Jill Dickman

An Open Letter to Voters of Assembly District 31

Over 120 years ago, Mark Twain wrote "No man's life, liberty or property are safe while the legislature is in session." His keen observation is as valid today as when he made it so many years ago.

As a business owner, I hold my breath every time the legislature is in session, waiting to see what new taxes, fees, or regulations will be passed and how they are going to impact us.

As a small business owner, I understand the benefits of the free market to all of us. I've managed or owned businesses my entire adult life, and I understand very well that the free market creates jobs, jobs drive the economy, and more jobs equal a stronger, larger middle class.

Small, job-creating businesses are grossly underrepresented in our legislature and that needs to change. This is one of the many reasons I'm running for Assembly in District 31.

With each successive session of the legislature, the Assembly passes hundreds of new laws, increasing taxes, fees and burdensome regulations on the businesses that drive our economy. Have you seen positive results from all of those? I haven’t. We endure more intrusions on our personal liberties, and our state becomes increasingly dependent on the Federal Government.

The 2017 Legislature will bring an insatiable appetite for new taxes and fees, and these cycles need to stop. I will work on your behalf, so all Nevadans can keep more of the money they earn.

Our citizen legislature has been taken over by politicians whose careers come before their constituents. I do not intend to make this my career. I already have one that I love.

I am completely independent and accountable only to you, my constituents. I'm not an insider nor part of the establishment beholden to lobbyists.

As a 27 year Washoe County resident, a 22 year Sparks resident and a 17 year Sparks business owner, I'm deeply concerned about our district, our state, and the people who live here.

I'm concerned about our failing schools, high unemployment and a poor business climate.

We've seen far too many politicians campaign as conservative or even “moderate” democrats and vote the opposite when elected.

My promises to you are:

I pledge to uphold the traditional Republican principles of smaller government, lower taxes and more personal freedom, the principles that made our country great ... life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness without interference or hindrance by government, just as I have in the 78th Legislative Session.

As a common sense conservative woman with experience managing business and family budgets, I will be a responsible steward of your tax dollars.

I will fight any new taxes and fees or any increase of existing taxes and fees.

I'm a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment and will fight to preserve our individual right to keep and bear arms.

I believe that parents and teachers are the best equipped to make decisions regarding the education of our children, so I will fight to keep education dollars in the classroom. I will not settle for the excuses we are getting about our education system. Economic diversification requires a well educated workforce. Competition drives us to be our best so I will continue to support vouchers, charter schools and other forms of parental choice, and will oppose Common Core. I will be your voice for a greater Nevada and I'm asking for your vote in Assembly District 31.

Thank you,

Jill Dickman

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