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From The Right: Election Day Special with Adam Laxalt (Opinion)


Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt.

By Don Dike-Anukam

In Early June I had a chance to have a short conversation with Nevada State Attorney General Adam Laxalt and candidate for Nevada governor his Get-Out-The-Vote Rally in Reno in early June.

Don: How are you this Morning?
Adam Laxalt: I’m doing great!

Don: How was the event this morning?
Adam: It was a great event, we’re in the middle of a 28-stop for all across the state to try to touch every community that we can, and we are seeing a lot of excitement and enthusiasm for this race and just in general for people ready to be engaged in the general election this year.

Don: So my next question I want to ask is why are you running? Why not stay another four in the attorney general’s office versus, you know, going for the top job?
Adam: Well I’m running because I’m ready to fight for Nevada and the Nevada dream and what I believe has made Nevada the great state that it’s been for many generations, not only for my family but many families all across the state. You know, I’m going to fight to improve our education, I want fight to better our economy, fight to make sure that we’re keeping our communities safe.

Don: If I am a voter who doesn’t know anything about the election, or anything about you whatsoever, why should I vote for you?
Adam: Well, I’m the only person in this governor’s race that’s not a career politician. They’ll discover that whatever opponent I get is going to have decades and decades in this system. I ran for the first time ever for this office, we’ve produced nothing but results. Everything that I pledged in my campaign in 2014 we’ve been able to deliver. So that’s what I would say is, we’re a do’er, and part of the younger generation, and I’m an Iraq veteran and consider myself part of the generation that is deciding now to step up and lead and look forward to leading this great state if I’m elected governor.

Don Dike-Anukam (left) and Adam Laxalt (right).
Don Dike-Anukam (left) and Adam Laxalt (right).

Don: What’s the issue that you feel, if given the opportunity to serve the people of Nevada as governor, that concerns you the most or you want to make your top priority?
Adam: I would say education has to be the top issue today; where we are is unfortunately the bottom and where we are today is unacceptable. I support the reforms that Governor Sandoval has done in the last few terms and I think that they’re beginning to help. So, I want to fight to keep those in place, and make sure that a democratic legislature and a democratic governor cannot roll those back. But we want to enact a number of reforms we think can truly help make our education system take off.

Don: I guess a natural question I have to ask is how confident do feel that on June 12 you’ll be riding the wave to victory?
Adam: I feel very good about this race, just in this particular stop I’m meeting hundreds of voters who say they have voted for you already in the early vote, and so you know we campaigned this state more than anyone in this race of either party and we feel very good about it.

Don: Is there anything I haven’t asked that you want to say to the readers that we haven’t covered about you, your campaign, what you want to do for the great state of Nevada, and any issues we didn’t cover?
Adam: Well the main issue I would ask readers is to look at some of our big successes on the rape kit backlog. We created an elder fraud unit that has been able to do a lot to protect our seniors. We’ve gone after the opioid crisis. We have also created the first ever public-private partnership for a military legal assistance program, something that’s being copied across country now.

If you wish to find out more about Adam Laxalt and his Campaign: https://www.adamlaxalt.com/

Don Dike Anukam
Don Dike Anukam
Don Dike-Anukam is a Reno native attending college in northern Nevada. He has been involved in activist politics for 15 years on and off, and has been involved in multiple campaigns in multiple positions in that time. He also was a college radio political, news, and talk-show host covering a range of stories from hostage standoffs, fires, interviews, and public speeches.