Steven worked his way through school and helped his siblings make it to college. He understands middle class struggles because he lived them. But perseverance paid off, in 2001 Steven became the CEO of the Culinary Academy of Las Vegas, where he helps thousands of Nevadans get back to work every year. In 2004 he was elected to the State Senate, and in 2008, he became the stat’s youngest and Nevada’s first African-American Majority Leader.
1. What should the federal government do, if anything, to ensure that every American has health coverage?
I support ending discrimination by insurance companies against those with pre-existing conditions: we can’t deny care to those who need it most. I support allowing young adults to stay on their parents’ insurance until they are 26, as they are starting their lives they should not have to worry about falling into medical bankruptcy. I also support funding for preventative screenings to catch illness early. Overall, I support patient-centered reform to decrease health care costs.
2. Please explain why you do or do not support timely and full disclosure of all political contributions.
I believe in transparency and there should be real time disclosure laws for contributions to political campaigns. I have voted for and strongly supported ethics reform at all levels of the state government while I served in Carson City, and I will continue to support laws promoting transparency in Congress. Voters have a right to know if someone is influencing their representatives with campaign contributions.
Responses were not received for these questions from the other candidates, Floyd Fitzgibbons, Joseph Silvestri, or Danny Tarkanian.