The first week of November, Nevada voters will decide on who will be our next governor.
Clark County Commissioner and Democrat Steve Sisolak is facing off with Attorney General and Republican Adam Laxalt.
Sisolak joined KNPR’s State of Nevada to talk about some of the issues facing the state.
Why do you want to be governor?
“I’ve been very fortunate in the state of Nevada. This is my home. I know Nevada values. I have been here for over 40 years. And I think there are some things we can bring to Carson City to improve the state from north to south and the rurals. I want to focus on those issues and I think I can make a positive contribution.”
What makes you think you could do the job? What are your qualifications?
“I came out of the private sector. I put myself through college. I’m a single dad had two daughters… learned what it’s like to raise a family and they graduated from Durango High School so I’m familiar with the education system. I’ve had small businesses. I spent 10 years on the Board of Regents and now 10 years on the Clark County Commission and six of them as chair. I know the issues that the county and local jurisdictions face in how we interact with the state. The biggest skill I feel I’ve learned is consensus building and problem solving. You know we find a way to get to ‘yes.’”
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Sisolak said he doesn’t believe compromise is a bad word. He believes in working with all sides to solve a problem.
Before we get into some more of the issues, I want to talk about something that has come up in advertisements by the Laxalt campaign targeting you. You