28 Apr Carrie Cox
Henderson Ward 3
Campaign Contact Phone: 702-306-3302
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Please share briefly what inspired you to run for this office and why you feel you’re qualified for the position.
I feel strongly that it is my time to serve in this capacity so I may have a larger voice to help all Henderson residents. Families and individuals are hurting and it is time for fresh ideas. It is time to have someone that is of the people and for the people and will empower our residents. I have a resident-first vision and will help residents have a true voice.
How would you improve the City’s resources and assistance for people experiencing homelessness?
It is important to look at expanding our resources. We do not have a homeless shelter or enough resources in place to get people off the streets in Henderson. I am on the Clark County Community Development Advisory Committee, and among other things, we fund for rapid rehousing and shelters to help the homeless. I spend time out with the homeless talking with them and providing for some of their needs. Our city must do more in this area.
If elected to this position, how would you help better allocate the city budget to help improve the city school system?
Because Henderson does not have its own school system and we are part of Clark County School District we have to find a way to improve the school system. I feel there needs to be more accountability and that all schools need to have the resources necessary to provide an exceptional education.
Do you support the implementation of a Human Rights Commission to address, study, and mediate possible and actual discrimination in your jurisdiction?
What role do you see the city council playing in addressing rising housing costs and rising rent?
It is the American dream to own a home and it is becoming out of reach for many. Homeownership remains the best way to build generational wealth. I would like to work on incentives and establishing some new programs for residents, and expand the rental assistance to help get residents back on their feet. I support establishing new programs to make home ownership attainable. We need more single family homes in Henderson.
Describe your views on supporting electric city vehicles and working towards reducing the city’s carbon footprint whenever possible?
I would like to look into this. There are pros and cons with electric cars. They are difficult to get right now and I am not sure what the current budget is for vehicle purchases. I would like to reduce our carbon footprint though.
What policies do you see as valuable to address inequality and to increase social mobility for residents?
Invest in early childhood education and school quality. Encourage fair and inclusive communities.
Describe your relationship with unions or other labor organizations and how you, if elected, would work to ensure working people have a seat at the table in economic or workforce development projects?
I have a good relationships with the unions and labor organizations I have met with. I think giving people a seat at the table means voting in a competent representative that is willing to listen and advocate for residents. I am that person.
What do you see as the most important initiative that you would like to see implemented in the community if you were elected to this position?
The most important initiative is residents first. With a larger voice I can make a difference by helping lift others up. My goal is help direct more resources to families by educating residents and working with businesses. Encouraging them to have worker friendly retirement plans that automatically enroll their employees in plans that include a match component like the post office has. It is important to me to get the homeless off the streets and into a stable living situations, addressing the mental health component effectively.
If elected, how do you plan to address climate inequity in the city of Las Vegas amid rising temperatures?
I live in Henderson and am running for Henderson CIty Council. I feel that we must sit down and find a way to have true equality. Equal does not mean equitable and it will take us coming together for one goal to get the job done.