About Assembly Woman Jill Dickman
As a life-long conservative Republican, I believe in, and will fight for the traditional Republican principles of lower taxes, smaller/less intrusive/limited government and more personal freedom and responsibility for all of us.
My grandparents emigrated from Russia shortly after the Bolshevik revolution. They saw the evils of Communism first-hand and heard about the freedom and opportunity in America. They came here legally, became citizens, learned English and instantly fell in love with their new home.
I was born in Upper Michigan to a family of freedom-loving independent entrepreneurs. Growing up in Michigan, I worked in and became manager and owner in family businesses from a clothing store, to a marina, to a large-scale logging operation. This is where I learned first-hand the destructive effects of taxation and regulation. From my earliest days, my parents and grandparents instilled in me a deep love of my country and the vast opportunities we enjoy. Hard work and self-reliance were the values I was taught to embrace and practice.
My husband, Tom, and I moved to Reno in 1989, bought a home in Sparks in 1994, and started our manufacturing business in Sparks in 1999 through those same values of hard work and self-reliance which I will take with me to Carson City.
I was a conservative activist from young adulthood in Michigan and have been very involved in Republican Party politics in Nevada for 16 years. I serve on the Washoe County Republican Party Central Committee, the Nevada State Republican Party Central Committee, and have for many years. I served as the First Vice Chairman of the Washoe County Republican Party. I've been a Delegate to both the County and State Republican Conventions for the past 16 years. I've volunteered for numerous Lincoln Day Dinners and other fund raising events. I've also volunteered on campaigns for State Assembly, State Senate, State Supreme Court, U.S. Congress and U.S. Senate.
I believe deeply in the importance and responsibility of citizens being active in our political process and our representative form of government.