Hello, my name is Brent Jones, and it’s exciting to ask for your vote for Lt. Governor, to stand for the success of our great State of Nevada.
It was a great privilege to serve you in the Nevada Assembly in 2014, working with our colleagues for the proven Republican principles of our party platform of lowering taxes and slashing burdensome and counterproductive regulations that kill businesses and jobs. You and our fellow Nevadans honored us with your trust to lead us all toward a more prosperous and freer Nevada. That honor is precious and deserves your representative’s dedication to act in all our best interests to the best of our abilities. You – have – the right – to expect no less.
Imagine the shock and utter disbelief that rocked me when then-Republican state Senate Majority Leader Michael Roberson, forced a massive new 1.3 billion dollar tax increase, the largest in our state’s history. What a betrayal of your trust, of all Nevadans and Nevada’s small business owners! My only honorable response was to vote a resounding “NO!” to that Commerce Tax — the tax that we the people of Nevada voted against by nearly 80% in that same election!
Speaking as a business owner, of Real Water, Real MMA and the Real Chamber, It is clearly and painfully evident that increased taxes, massive regulations and arbitrary rules jammed onto our businesses only burden them to where taxable income, jobs and even your own future opportunities to get ahead are damaged! President Trump, who I was glad to be the first Nevada legislator to support, proved in this last year, that reducing these onerous handicaps creates jobs, creates opportunities, strengthens our economy and stimulates investments. You deserve to have a good job, a living wage and a chance for you and your children to be the next wave of successful small business people! This is your birthright as Americans!
As our Nevada economy grows, more investments will be attracted here, and that brings more opportunities for you and your children!
President Trump gets it. As a businessman, President Trump understands the day to day challenges of running a business – and what it means to actually create and build a successful business. Under his leadership, with his most substantial tax cut in our history, with cutting nearly 20 regulations for every new regulation, our nation’s economy is booming, creating and restoring good-paying jobs for the first time in a long time. He is validating everything I have stood for all along!
But that’s not all! What’s in our schools today is in our government tomorrow. And if that’s failure, as we’re seeing now in Nevada, try to imagine the cost to us all in the near and distant future! For this reason, we cannot continue to just throw more and more money at a failed school system and expect better results! I have – and will continue to – actively support and push to fund ESAs and any other pro-school choice initiative that gives our children new chances to win in life!
We all want and deserve our honest votes to truly count! That cannot happen when your vote is nullified by an illegal vote! How can we have integrity in our government if we have lost integrity in our voting systems? My opponent pushed through the law that gives illegal aliens state-issued ID. That’s an open invitation to fraud. And how can any honest person insist that fraud should be enabled in our voting? How do we stop it? With genuine ID that proves citizenship! Since that’s required for such simple, everyday things like getting on an airplane, cashing a check, using a credit card, opening a bank account or even just buying cigarettes, why shouldn’t we protect the most precious civil right we have? This is part of my own personal platform.
We cannot expect a successful and growing Nevada economy, honest elections or principled representation unless we choose leaders who hold these things dear. That’s why I’m asking you for your vote as a pro-jobs, pro-business and pro-integrity Lt. Governor. I will devote my energies to work with our governor, Adam Laxalt, and our legislature, to mirror Trump’s national successes right here at home.