25 Apr Brandon Davis
Campaign Contact Phone: 7026369120
Please share briefly what inspired you to run for this office and why you feel you’re qualified for the position.
When I moved to Nevada in 2012, the Battleborn spirit of this state, its low taxes, business friendly economy, and live-and-let-live “Nevada-tude” spoke to me. I was home. Unfortunately, our state has lost much of that alluring spirit. That’s why I’m committed to guiding Nevada on a new path forward.
I'm qualified because I've run companies, have sat on executive boards, held chair positions in organizations, and know what it takes to lead. More than that, I know what problems our state faces and have viable solutions to offer.
What policies would you propose for dealing with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on our state’s economy?
Immediately end current Emergency Declaration and all state mandates established since 2020. Furthermore, I’ll work to pass legislation that puts time limits on any future emergency declarations implemented by the Governor.
Furthermore, I'll allow our economy to grow by making it easier for businesses to operate. A free market economy with as little red tape and government interference as possible is the pathway to economic growth. If we are to expand beyond tourism, gaming, and mining in a meaningful way to diversify our portfolio of industries…it will require innovation and reduced government interference.
With rent prices having increased over the last year, what do you think should be done to make rent affordable for more Nevadans?
Address current zoning laws that make it difficult for more accessible housing to be built. More opportunity and more availability creates more competition in the marketplace. We have too little competition, which increases rents.
With Nevada’s growing population, what policies and mitigation measures would you propose to protect water?
I’d continue community awareness on conservation, recycling, and other non-policy led measures. But the problem here is the percentage of water allocated to Nevada from the Colorado River, as well as the absurd consumption in California. Almond farms for exhibit A.
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 support choice in all things, including abortion and bodily autonomy. The government should have no say in any of it.
The state of Nevada is facing an unprecedented shortage of health care providers – a problem that impacts every area of medicine, including the provision of sexual and reproductive care. Do you support removing the physician-only requirement and allowing advanced practice clinicians (APCs) to provide this vital care to patients with training and certification?
I support making healthcare easier and more accessible, including removing monopolistic barriers for new hospitals and clinics to open. Matter of fact, I support removing government barriers to most things. Most shortages are created because the government picks winners and losers.
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?
First, I don’t believe the government should be dictating when and where our youth should be exposed to sex education. That being said, I think there’s ages that should be considered when having those conversations with our youth. I’m a product of public schools and remember taking sex ed in middle school. I never recalled there being opinion, bias, or motive in these teachings and I believe it should be maintained that way. Teach the biological facts and what’s in the body, and that’s it.
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?
Disparities exist because of government restrictions, programs, and boundaries to open markets and exclusivity. If any woman was able to walk into any pharmacy and get reproductive health care without government “approval”, we wouldn’t see issues with these obstacles.
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 and do you think ending the death penalty is a crucial part of criminal justice reform?
I don’t support the death penalty, period.
True Colors United, a national organization that implements innovative solutions to youth homelessness that focus on the unique experiences of LGBTQ+ young people continues to rate Nevada as critically low, for its State Index on Youth Homelessness (in collaboration with the National Homelessness Law Center) that ranks and scores laws and policies related to preventing and addressing youth homelessness in the United States. What is your office’s plan to help fund and provide oversight regulations to youth homelessness services now that there is an abundance of housing dollars to address affordable housing and other housing needs?
Well first, government funding and government oversight is never the answer. Government doesn’t end homelessness, even for youth. Look where we’re at currently… The key to get the homeless into homes is by removing government barriers and zoning laws, allowing more homes to be built. Work with community organizations to empower these young people to rise and not be slaves to the welfare system. We are perpetuating a broken system, and your question falls in line with just that.
What is your commitment to housing as a basic human right? Do you support the implementation of rent control policies as part of this commitment? Yes or no, and why?
Life, liberty, and the pursuit of justice are rights. Housing is not a human right. Rent control is a collectivist mantra and is the antithesis of free markets. The way to create more options in housing, is to remove government regulations, zoning laws, and other red tape to more development of housing options. There are many ways of innovating the way we think about housing that don’t include decimating the rights of property owners through government control.
What do you plan to do to protect and help workers in Nevada from continued significant job loss projected in the next 10 years due to automation?
Open and free markets. Technology breeds innovation. Government has never shown to be an aggregator of job creation without tax breaks and abatements. Workers will find jobs where they’re needed if the market provides opportunities to do so. Remove the red tape, restrictions, and hinderances to innovation and business and Nevadans will thrive.
Would you support removing pepper spray from our schools given that CCSD has been unable to verify the ingredients used in the pepper spray currently being used on students in CCSD?
This question is kind of ridiculous, honestly. We have an egregiously large school district in Clark County that is mismanaged and out of control. It provides one of the worst outcomes in the country. And you are questioning “pepper spray”?? How about we break CCSD into several districts and reduce class sizes to give kids a better experience. Oh, and also get rid of the CCSD Police Department all together?
Following the distribution of COVID-19 test kits, what are the policies you will implement that will ensure the recovery of Nevada’s community and economy after the pandemic?
Let businesses operate without government mandates, closures, and restrictions. When businesses are able to operate freely, our economy thrives.
Filipinos and Filipino Americans make up just 4% of registered nurses in the U.S., but account for nearly a third of all COVID-related deaths among registered nurses. What is your plan to help support our burdened healthcare system and support healthcare workers?
Our burdened healthcare system is a result of monopolies and government picking winners and losers. Ask yourself why there aren’t more hospitals. Our hospital beds were hovering around 80% full prior to the pandemic. Why? Because of the control our existing system has on what exists, and what can be created. It doesn't matter what demographic our registered nurses are, they are all overwhelmed by a system that hinders opportunity and innovation. Allow more competition in the marketplace and people will be better off for it.