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:

UNLV graduate with a B.S. in Business Administration. I have executive level management experience that spans 18 years. I know how to run a business, and we need to run our Government like a business.

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.

My vast experience running a multi- million dollar business with a large employee base coupled with my experience in budgeting and finance will serve my constituents better than       any Doctor or Lawyer. I know how to analyze, prioritize and how to hold those who violate our Constitution accountable.

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

My ideology fits in line with the majority of Americans. We must be our interest before that of any other country. I believe that most politicians are not willing to put America first. Many have already sold out to PAC’s. I will not.

4. Explain your position in regards to:

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

No short cuts, especially for those who have violated our laws. No exceptions. We need to document those that are here.

  • Public lands issues as related to Nevada:

The BLM owns over 80% of Nevada land. I believe this is in violation of our Constitution.

  • Obamacare:

The ACA needs to be repealed. Our Healthcare system needs to be fixed the ACA is not the answer.

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

I would say, why $15/per and not $20? Neither is the solution to the problem. Our economy is a disaster. We need to fix our out of control Government spending.

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

I believe that actually putting America first will be the greatest challenge. Far too many countries have their hand in our pockets and control too much influence in politics. Getting the American people to rise up and take our country back will be the greatest challenge.

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?  No response

7. Please use this space to elaborate on any issue not covered above:

We need to stand together to end the establishment on both sides of the aisle. I am not a politician. I am someone who loves America and can no longer stand by and watch what is being done to her. I will defend the Constitution and Bill of Rights for ALL Americans. I will fight to end control of our Government by PAC. Join me. Together we can take back our country.

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 ( 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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