Beers, a seasoned public servant in the legislature and presently at the local level as a City Councilman, has gained more popularity and name recognition by leading a group that collected enough signatures to place the stadium initiative on the ballot in this year’s municipal election.
Bob Beers spent a decade in the Nevada Legislature as Assemblyman, and Senator Beers became vice-chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. He also served as a member of the Committees on Natural Resources and Legislative Operations and was awarded the “Taxpayer Hero” award from Americans for Tax Reform.
Beers also came in second in a five-way primary for the Republican nomination for Governor that elected Jim Gibbons Governor in the 2006 race.
Beers is a certified public accountant (CPA) and certified fraud examiner (CFE), so he understands budgets and how governments should use them to govern their activities.
He served on the Nevada Legislature’s “money” committees (Assembly Ways & Means and Senate Finance), which set state governments’ budgets. As a small businessman, he served as a chief financial officer or chief executive for technology, radio, restaurant, consulting, import/distribution, and car repair companies, and as a marketing executive for several business-to-business companies.
In 2014 Beers told Las Vegas Sun’s Karoun Demeirjian, “I have to confess a call to duty, to try to save America from these guys back there.”
“I didn’t think they’d do it,” Beers said of the people who encouraged him to run at that time. “I didn’t think there was any appetite out there in the world to do it. I just didn’t think there was that much support or interest, so I pretty much dismissed it, until it suddenly happened.”
That was in 2014; and now in 2015 his words have not changed much and he is more than ready to become the next U.S. Senator for Nevada, ending the Reid legacy.
The stadium issue has given an edge to both Beers and fellow city councilman Stavros Anthony, who has been a strong supporter of Beers’ fight against the stadium and is now running for Mayor of Las Vegas to avoid the possibility of the stadium being an issue again after this June 7 election.
Councilman Anthony, a Las Vegas resident for 30 years, has upheld his campaign promise from his first election in 2009, to not support spending tax dollars on public projects. He was the only no vote on the City Hall project and the Mob Museum.
During an appearance on Face The Tribune radio show, Councilman Beers explained that he would sue the city if the measure is not placed on the ballot, and that is exactly what he did.
In a courtroom packed with reporters looking for the last-minute news results on the controversial soccer stadium issue, Judge Jerry Weise listened patiently to both sides before delaying his decision on a lawsuit brought by Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Beers and allies opposing the construction of the stadium with taxpayers’ money.
Two days later Judge Weise ruled that the stadium issue should be on the ballot and let the Las Vegas voters decide the issue.
Seaman is probably the most accessible to her constituents of all the present legislators in Nevada.
She meets with her constituents every Saturday and listens — yes, as incredible as it sounds, Victoria Seaman listens to what those who elected her have to say, and later she dedicates one hour (one to two in the afternoon) of her time on a radio show — Nevada Speaks — on radiotribune.com because she “wants the whole state of Nevada to be able to listen to her and hear what she has to say,” as she told a friend.