In Nevada, Fil-Am candidates run as local primary elections underway
NEVADA — Primary election in the Silver State is not as busy as the general election, but Filipino Americans are still taking their time to vote in this primary election. Meet two Fil-Am candidates running for a seat in Nevada.
Filipinos make up the second largest minority group in Nevada, and the largest minority in the Asian American and Pacific Islander community.
Tagalog ballots are available for Filipino registered voters.
This election, Fil-Am candidates are also on the ballot.
Tiffany Jones is half Filipina and half American vying for a State Senate District 9 seat, under the Republican party.
In a message to BA, Jones says that she is proud Pinay, and that she is confident of that Filipino Americans in Nevada will support her.
“If elected to state Senate, the first task I would tackle is to work on education; mainly I will make sure ESA will get funded so parents will have school choice, and also CCSD is allocating their funding correctly this is a huge issue for Filipino families, as Filipino parents are so involved in their children’s education.”
Another Filipino American is vying for the Clark County Clerk position, under the Republican Party.
Minddie Lloyd has been very active in the Vegas Asian American community. When disaster strikes the Philippines, Lloyd are among the community leaders to help and call on the Fil-Am community leaders to extend aid for the victims.
“I have dedicated my life to supporting first responders and defending innocent victims among us. I will use that knowledge in Carson City to refocus government on keeping our communities and families safe.”
“We have to sort them out, know what their plans, what agenda — we just don’t vote — Filipinos we have to sort them out too, but of course we support Filipino candidates,” said voter Corazon Carpio.
The Clark County election department says that more than 178,000 Nevadans cast ballots during early voting.