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Marsy’s Law for Nevada/Question 1 has now earned the endorsement of more than one-hundred fifty Nevada civic leaders, and thousands of citizen supporters. City council members, county commissioners, district attorneys, mayors, police chiefs, sheriffs, chambers of commerce, law enforcement associations and unions, and advocacy groups across our state continue to add their names and unite on behalf of victims in support of this statewide effort. Below is a list those endorsements.
This measure was forged by advocates and civic-minded residents to provide expanded, guaranteed rights to people targeted by criminals. Rights that would help ensure that victims or surviving innocent relatives have the voice, consideration, and information which we believe every victim deserves during the judicial process.
Kelvin Atkinson (D-4), Nicole Cannizzaro (D-6), Mo Denis (D-2), Patricia Farley (NP-8), Aaron Ford (D-11), Heidi Gansert (R-15), Pete Goicoechea (R-19), Don Gustavson (R-14), Scott Hammond (R-18), Joe Hardy (R-12), Ben Kieckhefer (R-16), David Parks (D-7), Julia Ratti (D-13), *Michael Roberson (R-20), James Settelmeyer (R-17), Joyce Woodhouse (D-5).
Teresa Benitez-Thompson (D-27), Chris Brooks (D-10), Leslie Cohen (D-29), Chris Edwards (R-19), John Ellison (R-33), John Hambrick (R-2), Ira Hansen (R-32), Sandra Jauregui (D-41), Amber Joiner (D-24), Al Kramer (R-40), Lisa Krasner (R-26), Jim Marchant (R-37), Richard McArthur (R-4), James Oscarson (R-36), Keith Pickard (R-22), Ellen Spiegel (D-20), Michael Sprinkle (D-30), Tyrone Thompson (D-17), Robin Titus (R-38), Jill Tolles (R-25), Justin Watkins (D-35), Jim Wheeler (R-39), Melissa Woodbury (R-23), Steven Yeager (D-9).
State & Community Leaders
Statewide: Governor Brian Sandoval, United States Senator Dean Heller, United States Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, United States Representative Jacky Rosen, Nevada Lt. Governor Mark Hutchison, Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt Carson City: Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong Churchill County: Churchill County Sheriff Ben Trotter Clark County: Commissioner Susan Brager, Commissioner Larry Brown, Commissioner James Gibson, Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani, Commissioner Marilyn Kirkpatrick, Commissioner Steve Sisolak, District Attorney Steve Wolfson, Sheriff Joe Lombardo, Retired Sheriff Doug Gillespie, Retired Sheriff Bill Young; Boulder City Councilwoman Peggy Leavitt, Councilman Kiernan McManus, Boulder City Police Chief Tim Shea; Henderson Mayor Debra March, Councilman John Marz, Councilwoman Gerri Schroder, Councilman Dan Shaw, Councilman Dan Stewart, Former Mayor Andy Hafen; City of Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman, Councilman Bob Coffin, Councilwoman Michele Fiore, Councilwoman Lois Tarkanian, Retired Las Vegas City Fire Chief David Washington, Las Vegas Paiute Tribe Police Chief Jim Owens; Mesquite Mayor Allan Litman, Councilman David Ballweg, City Councilman Geno Withelder, Mesquite Police Chief Troy Tanner, Mesquite Police Deputy Chief Scott Taylor; **North Las Vegas City Mayor John Lee, Councilman Isaac Barron, Councilman Scott Black, Councilman Richard Cherchio, Councilwoman Pamela Goynes-Brown, North Las Vegas Police Chief Alex Perez, Laughlin Town Board Members James Maniaci - Chair, Kathy Ochs - Vice Chair, Stephanie Bethards, Gina Mackey Douglas County: Douglas County Commissioner Nancy McDermid, Commissioner Barry Penzel, Commissioner Steven Thaier, Commissioner Larry Walsh, Commissioner David E. Nelson, Douglas County Sheriff Ron Pierini Elko County: Elko County Commissioner Delmo Andreozzi, Commissioner Demar Dahl, Commissioner Cliff Eklund, Commissioner Jon Karr, Commissioner Rex Steninger, Elko County District Attorney Tyler Ingram, Elko County Sheriff Jim Pitts; Carlin Police Chief Dennis Fobes; Elko City Mayor Chris Johnson, Councilman Reece Keener, Councilman John Rice, Councilwoman Mandy Simons, Councilman Robert Schmidtlein, Elko Police Chief Ben Reed; West Wendover Mayor Daniel Corona Esmeralda County: Esmeralda County Commissioner De Winsor, Esmeralda County District Attorney Robert Glennen III, Esmeralda County Sheriff Kenneth Elgan Eureka County: Eureka County Sheriff Keith Logan, Eureka County Assessor Michael Mears Humboldt County: Humboldt County Commissioner Mike Bell, Commissioner Marlene Brissenden Commissioner Ron Cerri, Commissioner Jim French, Commissioner Ken Tipton, Humboldt County Sheriff Mike Allen; Winnemucca City Council, Mayor Di An Putnam, Councilman Jim Billingsley, Councilwoman Paige Brooks, Councilwoman Theresa Marity, Councilman Vince Mendiola, Councilman Mike Owens, Winnemucca Police Chief Bill Dalley Lander County: Lander County Commissioner Patsy Waits, Lander County Sheriff Ron Unger Lincoln County: Lincoln County Commissioner Jared Brackenbury, Commissioner Paul Donohue, Commissioner Varlin Higbee, Commissioner Nathan Katschke, Lincoln County Sheriff Kerry Lee; Caliente City Councilman Victor Jones Lyon County: Lyon County Commissioner Bob Hastings, Commissioner Ken Gray, Lyon County District Attorney Stephen Rye, Lyon County Police Commander Rob Hall Mineral County: Mineral County Commissioner Chris Hegg, Commissioner Garth D. Price, Commissioner Jerrie Tipton Nye County: Nye County Commissioner Andrew “Butch” Borasky, Commissioner Donna Cox, Commissioner John Koenig, Commissioner Dan Schinhofen, Commissioner Lorinda Wichman, Nye County District Attorney Angela Bello, Nye County Sheriff Sharon Wehrly Pershing County: Pershing County Commissioner Robert McDougal, Commissioner Larry Rackley, Commissioner Carol Shank, Pershing County District Attorney Bryce Shields; Lovelock City Mayor Michael Giles, Councilman Tom Donaldson, Councilman Dan Murphy, Councilwoman Patricia Rowe Storey County: Fernley Mayor Roy Edgington Jr., Fernley City Councilwoman Susan Seidl Washoe County: Washoe County Commissioner Vaughn Hartung, Commissioner Bob Lucey, Commissioner Kitty Jung, Washoe County District Attorney Chris Hicks, Washoe County Sheriff Chuck Allen; UNR Police Services Vice President & Director Adam Garcia, UNR Police Services Assistant Director Todd Renwick; City of Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve, Councilman David Bobzien, Councilman Oscar Delgado, Councilman Paul McKenzie, City of Reno Police Chief Jason Soto; City of Sparks Councilman Donald Abbott, Councilman Ronald Smith White Pine County: White Pine County Commissioner Shane Bybee, Commissioner Richard Howe, Commissioner Carol McKenzie, Commissioner Gary Perea, Commissioner Steven Stork, White Pine County Sheriff Dan Watts.
First Responder Unions, Advocacy Organizations & Leaders
10,000 Kids, Baby’s Bounty, the Nevada Veteran’s Association, Police Wives of America Nevada Chapter, Alyson McCarthy Philanthropy Executive Director, Kim Schioldan Vice President of Security-Hakkasan Group, American Association of University Women – Las Vegas, Asian Pacific Police Officers Association of Southern Nevada, Asian Chamber of Commerce Southern Nevada, Autism Coalition of Nevada, Battle Mountain Committee Against Domestic Violence, Black Police Officers Association of Southern Nevada, Children’s Advocacy Alliance, College Republicans of Nevada, Crossroads Behavioral Consultation of Elko, The Cupcake Girls, Domestic Violence Resource Center (CAAW), EMG Political Consulting, Family Promise of Las Vegas, Gay and Lesbian Center of Las Vegas, Grant a Gift Autism Foundation Founder Lynda Tache, Hanratty Law Group, Hispanics in Politics Las Vegas, Hispanics in Politics President Fernando Romero, Hookers for Jesus, Junior League of Las Vegas, Laborer's Union Local 872 Las Vegas, Las Vegas Police Managers & Supervisors Association/LVMPD, Las Vegas Police Protective Association, Las Vegas Latin Chamber of Commerce President Peter Guzman, Las Vegas Latin Chamber of Commerce Exec. Director Otto Merida, La Voz Hispana, Log Cabin Republicans, Nevada Coalition to END Domestic and Sexual Violence, Nevada Association of Public Safety Officers, Nevada Federation of Independent Businesses, Nevada League of Cities and Municipalities, Nevada Trucking Association, Nevada Sheriffs’ & Chiefs’ Association, New Hope Foundation International, Police Protective Association/LVMPD, Project Sunshine of Nevada, Republican Men's Club of Northern Nevada, Safe Embrace, S.A.F.E. House Henderson, Safe Nest, Shade Tree Shelter, Soroptimist International of Greater Las Vegas, Southern Nevada Police Athletic League, Tahoe Safe Alliance, Tu Casa Latina, Volunteer Homeland Reserve Unit, Winnemucca Domestic Violence Shelter, St. Judes Children's Ranch, Nevada, Nevada House of Prayer - Henderson Director Gloria Campman, Balm of Gilead Global Ministries Pastor Michael Hatch, Veterans Village Founder Arnold Stalk, Ph.D., Nevada Democratic Veterans and Military Families Caucus, and the Junior League of Reno, Special Sources Magazine, Mothers Against Drunk Drivers Reno, Sexual Assault Support Services/Call Center, Exile Creative Group.
*Original Bill Sponsor
* First City to Endorse
Equal Rights for Nevada Crime Victims