This opinion column was submitted by Alex Goff, Democratic candidate for Assembly District 25. His campaign website is alexgoffnv.com.
My name is Alex Goff and I’m running in the Assembly District 25 Democratic primary. After graduating from high school, I made a decision that changed the trajectory of my life: I joined the United States Marines. I am a proud veteran of the Marine Corps and honored to have served this great country for eight years completing a tour of duty in Iraq before being honorably discharged in 2012. It was during my service that I resumed the traits I have incorporated into my daily life: leadership, honor, courage — and above all, a commitment to public service.
It was because of my commitment to public service that I became involved with various organizations in Northern Nevada. Currently, I am Chairman of the Commission on Human Rights because I believe in the protection and promotion of our fundamental rights and civil liberties. I’m involved in organized labor because I believe in policies that stand up for working families in Nevada, not just the privileged few. I am a proud shop steward and enjoy working with the company, listening to my colleagues and providing a way to collaborate on ideas and concerns.
If elected to the Nevada State Assembly, I promise to work to solve the problems within our communities by improving our public schools, expanding access to affordable health care, and working hard to protect our fundamental rights, including a woman’s right to choose. Most importantly, if elected, I promise to listen to the needs of our community and work to resolve these issues in the Nevada State Legislature. I know these traits that I have incorporated into my daily life will be an asset in this new role, and I look forward to continuing to serve our community as a dedicated public servant.
Alex Goff is a Democratic candidate for Assembly District 25. His campaign website is alexgoffnv.com.
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