28 Apr Joe Crim Jr
Joe Crim Jr
Pershing County Commissioner Seat C
Campaign Contact Phone: 775-770-0930
Website: Not Available yet
Please share briefly what inspired you to run for this office and why you feel you’re qualified for the position.
I am a resident of Pershing County and I have a vested interest in the future of the place I live.
As more Nevadans are facing homelessness during the Covid-19 pandemic how do you plan on dealing with homelessness in your county?
We don't really have a homeless problem in our County, but we have programs to help assist with people in need.
The Registrar of Voters/County Clerk reports to the County Commissioners. With the rise of misinformation regarding the integrity/security of our elections and threatened acts of violence towards our election officials, what would you do to combat the misinformation and how would you provide support to the Election Department?
I would help the County Clerk spread the correct information through social media and the local newspaper
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?
I would support the rights of a woman to make the right decision based on her and her unborn child's health.
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?
I support a person's right to healthcare that's not based on sex, race or religion.
There is a need for transgender specific and inclusive shelters and housing options that are coordinated and supported by Continuums of Care (CoCs). What can you do to ensure people who identify as transgender, who experience homelessness and who are precariously housed at higher rates than any other population, have dedicated homelessness and housing services to address their urgent needs?
I would support this in the communities that can fund them without undue stress on their budgets.
LGBTQ+ youth are disproportionately represented and undercounted and under supported in child welfare and juvenile justice. Do you support the implementation of LGBTQ+ specific policies and procedures that enforce the need for comprehensive data collection, tailored family reunification services, improved policies and procedures and a transparent and easy to access grievance process for LGBTQ+ youth?
We have seen rental rates increasing at a very alarming rate, in some instances upwards of 30%. How do you see the County Commission taking action to keep Nevadans in their homes and not being priced out?
We could work with the owners to make them aware of the local needs and the needs of the citizens.
Nevada has one of the largest shares of federal public land of any state in the country, providing important wildlife habitat, places to hunt, camp, fish and hike, and acting as the foundation of a billion dollar outdoor industry. Even so, some lawmakers have promoted policies that seek wholesale transfer of federal ownership of our national lands to states. A) Would you support or oppose these land transfer policies? B) Would should the State of Nevada’s role be in the management and ownership of federal land?
I do not support Public Land Transfers. I believe the public should be able to access all Federal lands for recreation and sport.
State investments in conservation provide resources for a wide range of public benefit, like the management of wildlife and state land, and the creation and maintenance of trails and other recreational facilities. In 2019, the Legislature approved $217 million of bonding authority for conservation purposes, including for the acquisition of land for new state parks. A) Do you support or oppose state investment in conservation? B) Has Nevada’s investment in land conservation been too little, too much, or about right, and how would you change it?
I fully believe in land acquisitions for State Parks and recreation. I wouldn't change the way the State has handled these investments.
How will the county ensure that low-income communities of color and impacted communities are centered when writing county climate plans?
I am not sure at this time.
How will the county address decades of environmental injustices that have placed low-income communities of color in the most polluted and hottest neighborhoods?
I don't believe we have this problem at this time.
Will you practice a just transition approach to Nevada’s clean energy & sustainability plans while holding accountable those who must consult and collaborate with Nevada’s Tribal Nations on decisions which may negatively impact their indigenous lifeways?
I feel all affected parties should be at the table to discuss the potential impacts of all clean energy plans.
What is your knowledge of the unique needs facing the “urban Native American” diaspora residing in southern Nevada?
I don't have any knowledge at this time.
What is your stance on transitioning to all paper ballot elections? And the hand count of paper ballots?What is your knowledge of the unique needs facing the “urban Native American” diaspora residing in southern Nevada?
I feel paper ballots should only be used for outlying areas using the mail in system only.
How will you resist official or unofficial, public or private pressure to alter, manipulate, or baselessly reject the results of an election?
I support fair and equitable elections.
How will you resist and counteract official or unofficial, public or private disinformation concerning the results of an election?
I trust that my County Clerk will disseminate fair and accurate election results.