Closing the book on Wheeler complaints
January 24, 2014
Regarding "Wheeler settles ethics, residence challenges [with Secretary of State's Office]" (Record Courier Jan. 17-14), this closes out the cowardly attempt by Wheeler's revenge-soaked former opponent to destroy the man who beat him in a clean election.
The damage this defeated tax-raiser did to his personal reputation reminds me of the cartoon where Yosemite Sam gets so angry he accidentally puts the dynamite down his own pants.
Messaging from the only currently declared AD39 primary challenger, a perfectly lovely person, is mostly biography and generalities.
Why is no one interested in challenging Wheeler on his legislative record?
Maybe because after only his freshman term, Assemblyman Wheeler was ranked No. 1 in Northern Nevada by NPRI and Citizen's Outreach. He kept his campaign promises, delivering an unapologetically pro-gun, fiercely anti-tax record and managed to irritate pro-tax Republicans, calling them out when he thought they were wrong.
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Assembly District 39 voters supported Assemblyman Wheeler because he ran as a constitutional conservative, and he delivered on that platform.