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Best Candidates for Working People, 2018: Steve Sisolak

Steve Sisolak
AFL-CIO

This November's elections are shaping up to be among the most consequential in recent U.S. history. Throughout the summer and fall, we are taking a look at the best candidates for working people. Today, we feature Nevada gubernatorial candidate Steve Sisolak.

Here are some of the key reasons why Sisolak is one of the best candidates for working people in 2018:

  • As a former member of the Nevada Board of Regents, Sisolak was a champion for students and parents who fought for increased education funding.

  • He will fight for higher teacher salaries and reduced class sizes.

  • Sisolak wants to expand job training and vocational education in Nevada so more students graduate high school with career options. This includes promoting partnerships between technical training programs and employers.

  • He will invest in clean technology. As Clark County commissioner, he helped recruit a solar manufacturer to the state, creating good-paying jobs.

  • Sisolak will work to diversify the state's economy by bringing in new industries while also supporting Nevada's homegrown businesses.

  • He will fight against the use of public funding for private schools.

  • Sisolak wants to reduce the amount of debt students carry with them after they graduate college.

  • He will support veterans and military families by supporting programs such as child care; K-12 education; science, technology, engineering and mathematics (or STEM) initiatives; and high school apprenticeships.

  • Sisolak supports the state's health care exchange and will fight against any attempts to roll back Medicaid expansion.

  • He believes both public and private employees have the right to collectively bargain.

  • Sisolak will protect defined-benefit plans like the Public Employees' Retirement System of Nevada.

To learn more about Sisolak, visit his website.