Election 2022: United States Representative to Congress – District 2

Two-year term

Mark E. Amodei

Republican Party

Occupation: Member of Congress

Age: 64



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Mark E. Amodei

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Congressman Amodei served in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General Corps from 1983 to 1987.

Awards and Honors: Army Merit Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and Meritorious Service Medal.

After receiving an honorable discharge, Congressman Amodei returned home to become an attorney at the law firms of Allison MacKenzie in Carson City from 1987 to 2004 and Kummer Kaempfer Bonner Renshaw and Ferrario (now Kaempfer Crowell) in Reno, Nevada from 2004 to 2007.

Served in the Nevada Assembly from 1996 to 1998 and the Nevada State Senate from 1998 to 2010, representing the Capital District.

Served as president of the Nevada Mining Association from 2007 to 2008.

Served as chairman of the Republican Party of Nevada until May 2011, when he resigned to pursue the Republican nomination for Congress.

Congressman Amodei was the Republican nominee for Nevada’s second congressional district in the September 13, 2011 special election.

Duties of 117th Congress Committees: House Appropriations Committee.

Missions: Interior, environment and related agencies; Financial Services and General Government; and Legislative power.

Caucus: Congressional West Caucus (Vice Chair), Army Caucus, Congressional Joint Strike Fighter Caucus, USO Caucus, Veterans’ Employment Caucus, Public Broadcasting Caucus , Italian American Caucus, Conservative Climate Caucus, Postal Conservation Caucus, ALS Caucus.


Carson High School – Class of 1976.

University of Nevada, Reno – Class of 1980.

McGeorge Law School, University of the Pacific – Class of 1983.

Why are you running?

Throughout my more than a decade of service in Congress, I have always done well for our state and for the hard-working people I have had the good fortune to serve. As a congressman on the local Northern Nevada team, I was born and raised here. I know Washington is dysfunctional and I am fighting to support our core industries, protect our small business job creators, and ensure that the people of Nevada can live, work, raise families, and own and operate businesses without the federal government does not intervene. way.

Briefly describe the main duties of the position for which you are applying.

To responsibly, honestly, and conscientiously serve Nevada’s second congressional district by ruling and legislating in the best interests of the people of Nevada, voting intelligently, explaining votes transparently, overseeing federal agencies, and maintaining Nevada’s first voter services operation.

A brief statement about your platform:

I’m proud to call Nevada my home, and I’m committed to improving the lives of my constituents by solving problems the old-fashioned way – listening to the concerns of the Nevadans I serve, maintaining an open dialogue, and explaining always why I voted like me. Thank you for trusting me to bring your voice to Congress. We have accomplished so much, and together I am confident we can continue to make a difference for the Silver State. I would be honored if you chose to send me back to Washington for another two years. I will continue to fight the radical far-left policies that will devastate Nevada’s economy and families, and I will continue to advance sound legislation and policy solutions that will protect lives, preserve the right to keep and bear arms. , will prioritize the needs of veterans, secure the border, ensure America’s energy independence, rescue the mining and agricultural industries from Green New Deal environmental policies, grow Nevada businesses, encourage private sector innovation and keep more money in the pockets of hard-working Nevadans.

What makes you the most qualified candidate for this position?

As a lifelong Nevadan, former Army officer, former Assistant United States Attorney, and former state legislator who has dedicated more than two decades to public service, I understand the unique needs of Nevada’s Second District. Frank talk, honest answers, and a normal, down-to-earth guy on the street style of service have afforded me the privilege of serving as a Nevada congressman through some pretty tough times.

Some of my work for Nevada includes:

• Vote consistently to lower taxes for American families and small businesses.

• Oppose policies that have fueled inflation, driving up commodity prices and at the pumps.

• Support keeping the federal government out of decision-making that should be made at the local level and in households.

• Support police and first responders in their efforts to reduce crime and keep communities safe.

• Successfully influencing the Small Business Administration to repeal its ban on small gaming businesses access to the Paycheck Protection Program during the height of the COVID-19 shutdowns, saving thousands of jobs in Nevada.

• Provide oversight of federal agencies as a member of the House Appropriations Committee and fight to ensure that state, local and municipal infrastructure projects in Nevada receive adequate federal funding at a time of phenomenal growth.

• Passed several pieces of legislation on a variety of issues, from county and tribal land bills, to the installation of the Vietnam Helicopter Pilot and Aircrew Monument at Arlington National Cemetery.

• Provide a premier Nevada voter services operation on issues ranging from returning more than $20 million in federally withheld benefits to voters, assisting in the evacuation of U.S. allies from Afghanistan, and assisting veterans to receive rightfully deserved treatment through the VA.

• Receive endorsement from Veterans in Politics International with a strong case prioritizing veterans.

• Receive endorsement from the National Right to Life Committee with a 100% pro-life voting record.

Elizabeth Mercedes Krause

Democratic Party

Occupation: educator

Age: 46 years old


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Elizabeth Mercedes Krause


Bachelor of Education from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Masters in Administrative Leadership with a Focus on American Indian Education from Concordia

PhD in leadership and education policy from UNLV in progress

Why are you running?

I believe the best candidates are candidates who come forward because their hearts brought them here. I am a passionate advocate for issues important to my family, my community, and all Nevadans across the state. We need representatives who have lived experiences that allow them to prioritize the needs of Nevada workers above all else. I will advocate for the dignity of all Nevada residents, such as safe and affordable housing, health care, mental health care, decent wages, and economic and educational opportunity. I’m running so I can vote in a way that protects everyone in Nevada.

Briey outlines the main duties of the position you are applying for

The duties of attending Congress are centered on concern for the well-being of the people

and common defense – keeping voters safe. We know the needs of our community and must vote in a way that ensures the prosperity and dignity of our neighbors near and far.

A brief statement about your platform

I am a voting Democrat. I base my decisions on what is best for people and

the future of our communities.

I believe that a woman’s right to make her own health care choices is one of the greatest threats facing people in Nevada. The government has no place to use the criminal law to control people’s reproductive choices.

As a union member, I will bring federal dollars to Nevada to invest in training programs to prepare workers for high-quality jobs in fast-growing industries like public health, childcare, manufacturing, computing and clean energy.

Nevadans shouldn’t have to choose between health care and rent. I will always vote to reduce health care costs and expand access to Medicare.

We must protect our state from droughts and poor air quality and ensure that all of our communities have access to safe drinking water.

18 of Nevada’s 28 tribal communities are in CD2. The free, prior and informed consent of indigenous peoples for all decisions that affect indigenous peoples and their traditional territories (FPIC) must be applied.

As an educator, I will not rest until our public school system improves.

What makes you the most qualified candidate for this position

First and foremost, I bring my lived experience as a single mother, working full-time while in college and trying to make ends meet on a teacher’s salary. It was not easy. I know what it’s like to struggle – it’s the same struggle that so many Nevadans face. It is my drive to be here for every Nevadan by voting and allocating funds to make education and a dignified life more accessible. We need more educators, more mothers, and more people who see life through a variety of lenses so that we can work together to create a better Nevada.

I am a proud dual citizen of the Oglala, Lakota nation. I have always stood with community members working to make Nevada more just and equitable. Representation matters. I will always champion initiatives that benefit Indigenous peoples and all communities.

Moreover, I found my voice and learned to work with others to defend important things for our lives through my union. The life experience of seeing my father, who is also a long-time union member, be able to work hard and live a dignified life has shaped what I know is possible for all families.

I graduated from Emerge Nevada and graduated from Advance Native Leadership. I also currently serve the state in several capacities: as commissioner of the Nevada Minority Aairs Commission (co-chair of the education committee), co-founder of Native Educator Empowerment which serves Nevada’s native educators and students, chairman of the Nevada Native Caucus, an inaugural member of the Superintendent’s Advisory Cabinet for the Nevada Department of Education, and I am

on the board of directors of the Nevada State Education Association, the Nevada Minority Health and Equity Coalition – Native American Steering Committee, the ACLU of Nevada and the Nevada Democratic Party.

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