Take one look at the Strip and you can tell Las Vegas is a town defined by folks willing to think big. Being the only candidate for Nevada Assembly District 4 born and raised in Las Vegas, Tony T. Smith understands this better than most. However, his opponent in the Democratic primary has shown an unwillingness to follow the Vegas tradition of boldly meeting challenges, which became additionally concerning after his opponent was caught fudging the numbers about the length of her Nevada residency.
A few months ago Tony's campaign posted about the need to explore the role a Universal Basic Income will play in the face of increasing automation, just as other States have done (2/3 of current jobs in Vegas are expected to be lost due to automation by 2035). Tony's Democratic primary opponent's response to that post below is troubling. Tony's opponent only recently moved to Las Vegas and may be unfamiliar with our city's tradition of thinking big. Regardless, the people of Nevada Assembly District 4 deserve a representative willing to continue the proud Las Vegas tradition of being bold in the face of challenges.
In another even more concerning example of Tony's opponent displaying a lack of desire to propose bold progressive ideas to meet the challenges of this century, she told the LVRJ that she would simply defer to other legislators on the important issues facing our community rather than exercising independent judgment on behalf of the people of Nevada Assembly District 4.
Remember to vote in the Democratic Party primary to support a real voice for change on 6/12/18 (early voting runs from 5/26/18 - 6/08/18).