SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE
Assembly District 25 candidate Orrin Johnson announced Monday that he will be joining Washoe County Commissioner Bonnie Weber and Nevada Assemblywoman Debbie Smith in their challenge for every candidate to donate $50 each month of the campaign to the Sun Valley Food Pantry. Johnson’s campaign will be delivering a check for $100 and 100 cans of food to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada Monday at 5:30 pm.
“I’m honored to be the first to add my name to Bonnie Weber and Debbie Smith’s challenge to help feed the residents of Sun Valley,” Johnson said. “My campaign will be donating $50 each month, and I will match that with a $50 donation of my own to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada to be used in Sun Valley. I hope that every candidate running for office in the state of Nevada will join this incredibly important effort.”
Johnson understands the need in our community and around the country. Running away from home as a teen to escape domestic violence and then growing up in a trailer park, he saw firsthand the power of private individuals willing to extend a helping hand. Since moving to Reno, Johnson has made numerous contributions to local charities. Two months ago, he shaved his head for children’s cancer research, raising over $1,300.
“I have instructed my campaign to help Bonnie and Debbie reach out to the other candidates,” said Johnson. “I personally challenge the candidates running for Assembly District 25 to join us and show their support for fellow Nevadans during these very difficult times. Politics aside, this is a noble cause that I would be supporting even if I were not running for office.”