Look at the television commercial for District Attorney Steve Wolfson who is running for reelection against a candidate that may not be able to be sworn in if he was going to win by mistake, because he may lose his case and end up doing time.
Raymond James “Jim” Duensing, a 32-year-old lawyer who was shot by a motorcycle police officer, is Steve Wolfson’s opposition in this 2014 race for District Attorney.
Five years ago (October 28, 2009) the 32-year-old attorney was stopped by the police for a traffic violation and soon after he was shot with a stun gun.
Duensing is scheduled for trial Oct. 28 on three felony charges resulting from the incident: unlawful possession of a firearm, carrying a concealed weapon, and resisting a police officer.
The possibility of Duensing winning this election is about as likely as our winning the lottery, but Wolfson’s campaign team is making him spend lots of money on television commercials, acting not in Wolfson’s best interest, but their own.
It is a well known secret that campaign managers profit undisclosed amounts of money in the production of television commercials and they get a “commission” — AKA a kickback — for the airtime they buy from the television stations.
Undersheriff Joseph Lombardo, running for sheriff, is running television commercials reminding the Clark County voters that he is the most educated candidate in the race of two.
What Lombardo doesn’t say in his commercials is that none of the previous sheriffs were as officially “educated” as he is and in one way or another they did a better job at the helm of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department that we envision he could do.
Another candidate, running for a judicial race, also misled the television audience by double-talking.
Richard Scotti has a television commercial in which he starts out inflating his qualifications and the truth about his background experience, then he ends by saying, “Your vote will allow me to keep serving you as a judge,” giving the impression that he is already a judge when he is not and has never been one.
Scotti’s desperation to be a judge got him to create his own Political Action Committee (PAC), known as Citizens For an Ethical Judiciary, and the first person Scotti endorsed with his Citizens For an Ethical Judiciary was himself, Richard Scotti.
He then added a group of unsecured and frustrated candidates belonging to Dave Thomas’ stable of judges that had to pay $1,000 each to be endorsed by the PAC.
Candidates of the caliber of John Watkins, Jason Staffel, Christine Guerci-Nyhus, Carolyn Ellsworth, Ken Pollock and others do not need to mislead the voters, lying to the audience or using double-talk because their record speaks for them, and the Clark County voters should make sure that these candidates are elected on November 4 in order to begin to have real change.