Dear Editor,

All Nevadans should make a point of reading the economic development platform that Adam Laxalt recently released as part of his campaign for Governor. But citizens in our rural communities in particular need to check it out. Adam has once again demonstrated that when it comes to understanding and meeting the challenges facing rural Nevada, he’s the only candidate in this race we can trust.

His platform calls for stopping tax hikes, rolling back regulations that prevent job growth, and maintaining an economic environment that would keep us the land of opportunity we’ve been for generations. We were especially pleased to see Adam emphasize the need to expand broadband access throughout our state, which is crucial if our rural communities are going to grow and thrive. And he’s committed to developing the skilled workforce our local employers need, by increasing access to Career and Technical Education and engaging our business communities with our education system in workforce training. Simply put, Adam’s platform makes it clear he understands the needs and challenges of Nevada’s rural communities.

Mesquite Mayor Al Litman and former Caliente Mayor Tommy Rowe