Political meet and greet

Political meet and greet

Political meet and greet

On Nov. 1, Adam Laxalt (Rep.) announced he would run for Governor of Nevada in the coming election. After his announcement, Laxalt kicked off a statewide tour to visit all 17 counties within the state.

Laxalt arrived in Lander County on Nov. 2, where he met with residents in Battle Mountain at the Owl Club Restaurant.

“I support Laxalt for his strength of character, his integrity and he has done a fabulous job as Attorney General.” explained former Attorney General Robert “Bob” List, “He is a guy who loves the state and cares about rural Nevada.”

Laxalt was sworn into office on Jan. 5, 2015, making him Nevada’s 33rd Attorney General. He is a fourth-generation Nevadan and a veteran of the United States Navy.

“I want to help Nevada write its next chapter and make it the most successful state it can be.” Laxalt said, “I bring my experiences as Attorney General and use my leadership experiences from my Navy service in Iraq.”

Lander County residents voiced their concerns and ideas to improve rural Nevada to Laxalt as he made his way through the crowd. “People here care about jobs and economic development. I have a great group together and we’re working on a plan to help rural Nevada grow again. We have a great record to run on, I am not a career politician and got into this because I want to help make a difference.” Laxalt said.

Laxalt, who is the grandson of former Nevada Senator Paul Laxalt, looks to follow in his footsteps and become a Governor in the state. Until Laxalt became the Attorney General, he was a virtual unknown in the political world.

Laxalt said his is the only campaign that is starting this early. Laxalt met with residents in Las Vegas and Reno on the first day of his tour before continuing down Interstate 80, with stops in Lovelock, Winnemucca, Battle Mountain and Elko on day two of the trip. The Laxalt tour will end on November 7, with his last stop in Pahrump to talk with residents in Nye County.