President: Barack Obama. He is smart, he has plans to help the middle class. He will tax the rich instead of giving them tax breaks. He will get us out of Iraq where we are wasting $10 billion a month. His vice president is highly experienced and comes from a working class family as does Obama. McCain has helped cause our current fiscal crisis through his support of deregulation and support of Bush’s war. He is more of the same. He actually still believes in the “trickle down” theory of economics even though it has failed miserably over the past eight years. His choice for vice resident shows his poor judgment. Obama is the one.
Congress: Jill Derby. The incumbent Dean Heller has voted 98 percent of the time with Bush. He is part of the problem not the solution. He says we don’t need another liberal in congress. Actually, we don’t need Bush supporters in Congress. Derby won’t continue the disastrous polices that are plaguing the country.
County Commissioner District 4: Gary Schmidt. He has good ideas that need to be put into practice.
State Assembly District 32: Anyone but Gustavson. He supports Gov. Gibbons and his handling of State finances, need I say more?
Supreme Court Justice Seat D: Deborah Schumacher. She has the experience and the demeanor to be a Supreme Court Justice.
District Court Judge Dept. 9: Robert Perry. Perry’s opponent has tried a mudslinging campaign that is pathetic. Perry has done a good job and should be allowed to continue.
Sparks City Attorney: Neil Grad. If Chet Adams were in private practice and did the things he has done he would have been fired long ago. He had his chance, now let Neil Grad try and fix all of Adams’ past problems.
State Board of Education: Anyone but Pullman. Yes, Pullman has been on the Board of Trustees of the Washoe County School District for eight years but she has done a lousy job. Class size has grown, our schools are in dire need of repair, she gives education money away to other charities and she uses outside attorneys as if they were her own personal counsel. Keep her out of education.
WCSD-1: Yes, our schools need the money to fix the buildings.
WCSD #3: Yes, we need our planning to match our limited resources.
WC-6: Yes, our schools need the money and so do our children.
I have not weighed in on all the issues but that doesn’t mean they are not important. The most important thing is for every eligible voter to go and vote. If you don’t vote, you are letting others make decisions for you. Stand up and be counted. It’s what makes America great.
Jeff Blanck is an attorney in private practice in Reno. He can be reached at email@example.com.