Tina Trenner has announced that she will challenge Nevada Assemblyman James Oscarson for his District 36 seat. Trenner is on fire and ready to take on the incumbent and the two other candidates who are vying for the position. She is currently strengthening her outreach efforts in preparation for the primary on June 14, 2016. The winner of the primary will move forward to the general election, which will be held on Nov. 8.
Trenner has been speaking with people in the neighborhoods that make up District 36. In the middle of February, she spoke with residents of Belmont and Tonopah. Her noble goal is to meet every person in the district. District 36 is made up of parts of Lincoln, Clark, and Nye Counties.
Trenner, the future of District 36, was endorsed by the Nye County Republican Central Committee earlier this year. She is proud of her extensive experience dealing with local issues and her activities in the community. Community experience is an important trait for an elected official, but the Pahrump resident is a political novice, which is fine with her.
The top issues Trenner intends to tackle include water, land, taxes, and wild horses. She has already spoken out against the Basin 162 Groundwater Management Plan that would regulate new well owners in Pahrump.
I never wanted to be a politician; I’m not a politician. I will be a representative of the citizens, not a politician.
The candidate also desires to put a stop to government overreach on all levels. Trenner has strong feelings regarding the existence of the Bureau of Land Management in the state of Nevada and would prefer to see it removed. She also entertains the thought of opening a store to raise money for the benefit of veterans in District 36.
Trenner, a longtime advocate for animal rights, worked as a TV and radio personality in Las Vegas but was originally a native of Palm Springs, California.
The incumbent, Oscarson, began his second term last year. He voted in support of Governor Brian Sandoval’s $1.1 billion budget, which included one of the largest tax hikes in the history of Nevada. Although the budget was supposed to support Sandoval’s plans to improve the state of education, residents are not happy with the overwhelming increase in taxes.
The official filing to run for state assembly is March 7-18. At this time, Pahrump’s Trenner will be facing off against Scott Mattox from Amargosa Valley, Rusty Stanberry from Las Vegas, and incumbent Oscarson.
By Jeanette Smith
Edited by Leigh Haugh
Interview With the Candidate–Tina Trenner (Feb. 22, 2016)
Top Article Image Courtesy of Tina Trenner