02 May Mark Robertson
Campaign Contact Phone: 702-375-9989
Please share briefly what inspired you to run for this office and why you feel you’re qualified for the position.
I'm not happy with the direction of the country. I want my children and grandchildren to have the same freedoms and opportunities I had. I can no longer sit back and hope that someone else will do something about it.
With Nevada being a large manufacturer of ‘ghost guns’, or self-assembled firearm kits increasingly being found at violent crime scenes, how should we stop ‘ghost guns’ from being purchased by children and other prohibited persons?
Lock up criminals who use ghost guns or any other gun in the commission of a crime.
What policies would you propose for dealing with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on our state’s economy?
The government should give honest, accurate and complete information about COVID-19, then allow individuals to decide for themselves what precautions are best for themselves, their families and their business.
Our mining laws were written 150 years ago for pick and shovel miners and are out of touch with modern industrial mining. How should we update the 1872 Mining Law to address modern practices?
I do not have expertise in Nevada mining laws to make a comments.
Nevada has historically protected the right to abortion, including protecting the right in statute 30 years ago by a vote of the people. However, there remain barriers to access in the state. Do you support not only the right to abortion but policies that improve equitable access to abortion care?
Comprehensive, age and developmentally appropriate, medically-accurate, inclusive sex education has been proven to improve students’ long-term health outcomes, yet it is not required that students be provided with this information in their sex-ed programs. Do you believe that public school sex-ed programs should be comprehensive, medically accurate, and inclusive?
I believe these issues are best taught by parents.
It is well documented that patients of color face greater obstacles to obtaining sexual and reproductive health care than non-Hispanic white Americans – a pattern that results in worse health outcomes overall for BIPOC patients. Do you not only acknowledge systemic racism’s role in public health disparities but will you pursue policies that seek to rectify the historical harm of systemic racism and advance equitable access to health care?
While I support quality healthcare, I do not accept the premise of systemic racism.
Knowing that the death penalty is exorbitantly expensive, racially discriminatory, and does not promote true healing for victims family members, do you support its abolition?
What will you do to support the initiatives of Nevada’s 27 Tribal Nations and communities, many of which are located in rural areas and lack access to basic needs including full health care, fresh food / clean water and broadband services?
I do not have expertise in these matters to make a comments.
How would you use your office to strengthen the rights of the undocumented population and their access to their legal protections, critical public services, and quality of life?
I am pro-legal immigration. The United States is stronger as we allow people with skills and education, who can immediate contribute to our economy, immigrate to our country. I do support a road map to citizenship for DACA recipients who were brought to the United States as children. They did not knowingly break our laws. I do not support rewarding people who willfully broke our laws by putting them ahead of the millions of others who are legally applying for citizenship.
Would you support policies that provide status protections to immigrant workers who are organizing and exercising their workplace rights?
I support reforms to our temporary worker programs that benefit Americans and protects workers.
What is your position on universal background checks for firearm sales and other policies to address gun violence in this country?
Only people who enter the United States legally have "workplace rights."
According to the Human Rights Campaign, The Every Child Deserves a Family Act (ECDFA) would prohibit any child welfare agency receiving federal financial assistance from discriminating against any potential foster or adoptive family on the basis of religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status. In addition, ECDFA would prevent discrimination against any foster youth because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Do you support the Every Child Deserves a Family Act?
I support enforcing the many guns laws that are already on the books, including background checks. I also support long prison sentences for criminal who use a gun in the commission of a crime.
Do you support the GLOBE Act, which would, according to the Human Rights Campaign, build a framework into U.S. diplomacy to protect LGBTQ+ human rights worldwide. The bill would make preventing and responding to discrimination and violence against the LGBTQ+ community a foreign policy priority and permanently create a Special Envoy within the State Department to advise the Secretary of State on LGBTQ+ human rights issues. In addition to the permanent Special Envoy at the State Department, the GLOBE Act would establish an interagency group within the U.S. government tasked with responding to attacks on LGBTQ+ outside the United States, ensuring that the United States acts as a leader in defending LGBTQ+ equality worldwide.
I do not have the expertise in these matters to make a comments.
Rep. Lee’s rewritten bill (formerly H.R. 1305) addresses the serious problem of discrimination in the use of criminal and civil laws against people who test positive for HIV. It would create incentives and support for states to reform their existing policies that use the criminal law to target people living with HIV for felony charges and severe punishment for behavior that is otherwise legal (such as consensual sex between adults) or that poses no measurable risk of HIV transmission. Thankfully, we modernized our HIV criminal laws in Nevada, do you support this effort at the federal level?
One Out of seven people in Clark County are food insecure. What policies would you propose to ensure people are not residing in food deserts and have access to healthy food and water sources?
I support States' right to make these determinations for themselves. I support the Constitution of the United States which created a very limited Federal government. Most laws and rights should be exercised at the State and local level or by "We, the people."