Laxalt makes campaign stop in Minden on Sunday |

Laxalt makes campaign stop in Minden on Sunday

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Adam Laxalt announced his run for governor on Wednesday.
Geoff Dornan |

Gubernatorial hopeful Attorney General Adam Laxalt will be in Minden on Sunday as part of his 17-county campaign swing.

On Wednesday, Laxalt announced he is running for governor before hundreds of supporters in Las Vegas and Sparks.

“I am running for governor so that the dreams of Nevadans can endure and thrive beyond this generation and into the next,” said Laxalt. “This state has meant so much, and given so much, to me and to my family through the years. And it is with deep gratitude and humility that I ask for the trust of my fellow Nevadans, so that together, we can write Nevada’s next chapter — the greatest chapter yet in our state’s rich history.”

The announcement kicked off “The Laxalt 17” tour, a seven-day, statewide swing during which Laxalt will visit each of Nevada’s 17 counties.

Laxalt is scheduled to be at the CVIC Hall in Minden at 3:45 p.m. Sunday.

“Throughout this campaign, I’ll be sharing my vision for Nevada with citizens all across our great Silver State,” Laxalt said. “I look forward to speaking with and hearing from my fellow Nevadans about how we can improve our schools, continue to grow our economy and create jobs, and keep our families and communities safe.

“I have an enormous amount of faith in the people of this state,” Laxalt continued. “I know that together, we can build a stronger, safer, freer and more prosperous Nevada.”

Laxalt, a Republican, was sworn into office on Jan. 5, 2015, making him Nevada’s 33rd Attorney General. A father, husband, and fourth-generation native Nevadan, Laxalt is also a former Navy lieutenant who served as a Judge Advocate General, and volunteered to serve in a combat zone in Iraq, where he and his unit helped detain and prosecute thousands of war criminals and terrorists.