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  • NICOLE CANNIZZARO STATEMENT ON VICTORIA SEAMAN’S CLAIM THE EDUCATION FUNDING IS “ONE OF THE WORST THINGS” IN NEVADA HISTORY

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    August 10, 2016

     

    NICOLE CANNIZZARO STATEMENT ON VICTORIA SEAMAN’S CLAIM THE EDUCATION FUNDING IS “ONE OF THE WORST THINGS” IN NEVADA HISTORY

    LAS VEGAS - Today, Nicole Cannizzaro, Democratic candidate for State Senate District 6, released the following statement in response to comments made by her Republican opponent about education funding in Nevada. Republican candidate Victoria Seaman told an audience at a luncheon last month that a bipartisan effort led by Governor Brian Sandoval to fund schools was “one of the worst things to ever happen in Nevada history.”

    “I grew up going to public schools here in Clark County, and I am deeply offended that anyone would think that investing in our kids is one of the worst things we could do,” said Cannizzaro. “The work that Governor Sandoval did with legislators on both sides of the aisle to craft an education funding package should make all Nevadans proud. These new investments in our students will pay off for years to come. We need more problem-solvers in Carson City, and I will work hard to strengthen our schools and build a Nevada economy that works for everyone.”

  • NEVADA EDUCATORS ENDORSE CANNIZZARO FOR SENATE DISTRICT 6

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    July 11, 2016

    NEVADA EDUCATORS ENDORSE CANNIZZARO FOR SENATE DISTRICT 6

    LAS VEGAS - Today, Nicole Cannizzaro, candidate for Nevada Senate District 6, released the following statement upon receiving the endorsement of the Nevada State Education Association. NSEA represents more than 24,000 teachers, support staff, and retirees across the state. 

    “I’m honored to have the endorsement of the teachers and support staff who dedicate their lives to Nevada’s kids,” said Cannizzaro. “Providing our kids with high quality public schools should be a bipartisan goal. Going forward, we need to focus on reducing our teacher shortage and putting a qualified teacher in every classroom. I will work to accomplish that in the State Senate.”

  • Can you join our 50 for $50 effort in 2016?

    Click here to join the 50 for $50 effort, and be sure you check the box to make your monthly contribution!

     

    Dear Friends,

    First of all, I want to say thank you! We filed our first campaign finance report last week, and because of your generous support, we reported over $100,000 raised so far for this campaign. We were particularly strong with grassroots donors: 72% of our donors gave $250 or less.

    We have a lot to be proud of, but we also know Republicans and their out-of-state allies are going to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on this race. We need to keep those donations coming in if we’re going to have the resources to win.

    That’s why today we’re launching our 50 for $50 campaign.

    We’re asking 50 supporters to sign up to donate $50 every month from now until Election Day. If we can get 50 people signed up, we’ll raise another $25,000 for this race over the next 10 months.

    Click here to join the 50 for $50 effort, and be sure to check the box to make your recurring monthly contribution.

     

  • RELEASE: EMILY'S LIST ENDORSES CANNIZZARO

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    January 11, 2016

     

    EMILY’S LIST ENDORSES WOODHOUSE, CANNIZZARO FOR NEVADA STATE SENATE

     

    LAS VEGAS - Today, EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed State Senator Joyce Woodhouse for re-election to Nevada State Senate District 5 and Nicole Cannizzaro for election to Nevada State Senate District 6.

    "Through her 40-year career as an educator and two terms in the state Senate, Joyce Woodhouse has established herself as a leading advocate for improving Nevada schools, creating good jobs for Nevada's workers, and making sure Nevada provides for its seniors,” said EMILY’s List Vice President of Campaigns, Lucinda Guinn. “Nicole Cannizzaro will also be a fighter for everyday Nevadans because she knows Nevada does best when we invest in our working families.”

    Joyce Woodhouse is a 40-year educator who has served two terms in the Nevada State Senate. As an educator, Joyce worked as both a first grade teacher and an elementary school principal in the Clark County School District. During her time with the school district, Joyce was a leader in educational innovation. She worked closely with the business community as the Director of CCSD’s School-Community Partnership program, which grew to include over 600 programs for students on her watch. As a legislator, she has been an advocate for educational opportunities for children, economic growth for families, and a secure retirement for seniors. Senate District 5 incorporates portions of Henderson, Nevada.

    Nicole Cannizzaro is a lifelong Nevadan and Clark County Deputy District Attorney. Nicole’s parents moved to Las Vegas before she was born to work in the hotel and casino industry. She attended Clark County schools, graduated from University of Nevada, Reno, and then returned to the UNLV Boyd School of Law to pursue her law degree. As a Deputy District Attorney, Nicole handles a variety of misdemeanor and felony cases, including child abuse, sexual assault, and homicide. Prior to becoming a prosecutor, Nicole was in private practice focused on business litigation. Senate District 6 is a Las Vegas-based district, including the Summerlin area.

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  • Las Vegas Sun: Emily’s List enters Nevada legislative races

    Seven Republican state lawmakers are now “on notice.”

    “In their short tenure in the Legislature, [the Republicans] already amassed records of voting against hardworking Nevadans," said Jessica Post, Emily’s List senior director.Emily’s List, a Democratic political committee that spends money to help elect pro-choice women, is targeting GOP lawmakers in an effort for Democrats to win back the majority in the Legislature.

    Six of the seven GOP lawmakers are first-term incumbents and include Las Vegas Assembly members Derek Armstrong, Vicki Dooling, Brent Jones, Erv Nelson, Victoria Seaman and Stephen Silberkraus. They all ousted Democrats in the 2014 midterm election, which saw Republicans win legislative majorities and the state house seats. Only one of the Republicans has a registration advantage. Emily’s List, which spent $60 million on races last year, said it is preparing for the 2020 redistricting that will happen nationwide, hoping to secure Democratic districts for the next decade.

  • AP: Dems back candidate in key Vegas-area state Senate race

    CARSON CITY, NV (AP) - Nevada Senate Democrats are endorsing a Clark County deputy district attorney in a key state legislative race.

    Senate Democratic leader Aaron Ford announced Monday that his caucus was endorsing Nicole Cannizzaro for Senate District 6 in Las Vegas. She's a Nevada native whose parents were members of the influential Culinary Union.

    She attended the University of Nevada, Reno and Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.