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William Dock Walls

Name

William Dock Walls

Occupation

Owner Acksnak.com

Political Office

Governor

Political Affiliation

Republican

How would you describe yourself to voters?

I am William “Dock” Walls. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, I am a father of three, Grandfather and GreatGrandfather.

I graduated Tuskegee University with a B. S. in Political Science, and earned my Juris Doctor from IIT - Chicago Kent College of Law.

At age 25, I served as Top Assistant to Chicago’s first progressive mayor, Harold Washington. I served as an Assistant to Illinois Republican Party Chairman Ed Vrodolyak, and National Political Director for Jesse Jackson's Rainbow Coalition.

Throughout my career, I have established policies that have had a profound, lasting, positive impact on governments, nationwide. I have developed and published platforms acknowledged as blueprints for improved public safety, inclusion, responsible government contracting, budgeting, and effective use of government funds. I am uniquely qualified to help advance and develop Nevada, and help this state achieve its full potential.

I am a Compassionate, Free Thinking, Independent, Fiscally Responsible, Socially Responsive, Renaissance Republican.

I was inspired to run for Nevada Governor because there was a need for a Republican candidate willing to provide an alternative for voters who want to preserve American Democracy and reject extremist polarizing Ideologies, Groups, or Individuals.

I will support the complete funding of our Police and safety services, Provide a superior Public School education for each and every child, protect the right to vote, end homelessness, and ensure that no child goes to sleep homeless or hungry.

My administration will "Tax Less and Do More."

Email: walls4gov@gmail.com
Website: wallsforgov.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/people/William-Dock-Walls/100079905802477/
Twitter: @dockwalls

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

Public Safety, Infrastructure, Education, Senior Care, Mental Health Services, Diversification of Nevada's Economy, Protection of the Right To Vote, Water Conservation and Water Reclamation.

On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate Governor Sisolak's handling of the pandemic? Why?

I would give Governor Sisolak a rating of 5 for his handling of the Pandemic.

I don't support absolute mandates. I don't think it was practical or smart to arbitrarily shut down Nevada's economy.

The first responsibility is always to protect the safety of Nevadans and others within our state. However, The Governor's course of action was not limited to the accomplishment of actual defined goals. The policies were not strategic or implemented to address a compelling need. The mandates were not intended to provide specific protection.

Prior to implementing a potentially devastating course of action, the state should have identified the definite risk factors. That evaluation should have been done first on an industry by industry basis and, over time, business by business. No order should have been imposed that was not necessary to mitigate those risks. The Governor's blanket approach was over-reaching.

DETER did not perform professionally, responsibly, or as taxpayers would reasonably expect. For most of the Pandemic Relief Period, there was chaos. That department failed to meet the needs of families dependent upon Unemployment Compensation.

As governor, what specific steps will you take to improve education in Nevada?

As governor, I will work with Democrats, Republicans, Independents, the Teachers Union, Administrators, Parents, Students, Educational Community Activists, Corporate Interests, and others to provide a superior Public School Education for each and every individual child. That transcends my commitment to develop modern school buildings with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, which may be conducive to a safe and productive educational environment.

We have to make certain that students are taught Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. However, we must also provide classes that teach the arts, humanities, civics, business principles, finance, and nutrition. Students must have access to extracurricular and intramural activities, including academics and sports.

I will propose and promote a transparent Education Funding Formula that enables curriculum policies designed to improve the educational experience for all students, parents, teachers, and administrators, irrespective of their individual goals, challenges, or unique special needs.

Under the direction of the current administration, Nevada Schools have begun to distance themselves from ESL, Socially challenged, Attitudinally challenged, at risk students. We will change that. We will do more to enable first generation Nevadans, parents and children, for whom English is a Second Language, to adapt, learn, and speak English in their homes.

Charter schools, and other diabolical innovations have begun to result in the isolation of underperforming students. As Charter schools drain the state’s educational resources the public school children are left behind. I will change that dynamic by limiting the number of Charter schools permitted statewide.

No child should have to pass by a highly accredited, publicly funded, selective enrollment school to start their school day at an underperforming school.

On its face, the concept that Nevada benefits when we allow well-to-do parents to choose which selective enrollment schools to send their children to, is a fiction without merit. Therefore, advocates for selective enrollment schools should be made to demonstrate a compelling reason for the use of public funds to support those schools.

Historically, those schools have been beneficial and accessible, primarily, to students with active parents, who are involved in their education process. Meanwhile, the wards of the state and the children who have no parents have no one to advocate to make certain they have equal educational opportunity. My administration would allow Charter schools to offer “naming rights” to corporate and individual donors. Those funds would replace funds that ordinarily would come from the state’s Education fund. The excess funds from Charter schools would be made available to fulfill the needs of our open enrollment public schools.

I will eradicate the obsolete “one size fits all” educational concept, and replace it with “Educational Intensive Care.”

K-12 Education is critical to Nevada’s workforce, economy and lifestyle. But Nevada’s public education ranks at or near the bottom of national rankings, and only 30 percent of Nevadans hold post-secondary education degrees or certificates.

We will implement policies, practices, and procedures designed to improve our graduation rates and ensure Nevada students have at least an 80% chance of completing their education, Pre-K through 12th grade. We will improve outcomes at the K-12 education level, among our institutions of higher learning, and through the Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation.

I will propose and promote a transparent Education Funding Formula that allows us to fulfill Nevada’s Constitutional requirement that we provide “essential resources for schools.” That funding will enable curriculum policies designed to improve the educational experience for all students, parents, teachers, and administrators, irrespective of their individual goals, challenges, or unique special needs.

Violence in schools has spiked to a troubling level since the Pandemic. The schools are no longer the safe haven they should be. If we don't work together to change this trajectory we will regret it for the rest of our lives.

To improve safety will engage students, parents, teachers, unions, administrators and educational community activists. Working as one, can help protect our most valuable assets.

Although there has to be a "zero tolerance policy" when it comes to violence in our schools, without question, we will ensure that disciplinary policies promote “School to workforce,” not “School to Prison” outcomes.

In fact, we have to be proactive and not reactionary. We just can't throw the baby out with the bath water. We have to engage in granular analysis, as we endeavor to know all we need to know about each individual student.

We will welcome constant feedback from psychologists and mental health experts, as well as civic minded students, who can recognize other students' cries for help, report troubling behavior, and confidentially inform the administration to help interrupt potential violent encounters.

School Boards could enlist the support of Violence Interrupters. Those individuals, supported by the administration, and properly trained in deconfliction, would have the potential to de-escalate trouble situations.

We have to commit to thoughtfully invest whatever resources are required to keep our students and teachers safe. If schools are not safe no one will show up to teach or learn.

We will use efficiency and economy of scale based cost saving initiatives to enable smaller class sizes. More manageable class sizes will help to reduce friction and allow teachers to better serve the needs of all students.

I support the removal of pepper spray from CCSD schools. I would encourage the school district to eliminate all such reactionary practices, and to be more proactive in their approach to gaining the cooperation and compliance of students.

In many ways, Nevada’s economy has recovered from the pandemic. However, the state has seen some of the fastest growing home and rent prices in the country, more than 10,000 former casino workers are still out of work and inflation threatens to undermine the state’s working families. As governor, what would you do to protect the economic interest of Nevada’s families?

I am fully committed to the principle of housing as a basic human right. As Governor, I will make an unprecedented, relentless effort to ensure that we end homelessness. My goal is to make certain that every resident that wants a place to live has a place in which to live.

The State of Nevada does not legislate rent control or otherwise regulate the amount a landlord can increase rent. Since the state is silent on this “matter of local concern,” and Nevada is a “Dillon Rule” state, local municipalities and counties have the authority to legislate rent increases.

I am concerned that year-over-year rent growth is faster than in the several years preceding the pandemic. I certainly do not want this increase to contribute to the creation of more homelessness.

Post Pandemic, strained market conditions have greatly affected the rental market rate. Since January, 2022, average rental rates have increased by nearly 2 percent. The Vacancy index is beginning to increase. Although currently, still below the 6 percent pre-pandemic norm, this bodes well for rental pricing in the short term.

I am a firm believer that the free market should control essential living prices in our state’s economy. The factors of supply and demand should dictate prices. Therefore, I do not support the effort to impose rent control in Nevada.

To help prevent a drastic increase in rental rates, I will take decisive steps to increase our stock of available rental units. We will require builders of new homes and larger rental units to engage in “Linked Development” agreements with not-for-profits engaged in the rehabilitation and renovation of existing rental apartments and other rental housing in Nevada’s more traditional and rural communities. For example, Las Vegas has a plan on the drawing board to develop Desert Pines Golf Course into a housing community. My administration would support that proposal and bring developers and not-for-profits to the table.

This concept of “Linked Development” would include major housing developers, who opt in, to coordinate with their financial institutions, to ensure access to capital and favorable financing terms and rates to their linked, not-for-profit, rental unit developers. Major Developers may also leverage their economy of scales to ensure their suppliers extend the most favorable rates for building supplies, tools, and equipment to their Linked Not-For-Profits.

Additionally, state personnel will work with major housing developers to acquire some level of Naming Rights to support our Tiny Homes Communities initiative and, in other ways, support the establishment and maintenance of those communities.

These programs will help to increase the rental unit stock and thereby help slow the increase of rental rates.

As Governor, I will diversify the Nevada economy using a carefully designed and expertly executed plan and strategy. It will rest upon a strong Nevada Businesses First Public-Private partnership coupled with my "Made In Nevada" initiative.

The state and local governments would offer incentives to facilitate strategic business relationships, and expedite infrastructure improvements, inspections and licenses, as well as help to coordinate logistics. Meanwhile, the companies within Nevada’s predominant industries would make a rock solid commitment to help grow medium sized businesses headquartered here.

The key to Economy Diversification rests on our ability to develop a bedrock industry that, for years to come, will ensure the viability of a myriad of businesses, all of which will remain necessary within the emerging global economy. Technology is that industry. Therefore, I would focus on making Nevada the world center for Technology Development.

In the near future, and beyond, the employment of new and exciting technology will advance exponentially. Thus, having the advantage of first access to the newest, greatest, state-of-the-art technology, well ahead of all others, would put Nevada in a position to achieve greater Nevada business sector diversity.

Utilizing advanced technology, we will grow, develop, and attract businesses that are not primarily casino, mining, or auto manufacturing. To keep those businesses viable we will improve our educational system.

I will undertake Comprehensive tax reform, to stimulate Nevada's economy and foster Full Employment. To mitigate the impact of tangible personal property (TPP) taxes on the value of certain business inventory for emerging Nevada businesses, offer an income tax credit to offset inventory taxes paid; No Inventory taxes until a qualified emerging business makes a profit; Gradually shift from inventory taxes toward revenue sources with broader, more neutral bases.

Under our tax reform initiative, land used for the development of Tiny Homes Communities will qualify as “open-space land” for property tax purposes, if that open space land is adjacent to a business that employs a minimum of 100 workers. If the qualified “open space land” is used for multiple purposes, the primary, most important, use must be Tiny Homes for mixed-income Nevada residents.

No rollback tax will be collected when properties change from agricultural to qualified Tiny Homes communities for residential use.

A taxpayer whose Tiny home qualifies as manufactured will not have the option of installment payments. Early access to tax revenue will help Nevada transition from our debt to fund services revenue and expenditure system to a pay as you go revenue and expenditure system.

We will provide a State of Nevada Motor fuel tax credit to operators of Fleet vehicles - passenger cars, buses and passenger vans - used exclusively to transport qualified Tiny Home residents to and from Nevada factories.

I will establish a "Made in Nevada" initiative and strategically couple it with a Nevada Business First PublicPrivate partnership. Under that umbrella, our state and local governments would provide credits and incentives to casinos, mining companies, and others in predominant industries who commit to purchase goods and services from medium sized Nevada based suppliers. Government will facilitate strategic partnerships, expedite inspection, licenses, and help coordinate B-2B logistics.

The key to diversification of Nevada's economy rests on our ability to develop a bedrock industry that, for years to come, will ensure the viability of a myriad of businesses, all of which will remain necessary within the emerging global economy. Technology is that industry. Therefore, I would focus on making Nevada the world center for Technology Development.

In the near future, and beyond, the employment of new and exciting technology will advance exponentially. Thus, having the advantage of first access to the newest, greatest, state-of-the-art technology, well ahead of all others, would put Nevada in a position to achieve greater Nevada business sector diversity.

Utilizing advanced technology, we can grow, develop, and attract businesses that are not casino, mining, or auto manufacturing related. Yet, to keep those businesses viable, we must keep them stocked with homegrown talent. Thus, without fail, we must improve our educational system.

We must improve outcomes at the K-12 education level, among our institutions of higher learning, and through the Department of Education, Training, and Rehabilitation. We must also improve our graduation rates and do more to enable first generation Nevadans, parents and children, for whom English is a Second Language, to adapt, learn, and speak English in their homes.

Nevada Businesses are either (1) Producers - engaged in Farming, Fishing, Mining or Manufacturing; (2) Distributors - who are Information Reporters, Domestic Transporters, Importers, or Exporters; (3) Vendors - Wholesale, Retail, or Real Estate Sales; or (4) Lenders of Financial, Services, or Property.

Nevada's major industry companies regularly utilize all four pillars of business.

My Made in Nevada / Nevada Business First Public-Private initiative, supported by our major Nevada businesses, would enable our medium sized producers, distributors, vendors, and lenders to grow their operations and increasingly compete in the national and global marketplace. When those emerging Nevada businesses create jobs, Nevada workers will have money to spend, and when they do spend that money the State of Nevada will realize tax revenues.