance Committee, and Chairman of the Education Committee, of the Board of Realtors.

Norm is married to former Paris Designer Mojgan Rahbanoff and has been a Las Vegas Resident since 1999.  


Question: In a 140 characters, introduce yourself as if you are introducing yourself to a neighbor.

Answer: Hi, I am Norm Ross, your neighbor & candidate for State Assembly, do you have a minute to discuss the issues that concern you the most at this time?     

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? 

Answer: Elimination of the Asset Forfeiture Tax, and placing a permanent cap on the Commerce Tax.

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?

Answer: No.

Question: Many elected officials in Clark County say they’d like to see the property tax cap changed – that it's time because tax revenues aren’t meeting budgets. Is that an idea you want to see the legislature tackle?

Answer: No, any increase in property tax will harm retirees and reduce new home sales leading to a downturn in construction and a loss of jobs.

Question: Do you support the construction of a taxpayer-funded NFL stadium?

Answer: No, I prefer the same method San Diego is using for a new stadium, which is tourist taxes. 

(Editor's Note: The biography and answers provided by the candidate have not been edited for content or length)

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