Keystone Announced Primary Election Endorsements

With Primary Election ballots having been received throughout the State of Nevada, we wanted to let you know of our endorsements for the June 9th election.  Not all of our endorsed candidates listed below are facing a primary opponent.  Those listed below who don’t have a primary opponent have already earned our endorsement for the 2020 General Election.   

Hopefully by now, you have heard that Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske ordered that the 2020 Primary Election be conducted as a mail-in only election.  That means all registered voters – unfortunately, even inactive voters – have been mailed ballots with postage-paid return envelopes.  

Your ballot must be filled out, placed in those envelopes, and mailed back to the Registrar of Voters, postmarked by Tuesday, June 9th.  NOTE: You must also sign the return envelope for your vote to be counted.  

As is our custom, Keystone’s Board of Directors creates an interviewing committee to invite and interview candidates for state assembly and state senate in key legislative districts.  After those interviews are conducted, the committee makes recommendations to the Board of Directors, and the Board votes to make the ultimate decision on endorsements.  This list of primary endorsements is a product of that process.

Nevada State Senate:

  • Carrie Buck for Senate District 5 – which is an open seat due to Democrat Senator Joyce Woodhouse being termed out.
  • April Becker for Senate District 6 against first-term Democrat Senate Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro.
  • Senator Heidi Gansert for Senate District 15 – where she seeks a 2nd term to the State Senate.
  • Senator Scott Hammond for Senate District 18 – where he seeks a 3rd and final term to the State Senate.
  • Senator Pete Goicoechea for Senate Distrcit 19 – where he seeks a 3rd and final term in the State Senate. 

Nevada State Assembly:

  • Dr. Steven DeLisle for Assembly District 29 against two-term Democrat Assemblywoman Lesley Cohen. 
  • Andy Matthews for Assembly District 37 against first-term Democrat Assemblywoman Shea Backus.

Keystone will be announcing further endorsements for the 2020 General Election after the Primary Election on June 9th.  We have also provided political contributions to some of the individual candidates listed above, and we plan on making additional contributions in the weeks and months ahead.  

We also encourage you, our members and other interested parties that support Keystone’s mission, to do your part and help support these endorsed candidates so we can provide some balance in Carson City. 




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“Our state’s public servants, after all, are entitled to a clear understanding of the costs and benefits of union membership — particularly given the economic uncertainty which lies in the months and years ahead, as union dues take hundreds from workers’ paychecks each year.”

Daniel Honchariw
Nevada Policy Research Institute

Sisolak should rectify Nevada's unconstitutional government union-dues scheme

Daniel Honchariw
Nevada Policy Research Institute
Reno Gazette-Journal

May 28, 2020

As the state begins its monthslong process of resuming normal activities, Nevadans continue to struggle with the financial impact of a shuttered economy.

Accordingly, Governor Sisolak should take immediate action to ease the financial strain on thousands of the state’s public employees by temporarily suspending union dues — especially because the way unions are currently collecting such dues is unconstitutional and a violation of workers’ First Amendment rights.

A suspension of public-sector union dues would keep millions in the wallets of Nevada’s local-government workers and boost the state’s economy — without costing taxpayers a dime — precisely when Nevadans need it most.


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Keystone's Mission:

To recruit, support and advocate for candidates for public office who support private sector job creation, low taxation, a responsible regulatory environment, and effective delivery of essential state services.

Keystone's Mission:

• To focus on candidate support on state legislative races and the governor's office.
• To oppose any form of corporate income taxes or other business taxes that discourage capital investment and therefore job creation.
• Support limiting Nevada state government spending to the rate of population growth.

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