TODAY: West Wendover City Council Member, NV Dems Central Committee Member, others endorse Patricia Ackerman for Congress
Five Nevadan Democratic and progressive leaders endorsed Patricia Ackerman. West Wendover City Council Member Kathy Durham, Nevada State Democratic Party Central Committee Member Larry Jackson, Sparks City Council Candidate Elvira Diaz, Democratic Strategist Jessica Padrón, and Meatonomics Author Dave Simon all announced their support of Patricia Ackerman to represent Nevada Congressional District 2.
“I am honored to have the support of these five Nevadans, who come from all over the state and all over Congressional District 2,” said Patricia Ackerman. “The only way we are going to defeat Mark Amodei is to build a broad coalition of support among party leaders, activists, and local leaders. We are continuing to build momentum leading up to the June 9 primary.”
West Wendover City Council Member Kathy Durham
“Patricia Ackerman will not cave or cater to the special interest that has crept into American politics. Instead, she will use her position to represent our voices, and fight for a more equitable and just system that seeks to empower not only the people of Nevada, but all of America. That is why I am proudly endorsing Patricia Ackerman for Congress.”
NV Dems Central Committee Member Larry Jackson
“I support Patricia for many reasons. She has experience from both sides of employment – as both a worker and employer. She has the ability to listen to voters from across the political spectrum and find common ground. She has gone through challenging life experiences starting at a young age, which she has turned into a ‘never give up’ mentality. Finally, healthcare access and quality is a foundation of her campaign. Having talked with all the candidates for CD-2, I believe that Paticia is the best candidate for the job!”
Sparks City Council Candidate Elvira Diaz
“Yo apoyo a Patricia porque ella ha realizado eventos con gran apoyo a la comunidad inmigrante y ha condenando el hecho de separando las familias. Su voz es la que la comunidad inmigrante necesita para pasar finalmente la reforma migratoria. ¡Patricia es nuestra candidata! Nuestro representante actual nos dado atole con el dedo. El tiempo es ahora para una Candidata que nos represente. Yo estoy con ella.”
Jessica Padrón, Founder, Padrón Strategies & Solutions
“I support Patricia Ackerman because she is the best candidate to get the job done. As someone that started her first business at age 21, she’s always been a hard worker and will work as our Congresswoman to truly represent issues that reflect what rural Nevadans really care about – like healthcare access and water rights. As a battle born Nevadan, I’m proud to endorse Patricia to represent our state.”
Author & Attorney Dave Simon
“I am a huge fan of Patricia Ackerman because of her responsible positions on jobs, education, animals, and the environment. She is the perfect candidate at the perfect time.”
About Patricia Ackerman
Patricia Ackerman is the daughter of Ukranian immigrants who arrived in this country fleeing the destruction of World War II. Patricia’s mother was forced slave labor for Nazi Germany, while her father almost starved to death in a concentration camp. At the age of 15, Patricia left a home plagued by domestic violence. With a GED in hand, Patricia started her own successful small business as an interior landscape designer at the age of 21. Patricia would go on to become an award-winning stage actress, a member of the Long Beach Mounted Police, an FBI independent contractor, and an accomplished high-altitude mountaineer. Patricia’s greatest driving force in her run for public office is her mother. From 2007-2013, Patricia acted as her mother’s primary caregiver. Toward the end of her mother’s life, Patricia could not find a local doctor who would take medicare in a timely fashion. Having to wait weeks, her mother passed away the day before her appointment. Patricia Ackerman wants to lead the charge in producing a healthcare system that is affordable and accessible to Northern Nevada. Follow Patricia on Twitter or Facebook.