Randy Kirner was elected to the Nevada Legislature in 2010. He lives in Reno and represents District 26 in the Assembly. He currently serves on three committees: the Ways and Means Committee (a noteworthy honor for a freshman legislator), the Education Committee and the Transportation Committee. During this interim period, he is serving on the Interim Finance Committee and the Interim Retirement and Benefits Committee.
A priority for Randy is improving the quality of education and the graduation rates. To that end, he sponsored or supported numerous bills aimed at every school being led by an effective principal, every classroom being led by an effective teacher and every student graduating. As a corollary, he supported a bill that put many of our construction industry unemployed back to work renovating and refurbishing many of our Washoe County schools at no additional cost to taxpayers. He vigorously challenged state spending and objected to $1.2 billion tax increase proposed by Democrats. These actions resulted in a 2011-2013 biennial budget that is approximately $500 million less than the 2009-2011 budget– a first ever decrease in the state biennial budget one term to the next!
The Retail Association of Nevada scored Randy the second highest among all Assemblymen. Nevada's economy and bringing new jobs to our state was certainly high on his priority list. As a legislator with a business background, he sponsored a bill to attract what the economic development people call "fundamental businesses" to Nevada. This bill passed and is an incentive for manufacturing business to relocate to Nevada, providing well-paying jobs stimulating local economies.
Randy is running for re-election. Please explore his background and how he sees the issues.