NEVADA SENATE DEMOCRATS STATEMENT ON GOP’S BASELESS RECALL EFFORT AGAINST SENATOR JOYCE WOODHOUSE

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August 9, 2017

NEVADA SENATE DEMOCRATS STATEMENT ON GOP’S BASELESS RECALL EFFORT AGAINST SENATOR JOYCE WOODHOUSE

Henderson, NV - After running a strong campaign in 2016, Nevada State Senator Joyce Woodhouse succeeded in her re-election bid -- and she won that race fair and square. Today, news reports indicate that Nevada Republicans, including recently defeated Assemblyman Stephen Silberkraus, recently started a recall petition against Senator Woodhouse. If this effort moves forward, it will be doomed to fail.

“Any partisan effort to recall Senator Woodhouse is a pitiful attempt to subvert the will of voters who cast their ballots last November in Senate District 5,” said Senate Majority Leader Aaron D. Ford. “This is a desperate effort to change the results of the last election and steal a seat in the Nevada Senate. We demand that the individuals behind this ridiculous recall petition immediately release their intentions to the public and explain why forcing an expensive special election would not be a complete waste of money for Nevada taxpayers.”

After losing their majority in the 2016 election, Nevada Republicans have approximately zero chance of reclaiming their majority in the 2018 cycle. This baseless recall effort against Senator Woodhouse will be met with fierce opposition from the Senate Democratic Caucus and the State Democratic Party.

Senator Woodhouse is a retired 40-year educator and a proven champion for Nevada’s kids. From fighting to protect our access to health care, to passing a weighted funding formula for our K-12 schools and supporting critical apprenticeship and job training programs, Senator Woodhouse always puts the needs of our state’s working families first.

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