28 Apr Samantha Elliott
Ely City Council Seat 3
Campaign Contact Phone: 7758308482
Please share briefly what inspired you to run for this office and why you feel you’re qualified for the position.
I was inspired to run for office because I feel now is the time to step up for my community and make everlasting changes that embrace our historic community. I’m qualified for this position as I have knowledge in many areas such as event planning, communication and budgeting.
How would you improve the City’s resources and assistance for people experiencing homelessness?
If elected to this position, how would you help better allocate the city budget to help improve the city school system?
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?
The city council plays a huge role in rising housing costs and rents because there is simply not enough housing. Supply and demand is very much at play and the city must make strides to increase apartments and housing to keep up.
Describe your views on supporting electric city vehicles and working towards reducing the city’s carbon footprint whenever possible?
I support electric vehicles. This would be the consumers choice to drive them, just as it would be for someone to drive a gasoline powered vehicle. I do believe we should accommodate those and provide charging stations and incentivize those who make the choice to cut their carbon footprint.
What policies do you see as valuable to address inequality and to increase social mobility for residents?
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?
Workforce development is an essential need for our rural towns. It is important to make sure that all people are represented when it comes to community growth. Forging relationships with various companies and entities in town are necessary to build trust and get honest feedback.
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?
I would like to work on the housing crisis. Bring more opportunities for development into White Pine County and ensure residents have affordable housing. I am also passionate about childcare and ensuring parents have a safe, reliable place to send their children.
If elected, how do you plan to address climate inequity in the city of Las Vegas amid rising temperatures?