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Patrick McAtee-MacRae

Name

Patrick McAtee-MacRae

Occupation

Government Contractor

Political Office

Nevada State Assembly District 1

Political Affiliation

Non-Partisan

How would you describe yourself to voters?

A man who has served his country most of his life. 31 years in the Military, 5 years public school teacher (Junior and High School), 12 years as a defense contractor, along the way I served as a town commissioner and was awarded the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award for my community service. Otherwise, Shorter than I would like, rounder than I would like, solid in my commitment to my community and my country.

What do you see as the top issues in this campaign?

The Education system is and should always be one of our top priorities. We work hard as parents to give our children a good life and a good start. Than Priority seldom if ever changes. It should be clearly understood, parents are they authority when it comes to their children. Even when others think they are wrong.

As a non partisan conservative, our rights as American citizens should be protected. They are constantly pushed on by those that feel (or will not stand up to) laws being totally ignored.

Support our Police, defend the laws and vote out those that will not or refuse to work for you! the voter!

In your opinion, how would you rate the state’s response to the pandemic? Why?

When the Pandemic began, I would have given the State high ratings. Our first responders were hero's and doing a great job! Even wearing masks was fine, once we were at the point of get a shot or loose you job (mandated Shots) our hero's went to zero's over night. If Nurses and Doctors and all the support medical personnel survived and worked during the toughest times at hospitals, clinics, fire and police stations and were now faced with loosing their livelihoods. The it was too far! They risked their lives no you want to basically take them away. Poor decision, poor choice and even poorer results.

Education and local government officials have long asked lawmakers to change the way the state assesses property taxes. That includes raising the current tax threshold. Should lawmakers consider raising those thresholds? If not, what is the best way for governments to raise money for local programs?

To raise taxes or not to raise taxes, always a question to be answered. Everyone wants good services, safe running water and a decent home to live in. I have already expressed my view on education above. Raising taxes is never popular! There are times it will need to happen. I do not favor wholesale changes to any of our functioning systems. Careful consideration and an understanding of all the facts are needed before making a decision. After which the voters are owed and explanation of why the change (before it happens), the expected out come and what are the benefits! The voter is entitled to these.