Tony T. Smith's opponent in the Democratic primary race for Assembly District 4 was caught fudging the numbers about the length of her residency in Nevada. Tony's opponent listed the length of her Nevada residency as 3 years on her official disclosure form filed with the Nevada Secretary of State and signed under oath. But in her profile for the widely circulated Las Vegas Review Journal's candidate guide she listed the length of her Nevada residency as 5 years.
The length of Tony's opponent's ties to Nevada have been an issue throughout the race, and it appears his opponent has decided to misrepresent the length of her Nevada residency rather than addressing how the issue will impact her potential viability in the general election against the most extreme Republican member of the Nevada Assembly.
Meanwhile, Tony T. Smith was born and raised in Las Vegas. He attended schools in our community, worked retail and as a DMV technician, volunteered with local nonprofits, and has provided pro bono legal services to help abused children and survivors of domestic violence since being admitted to the State Bar of Nevada in 2010.
"The reason I got into the race for Assembly District 4 is because the current out-of-touch Republican Assemblyman wasn't representing the people of the district," said Tony T. Smith. "Democrats need a candidate well-positioned to unseat the current Assemblyman, which is why I have questioned how my opponent's short ties to Las Vegas will impact her viability in the general election. If my opponent can't address this issue in the primary, it's unlikely she will be able to do so in November."
The Democratic voters of Assembly District 4 will determine the impact of this issue at the polls, with early voting running from May 26, 2018 - June 8, 2018 and election day on June 12, 2018.