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IMPORTANT - YOUR ACTION NEEDED

On Tuesday, June 22, the Elko County School Board of Trustees approved a letter to Governor Sisolak regarding local control and management of COVID mitigation in the school system. The text of that letter is shown below.

Contact the Governor's office to support the School Board's letter. The more voices the better. Share your opinion by clicking here or call (775) 684-5670.

Dear Governor Sisolak:

We, the Board of Trustees of the Elko County School District, are writing to share concerns of the board, parents, educators, students, and community members.  Although we appreciate your efforts to keep all Nevadans safe during the Covid pandemic, we have serious reservations about what the future might bring.

 

We spent the last school year managing a district of nearly 10,000 students during  a pandemic.  Needless to say, we learned a lot of lessons along the way. The most important lesson learned is that children, having been blessed with amazing immune systems, are extremely resilient.  The board recognizes this resilience and the importance of parental/guardian choice in regard to the welfare of their children.  Indeed, this is  a basic Constitutional right protected by the 14th Amendment. 

Our concerns are as follows:

1. Potential extension of the mask mandate;

2. The   possibility of mandatory Covid immunization; and

3. Potential restrictions on participation in school activities based on immunization.

These issues are weighing heavily on the Board and our communities. We would like to receive some assurances from your office addressing each of these concerns. 

 

For the academic success, athletic excellence, and mental well-being of our students, it is respectfully requested that mask mandates and any mandatory Covid vaccination not be required in subsequent school years.  In addition, student participation in activities should not be restricted based on Covid immunization.  The wearing of a face covering and Covid vaccination should be an optional medical decision left up to parents/guardians and their children.  Each community, based on local factors, should determine the necessity of mitigation efforts. 

 

Of equal, if not greater, importance are the current and potential directives, mandates, and policies of our state regarding Covid vaccinations.  NRS392.435(1) contains a list of immunizations required for school enrollment. Although this statute was not amended by the recently concluded 81st Legislative Session, there is growing concern that the Covid vaccine could be added by regulation or emergency directive prior to the start of school in the fall.  This seems like a real possibility given the statute's catch-all language regarding, “Such other diseases as the local board of health or the State Board of Health may determine.”

 

As you are no doubt aware, the Covid vaccine has been designated by the FDA as Emergency Use Authorization (EUA).  Until full licensure and approval has been obtained, no vaccine should be forced upon the population, least of all upon our children.  Even without the EUA designation, the decision of whether or not to inject a child should be made solely by a parent or guardian.  Under no circumstances should the right to a public education, guaranteed by the Nevada Constitution, be made conditional upon receipt of any vaccine. 

 

The Elko County School District Board of Trustees, with support from our local communities, requests mask mandates and any  mandatory Covid vaccination not be required in ensuing school years; and furthermore, any mitigation efforts be left to local control. Thank you for your time and prompt attention to these important topics.

Sincerely,

ELKO COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES

(Signed by all members of the Board)

On November 8, 2021, the Elko County Republican Party adopted a resolution titled "A Resolution of the Elko County Republican Party Urging Replacement of Dominion Voting Machines, Investigation of Alternative Voting Methods, and Opposing the System of Universal Mail-in Ballots". Click here for our Resolutions Page.

This resolution will be presented to the Elko County Commission at their regular meeting on November 17. We will request that Elko County begin an investigation into alternative voting methods.

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Our office is now closed until 2022 election time when we need to take elect a different Governor, Senator and Atttorney General.

THE ELKO COUNTY COMMISSION MET ON APRIL 21 AND TOOK THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS REGARDING THE COVID PLANDEMIC:

  • Terminated the County's declaration of a public health emergency.

  • Voted to cease participation in the meetings of the Governor's COVID Response Task Force

  • Approved the new Elko County Mitigation and Enforcement Plan which includes opening to 100% capacity without social distancing beginning May 1

 

PLEASE SUPPORT THE COMMISSION'S EFFORTS TO OPEN UP ELKO COUNTY!

Let Us Know Your Top Issues

Email Us Here 

 or to chairman@elkonvgop.org

List your issues 1-5 from below or add your own. 

We'll tell the candidates about Elko County's concerns:

Mining

Ranching

Water Issues

Election Integrity

Immigration

Crime

Executive Overreach

Second Amendment

Economic Development

Regulatory Overreach

Abortion

Education

Other (Please Write-Out & Rank)

Important Dates

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Tuesday, February 14, 2023 - Elko City Council Meeting 4:00 pm at Elko City Hall

AND

Elko County School District Board of Trustees 5:30 pm, Board Room 850 Elm St., Elko

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Wednesday, February 15, 2023, Elko County Board of Commissioners meeting - 1:30 pm, Nannini Administration Building, Suite 102, 540 Court St., Elko

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Tuesday, February 28, 2023 - Elko City Council Meeting 4:00 pm at Elko City Hall

AND

Elko County School District Board of Trustees 5:30 pm, Board Room 850 Elm St., Elko

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Wednesday, March 1, 2023, Elko County Board of Commissioners meeting - 1:30 pm, Nannini Administration Building, Suite 102, 540 Court St., Elko

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Monday, March  6, 2023 Elko County Republican Party EXCOM Meeting - 5:30 pm, Coldwell Banker Excel Office, 700 Idaho St. Elko

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March 11, 2023 - Nevada Republican Central Committee meeting in Carson City

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Tuesday, March 14, 2023 - Elko City Council Meeting 4:00 pm at Elko City Hall

AND

Elko County School District Board of Trustees 5:30 pm, Board Room 850 Elm St., Elko

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Wednesday, March 15, 2023, Elko County Board of Commissioners meeting - 1:30 pm, Nannini Administration Building, Suite 102, 540 Court St., Elko

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Tuesday, March 28, 2023 - Elko City Council Meeting 4:00 pm at Elko City Hall

AND

Elko County School District Board of Trustees 5:30 pm, Board Room 850 Elm St., Elko

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Friday, March 31, Elko County Lincoln Day Dinner at Convention Center - watch for more information

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Monday, April 3, 2023 Elko County Republican Party EXCOM Meeting - 5:30 pm, Coldwell Banker Excel Office, 700 Idaho St. Elko

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Saturday, April 22, Elko County Republican Central Committee Meeting 9:00 am (registration at 8:45), in the County Commission Chambers, Nannini Administration Building, Suite 102, 540 Court St., Elko - This meeting includes election of officers to serve for the next two years

Republican Federal and State Officers

Congressman Mark Amodei

Governor Joe Lombardo

Lt. Gov.  Stavros Anthony 

Controller Andy Matthews

For election details visit:

silverstateelection.nv.gov

 

For Official Elko County Results Click Here 

Winners in Elko County:

  • School Board Dist 1 - Susan Neal 

  • School Board Dist 2 - Joshua Byers​

  • School Board Dist 3 - Matt McCarty

  • School Board Dist 6 - Jeff Durham

  • School Board Dist 7 - Brooke Ballard

  • Carlin Mayor - Dana Holbrook

  • Carlin City Council - Denise Taylor & Lyndsie Whigham

  • Elko Mayor - Reece Keener

  • Wells Mayor - Gary Pollock

  • Wells City Council - C.R. Sevedra

  • West Wendover City Council - Juan Gorum, John Hanson & Gabriela Soriano

  • Carlin JP - Dee Burton-Primeaux

  • Elko JP - Brian Drake 

  • Uncontested Elections:

    • Assessor - Janet Iribarne-Hutton​

    • Clerk - Kristine Jakeman

    • Commissioner Dist 1 - Delmo Andreozzi

    • Commissioner Dist 4 - Travis Gerber

    • DA - Tyler Ingram

    • Recorder - Mike Smales

    • Treasurer - Cheryl Paul

Our thoughts and prayers are with Assemblyman John Ellison and his family as he recovers his health.

We mourn the loss of our friend, supporter and patriot Art Moses.
We pray that he is with the love of his life Lory.

Governor Lomabardo signed two important Executive orders – repealing all remaining COVID mandates from Sisolak’s administration and directing state leadership to get state employees back to work in person. This is long overdue.


REMINDER - 
The 2023 Legislative Session
will begin on February 6


 

On 
January 27 the Republican National Committee re-elected the Ronna McDaniel as Republican National Chair
The vote totals were:
Ronna McDaniel - 111
Harmeet
Dhillon - 51
Mike Lindell - 4
Lee Zeldin - 1

Other RNC officers elected are:
Co-Chair Drew McKissick (SC)
Treasurer KC Crosby (KY)
Secretary Vicki Drummond (AL)



Nevada Republicans were represented at the RNC meeting by
 
Chairman Michael McDonald and Committeewoman Sigal Chattah
Committeeman Jim DeGraffenreid 


Assemblyman Gurr
& Elko County Commisioners honored and thanked Assemblyman John Ellison at a holiday kick-off dinner

Also gave a special thank you to Lina Blohm for donating
office space

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CLOSED 

Until 2024 Election

Fourth Republican Presidential Debate

Wednesday, December 6, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm PST

We encourage ALL Republicans to watch the debate

so you can be better informed.

Moderators:

Megyn Kelly, Elizabeth Vargas, Eliana Johnson 
Hosted by NewsNation and streamed on Rumble

Note the start time: 5:00 pm PST

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DANGER ! 2023 Legislature is in SPECIAL session!
Here are some ways to stay in touch with what's happening.


To view bills, session schedules, submit comments/opinions, and more, use the Nevada Electronic Legislative Information System (NELIS).
Visit NELIS
HERE

The Nevada Legislature YouTube channel will have live streaming links for watching the Assembly and Senate's committee and floor hearings.
See the Legislature YouTube channel
HERE 

Visit the Nevada Republican Party Legislative Advocate page HERE


 The Nevada Policy Research Institute (NPRI) is a conservative, freedom and free market organization. They will track bills that "Nevada Policy believes could significantly impact – positively or negatively – liberty and the free market process in the Silver State." You can see the NPRI bill tracker HERE

The Elko County Republican Party has an account to 
track up to 100 bills. If there is a specific bill you think we should track, please send an email with the BDR or bill number or subject HERE 

Our rural legislators, Senator Pete Goicoechea and Assemblyman Bert Gurr, 
hosted a weekly teleconference to update their constituents

 Thursdays at 12:45 pm. The LAST call for this session was held on Thursday, May 25. 

 


You can find information on our Republican Legislators at the links below:

State Senator Pete Goicoechea -
HERE

Assemblyman Bert Gurr - HERE



 

ATTENTION ELKO COUNTY REPUBLICANS

There is a technical issue in the Secretary of State's website incorrectly reporting that mail in ballots were counted when the voters did NOT return their ballot. 

As of Monday afternoon, February 19,  the SOS website is reporting it is "looking into technical issues related to vote history for the Presidential Preference Primary. Election results are unaffected."

Please see the Elko County Clerk's website HERE for more information. 

 

If you want to check whether your mail-in ballot was counted by our County Clerk's office, check their "Mail Ballot List" HERE.  It is a list of mail-in ballots they received back. If your name is not there, they did NOT count a mail-in ballot in your name.

 

If you voted in the primary in person, you can find your name on the "Election Day and Early Voting List" HERE.

Our caucus was an entirely separate event and our outcome is unchanged. Trump 2,154 - Binkley 26

Trump receives all 26 of Nevada's delegates.

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