Ira Hansen: Republican for Nevada State Assembly, District 32
Jobs:
Real jobs come from economic growth. Production creates prosperity. We need to empower the private sector in order to get Nevadans working again. Ira has run his own business since he was 19. Ira has been a licensed Nevada contractor for 24 years and knows what it is like to make payroll and comply with the seemingly endless government paperwork. Government creates the climate business functions in and genuine private sector business experience is truly lacking in the Nevada legislature. Now more than ever we need people with on the ground real life experience to halt the endless cycle of tax and spend. That is why Ira has been endorsed by the Reno Sparks Chamber of Commerce as well as every major business/construction organization in Nevada. And Ira Hansen's business has been a member of the Nevada Federation of Independent Businesses for many years.

Growth:
To diversify our economy and get people back to work we must keep taxes low and eliminate red tape. California has over-regulated and taxed their business community nearly to death. Let’s invite them to Nevada through limited government and low taxes.

Illegal Immigration:
Illegal means ILLEGAL. If you broke the law to get here, you should be sent back. President Eisenhower did exactly that in the 1950's. It is a terrible slap in the face to the immigrants who played by the rules to grant "amnesty" to cheaters. Businesses who knowingly hire illegals should be heavily fined.

Education:
We need to put more money in the classroom and cut administrative bureaucracy. Parents need more flexibility in choosing what is best for their children. I will continue Senator Maurice Washington’s breakthrough work in charter schools and parental choice law.

Taxes:
Nevada state spending has skyrocketed from 5.4 billion in 2001 to 9.5 billion in 2010. Futhermore, dozens of new taxes are being proposed for the next legislative session. All taxes are ultimately paid by you, the consumer. Some are even planning on some form of income tax which must have a Nevada IRS to enforce it. Once in place it is only a short jump to a personal income tax.We do not need more taxes, we need less spending.

Unbalanced Legislature:
45% of the members of the 2009 Nevada Assembly were government employees, while only about 4% of Nevadans work for state or local government. Ordinary workers and private sector businesses need to make sure their voice is heard.

Public Works:
The Nevada legislature allocates hundreds of millions of dollars for capital improvements, public works, and roads. I will fight for Northern Nevada’s fair share. Nevada has the potential to have the largest public works project in American history. Former Governor Robert List estimates full operations at Yucca Mountain will be a 100 BILLION dollar project providing Nevadans with jobs for decades. Nevada would also be on the cutting edge of research and development, generating thousands of jobs in construction, technology, engineering and all support industries including our colleges and universities.

Range Management:
In the last two decades Nevada has had dramatic cutbacks in livestock grazing and a corresponding increase in million acre range fires as fuel loads from mainly the alien "cheat-grass" explode. Livestock grazing has its flaws but it is much better than spending tens of millions fighting avoidable fires. And miracle plants like forage Kochia should be heavily utilized when re-seeding burns.

Mining:
Nevada is the Silver State and mining is the bedrock of Nevada's rural economy even today. Mining has the highest wages of any industry in Nevada and is one of the only industries doing well. We should not kill the goose that lays the golden egg and reduce exploration and extraction through a crushing burden of new taxes.

Alternative Energy:
Ira is a member of the Nevada Renewable Energy Coalition. Nevada is to solar and geothermal energy what the Middle East is to oil. The long term future for utilizing our almost untapped potential is huge. And energy related jobs are some of the best paying in the nation. Ira Hansen is licensed in solar and geothermal and will use his expertise as a 24-year Nevada contractor to help draft policies that will make Nevada the nation's leader in clean energy technology.

Second Amendment:
Ira Hansen is a lifelong member of the NRA and has been a champion of the right of the people to keep and bear arms on both of his radio shows and in his newspaper columns.. Both Ira and his wife Alexis are holders of Concealed Carry Permits and Ira received a 100% perfect score from the NRA. Ira is an avid outdoorsman who has spent literally years in Nevada's back-country. When it comes to our rights the intent of the founding fathers is perfectly clear: "shall not be infringed" means exactly that.

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ENDORSEMENTS
Reno/Sparks Chamber of Commerce
Associated General Contractors of America - Nevada Chapter
National Federation of Independent Business
Builders Association of Northern Nevada
Nevada Republican Assembly
Nevada Association of Mechanical Contractors
Associated General Contractors of America - Las Vegas Chapter
Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 350
Builders Association of Western Nevada
Associated Builders and Contractors of Nevada
State Senator Maurice Washington
State Assemblyman Don Gustavson

National Rifle Association - Perfect Score