LAS VEGAS — On Tuesday, March 13,, Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt officially filed for Governor of Nevada. Joined by his wife and three children, Laxalt pledged to continue promoting his bold, optimistic vision for Nevada’s future, which is attracting strong grassroots support all across the state.
“I continue to be inspired by, and grateful for, the thousands of Nevadans who are joining me in this grassroots campaign,” said Laxalt. “Today marks another important step on our journey to write Nevada’s next chapter — the greatest chapter yet in our state’s rich history.”
With three months to go before Nevada’s June 12 primary elections, the numbers show the Laxalt campaign building strong grassroots momentum throughout the Silver State:
- Nearly 3,000 Nevadans from across the state have already signed up to volunteer for the campaign.
- Two hundred supporters joined Laxalt at his campaign office opening in Las Vegas in February.
- The campaign recently reported having more small-dollar donors than any candidate — Republican or Democrat — running for Governor, comprised of donors from every county in Nevada.
- The campaign has recruited statewide campaign chairs, county chairs, and precinct chairs, in addition to earning the endorsement of 16 out of 17 elected county sheriffs.
- More than 200 veterans have joined Laxalt’s Veterans Coalition, more than 100 teachers have joined his Teachers Coalition, and more than 100 women have signed up for the campaign’s Women’s Coalition.
“I’ve spent a lot of time during this campaign talking with citizens all across Nevada, and listening to their concerns about the challenges our state faces,” Laxalt said. “What they’re telling me is that they understand that we must set the right priorities for our state — policies that will lead to better schools, a robust economy, and greater safety in our local communities. That’s what I’ve been emphasizing in this campaign, and I’m extremely grateful for the passionate support our effort continues to attract.”
Laxalt, a Republican, was sworn into office on January 5, 2015, making him Nevada’s 33rd Attorney General. A father, husband, and fourth-generation native Nevadan, Laxalt is also a former Navy Lieutenant who served as a Judge Advocate General, and volunteered to serve in a combat zone in Iraq, where he and his unit helped detain and prosecute thousands of war criminals and terrorists. As Attorney General, Laxalt has taken a bold, results-driven approach to serving the people of Nevada, pursuing justice for victims, protecting the state’s most vulnerable citizens, and increasing services for members of the military community.