After a candidate vetting process, your Board has elected to endorse Democratic Candidate Steve Sisolak for Governor. Both Sisolak and Chris Giunchigliani had the opportunity to meet and discuss their platform and vision for the future of Nevada. Giunchigliani is a former educator and Sisolak served for 10 years on the Board of Regents and both are strong candidates. Sisolak emerged as the top candidate due to his proven ability to provide real solutions by building a consensus and getting the job done. Sisolak also committed a willingness to partner with CCEA on executing and implementing education policies that best serve the needs of CCEA members.
Given Nevada politics, CCEA’s Board asked themselves what candidate has the best chance of becoming the next Governor and equally important which candidate can get results in the 2019 Legislative Session? And the answer was clear, Steve Sisolak is the candidate. Furthermore, Sisolak committed as a priority to lobby and then sign a bill for dedicated funding for educators salaries and benefits, which is a critical issue for all educators who have made a commitment to educate the 320,000 students of Clark County.
For these reasons, we are proud to endorse Steve Sisolak for Governor of Nevada.