By Sunny Day
Las Vegas Tribune
Early on Tuesday morning North Las Vegas Mayor, John Lee, surprised the audience of Fox and Friends, as well as the host of the show, with a powerful political statement — he now is officially a Republican.
“In the Democrat party in Nevada,” the North Las Vegas mayor said, “four of the five recently ‘elected’ officials in Nevada are card-carrying socialists,” that is why he has officially switched parties from Democrat to Republican.
“The working class… and also the small business owners are not a part of the [Democrat] conversation anymore. It all has to do with the
elitists and it has to do with the socialists. That is not the agenda that I have in mind for this country for the future…. We are not for expanding the government to even bigger and more intrusive levels in our lives,” said the North Las Vegas mayor.
Mayor Lee, in what appears to be an open letter to his friends and supporters, explains what Las Vegas Tribune owners and writers have
been writing for several years: “Here in Nevada we have seen the full takeover of the Democratic Party by admitted socialists.”
A copy of the entire letter is added to this news item for everyone to realize that we are the only independent newspaper in Nevada telling
the truth always, like our founder and publisher said, “I always tell the truth, even when I lie, I tell the truth.”
Lee is a former member of the Nevada Senate, representing Clark County District 1 (2004-2012), and a former member of the Nevada Assembly, representing District 3 (1996-2000).
Lee was elected Mayor of North Las Vegas the first time in 2013 and then reelected in 2017, he is considered a great mayor by both parties
and is one of the most well liked and most popular mayor in North Las Vegas history.
At press time we have not been able to contact Mayor Lee and it is not known if there is the possibility of him challenging the current
In a telephone conversation Las Vegas Tribune General Manager, Perly Viasmensky, who has been furiously looking for a contender for the present Governor, stated that “Lee will have the full support of the Las Vegas Tribune, if he in fact decides to expand his political career.”