Educational Choice Supporters Victorious in Nevada Elections

The American Federation for Children, the nation’s voice for educational choice, congratulates the candidates who support educational choice on their successes last night in the Nevada general election. The election results are in line with the latest public opinion poll that demonstrates a strong majority of Nevada voters support educational choice.

Statement from Valeria Gurr, Nevada State Director for the American Federation for Children:

“Last night’s results are significant for a state where education reform is so desperately needed. All Nevada families will benefit from policymakers who will fight for educational options. Yesterday’s election results demonstrate that voters want candidates who share their vision of providing Nevada families with access to a quality education that best serves their children, regardless of the delivery system. The American Federation for Children looks forward to working with all lawmakers who share the common goal of putting children above politics. We congratulate last night’s winners and look forward to working with them in Carson City in 2019 to ensure all Nevada families have access to a quality education that best meets their child’s unique needs, regardless of income or zip code.”

Nevada Federation for Children PAC Election Highlights

  • SD 20 – Keith Pickard (R) – Open seat – WIN
  • AD 8 – Jason Frierson (D) – Incumbent – WIN
  • AD 22 – Melissa Hardy (R) – Open seat – WIN
  • AD 25 – Jill Tolles (R) – Incumbent – WIN
  • AD 29 – Lesley Cohen (D) – Incumbent – WIN
  • AD 41 – Sandra Jauregui (D) – Incumbent – WIN
  • State Treasurer – Zach Conine (D) – WIN

Details:

AFC’s in-state committee, the Nevada Federation for Children PAC (NFC PAC), supported the following candidates who won their respective elections last night. All NFC PAC-supported candidates support the Nevada Education Choice Opportunity Scholarship Program.

In the State Senate, NFC PAC supported Keith Pickard (R) in District 20, a strong supporter of educational choice who actively engaged with many families in his district throughout the campaign to discuss the need for increased education options.

In the State Assembly races, incumbent Democrats Jason Frierson (AD 8),Lesley Cohen (AD 29) and Sandra Jauregui (AD 41) won their re-election bids by 60.35%, 51.39% and 54.45%, respectively. NFC PAC also supported Republican incumbent Jill Tolles (AD 25) who continues to fight tirelessly to bring more educational options to Nevada children. Tolles won with 59.01% of the vote.

Finally, NFC PAC supported education choice advocates Republican Melissa Hardy (R) who earned 54.37% of the vote in Assembly District 22 and Zach Conine (D) who won the race for State Treasurer with 47.59% of the vote.