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Tom Taber

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Tom Taber
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Candidate for
Nevada State Assembly District 27
ProfessionRetired commercial pilot
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Tom Taber was a 2012 Republican candidate for District 27 of the Nevada State Assembly.


Campaign themes


The following quotes come from Taber's campaign website:[1]

Jobs: "We need to strongly promote short-term job growth to employ out-of-work Nevadans, and young people entering the workforce. We should reassess barriers to job growth, including regulations, red tape, and support provided to new or expanding companies. We then need to make changes where people will not be hurt or our environment damaged[.]"

Education: "The Nevada economy, dependent on tourism, gaming, and construction, will not provide an adequate driver for job or economic growth. To sustain job growth in competition with other states, we need to expand our long-term economic development efforts."

Taxes: "We cannot tax or borrow ourselves into full employment and prosperity. Tax increases hinder job growth. Cutting taxes during a recession would seriously impair schools and government services. The primary path to revenue growth is job growth. We need to carefully prioritize our expenditures."

Education: "Nevada’s K-12 education is not adequately preparing our youth to complete in a rapidly changing economy. We need serious improvement at all levels. Since 40 years of increased funding has led to decreased quality, increased funding is not sufficient. We need to escalate the education reform started in the last legislative session."



See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2012

Taber ran in the 2012 election for Nevada State Assembly District 27. He was selected by the Washoe County Republican Party as its general election candidate after Yvonne Larkin withdrew before the June 12 primary. Taber was defeated by incumbent Teresa Benitez-Thompson (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

Nevada State Assembly, District 27, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTeresa Benitez-Thompson Incumbent 57.8% 14,160
     Republican Tom Taber 42.2% 10,356
Total Votes 24,516

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