The 3rd Congressional district lies south of Las Vegas, including Henderson, and most of unincorporated Clark County



There are seven Republican candidates for this Congressional seat. Five candidates responded to this interview: Andy Matthews, Sami Kahl, Michele Fiore, Danny Tarkanian and Dr. Annette Teijeiro. Michael Roberson and Kerry Bowers did not respond.  There are also 3 Democrats, one IAP and one ‘no party’.



1. Please post a short personal resume:

Mother, grandmother, daughter, businesswoman, volunteer and 2-term Assemblywoman with a proven conservative record. Voted “Taxpayers Best Friend” with a 92% rating on my report card’.

2. You and your Primary opponents are running for the open U.S. Congressional District 3 seat. Several of you are well experienced in the political world, while a few are not. Define your strengths and why you would better serve in this position than your Republican opponents.

None of my opponents have a proven conservative voting record. I’ve watched candidates run as campaign conservatives and then govern like a democrat. I have a proven conservative voting record as well as a record of promises kept to our fellow Nevadans.

3. Would you consider your political ideology different than that of your opponents? Explain.

My ideology is simply – my word is my bond. Our primary conservative principles have been kept throughout both of my terms.

4. Explain your position in regards to: 

  • National immigration issues – and how these issues relate to Nevada:

First and foremost the border must be 100% secure before anything else can be done to reform immigration policy. Understand it’s not just Mexicans crossing the border to come here for a better life. Terrorists, drug smugglers and sex traffickers are crossing our borders. Once we have the border secure, we can develop a strategic plan with the individuals that are already here, along with the other broken parts of our immigration system. Like the ability of people coming in on tourist or student visas to simply never leave or ignore the policies put in place to stay.

  • Public lands issues as related to Nevada:

Give us back our lands so Nevadans can use it as a true resource instead of receiving PILT (Payment In Lieu of taxes) and sending all profits to DC. Actual implement Article 1 section 8 clause 17

  • Obamacare:  

Repeal it

  • The minimum wage issue – from a national perspective and potential effects on Nevada:

I will not take part in it – repeal it or create robots where we can.

5. As a U.S. Congressman, what do you believe will be your greatest challenges? How will you address them?

As a U.S. Congresswoman I believe our greatest challenges to come will be addressing taking care of our Vets, our lands, immigration, securing America, justice reform and tax code just to name a few. The VA needs our veterans running the show, a new administration. Return the lands back to the states enforce US Constitution Article 1 section 8 clause 17. Immigration-No refugees until we can vet them properly, build a wall. Securing America- make our second amendment secure and enforce “SHALL NOT BR INFRINGED”. Justice-reform – non-violent victimless crimes out of jail, put a bracelet on them and monitor electronically. Shut down prisons for profits, de schedule marijuana. Tax Code –scrap the 78,000 page IRS code book and implement a new simplified tax system i.e. fair tax, flat tax. The real key here is actually taking ACTION.

6. During a campaign season, many accusations/assertions are made by your opponents. Have there been any thus far that you feel are inaccurate or unfair that you would like to respond to?

I believe when opponents attack me, it’s because they don’t have enough of their own accomplishments to share with people and they like wasting air time. They simply look like a fool.

7. Please use this space to elaborate on any issue not covered above: No Response

EDITOR: This is one in a series of online interviews with Republican candidates. All Republican candidates with Primary races were contacted – US Senate, US Congress, State Senate, State Assembly, Carson City Mayor and Lyon County Commissioner. The responses are posted as the candidates presented them to me – no editing.  These interviews will be posted in no particular order and, obviously, all races are not of interest in everyone’s particular district; however, NewsDesk readership (www.ndbynd.com) is spread throughout the state so all responses will be posted. You are welcome to repost any of the interviews as long as proper credit is given to NewsDesk.

Primary election day is Tuesday, June 14, 2016. If the candidates in a particular Primary all belong to the same party, the winner will be determined in the Primary and go to the General Election ballot unopposed.

Dates to remember:

  • May 14 – Last day to register to vote by mail
  • May 24 – Last day to register to vote in the Primary
  • May 28-June 19 – Early voting
  • June 14 – Primary Election



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