He said good candidates for office representing the Democratic Party still have the opportunity to win elections if party members get off their seats and participate in the election.
Goodman said all the Democrats have to do to reverse this predicted trend is to show up at the polls and vote for the candidates who represent them. “I don’t see the two parties as being very far apart on what they want from our state government here in Nevada. With an overwhelming majority of Democrats registered to vote, there should be little contest this year,” he said.
Goodman pointed out that one of the reasons for the predicted landslide for the Republican Party is a far from normal turnout at the polls. Just because there is no presidential election this year, many voters are skipping their duty, giving up their right to vote. “This is not the American way,” the candidate said. “There are many positions on the ballot where the voters must consider the outcome and make sure their voices are heard.”
Goodman entered the race because no other Democrat was willing to step forward and face the opposition. He made great contributions to Nevada as the director of economic development during the administration of Governor Mike O’Callaghan, bringing many large businesses that hired a great number of Nevadans into the Silver State.
“There is still a need to bring industries other than the gambling pits and showrooms and spread the wealth of employment throughout the state, not just in the so-called gaming meccas,” he said. “Secure jobs are what we need to continue to expand the job opportunities throughout Nevada,” he added. Goodman pointed out that once mines are depleted of their ores, so-called ghost towns develop, and while they may attract some tourists, they sit idle, facing the weather and gradually wither away. Nevada still has cities where the industrial smog, familiar in many states, is still unheard of. And the state continues to work to attract those companies that will not foul the environment, keeping the land, the air and the water as pure as it was before the migrants settled in these historical places. State and national parks offer nearby attractions that Nevada residents enjoy alongside tourists from afar. Having these sights within a day’s drive or less is one reason many people seek to move to Nevada. The outdoor recreation is second to none with good roads, clean air and accommodations from the rustic campsites to notable four-star hotels offering exceptional dining facilities.
The Democratic candidate said the education system available to the youth of the state is far from adequate and drastic changes are needed to bring school room achievements out of the dark ages and into a bright, aggressive form of education that will inspire and encourage students to make sure their report cards are a redundant list of A’s, no matter what the subjects. He said the entire system must be updated from the dark ages of chalk on the blackboard to achievements in creativity, technology, and an ability to think and solve problems quickly. adding pride to their achievements. “They should feel good about attending school and eager to show up for class. That is something we do not see today.”
Many of the small communities in Nevada offer vast opportunities for recreation in the outdoors from fishing to hunting, hiking, camping, bird-watching and other interests. Lakes and waterways provide recreation offering room for yachts, smaller craft and even the historical canoes, an ancient means of transportation that today provide healthy outdoor recreation close to home for many small town Nevadans.
Nevada also provides a generous proportion of seeds for hay-growers around the country and around the world, he noted, with many areas of the state known for producing high-quality forage. The voters can expand all of these opportunities by voting for the Democratic ticket.
“Most Nevadans selected the Democratic Party because of its impressive track record within the Silver State. We all should work to keep that tradition growing with a vote for Goodman and our other Democrats,” he said.