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Brett Kandt announces campaign for Reno city attorney



kandthires-284x300-6650843-7855844Brett Kandt announced today that he will run for Reno city attorney.

Kandt will bring more than 20 years of legal experience and currently serves as special deputy to the Nevada attorney general, where he provides leadership as a senior policy advisor on a number of issues facing Nevadans. His responsibilities include serving as executive director of the Nevada Prosecution Advisory Council, where he focuses on improving the enforcement of Nevada law for the protection of the public. Kandt has successfully fought for the enactment of laws combating methamphetamine production, child pornography, domestic violence, high tech crime, consumer fraud and sex trafficking.

“The residents of Reno deserve a city attorney who will protect our families and our tax dollars,” said Kandt. “At a time when our city needs to safeguard every dollar, I will ensure taxpayer money is properly accounted for and spent in a lawful, sensible and sustainable manner. I will ensure all actions taken by the city are legal and do not expose taxpayers to unnecessary risk. I will not allow taxpayers to suffer the consequences for those who do not fulfill their contractual or financial obligations to the city.”

Kandt has served on several local boards and task forces, including five years on the city of Reno Financial Advisory Board. He also served on the Fairness in Reno Sparks Taxes (FIRST) Blue Ribbon Task Force, which studied the tax distribution structure among local governments to identify which services are genuinely “regional” and should be supported evenly across all jurisdictions. Most recently, he chaired the Reno Service Priorities Task Force, which advised the Reno City Council on service prioritization, financial strategies and community needs in response to the economic downturn.

Kandt and his wife, Jennifer, have a son, Kyle, 9. Kandt’s involvement in the community has included coaching youth soccer and basketball, volunteering his time to provide pro bono legal services to those who cannot afford them, and serving on the boards of several local non-profit organizations. His family belongs to St. Luke’s Lutheran Church.

Learn more about Brett Kandt at www.BrettKandt.com.

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