Steve's Moral Compass

"Integrity and honesty in politics are vital to a healthy democracy."







To have an engaged public, voters need to trust what their politicians are saying and have open access to information.

This means ordinary citizens should be what influences government decisions; not corporate America and their use of former politicians and lobbyists they employ to use their connections to get what they want over that of working Americans.


Mutual Respect and Diversity


Steve believes in practicing mutual respect for qualities and experiences that are different from our own.

This includes recognizing that personal, cultural and institutionalized discrimination creates and sustains privileges for some while creating and sustaining disadvantages for others, and building alliances across differences so that we can work together to eradicate all forms of discrimination.

More than just acknowledging and/or tolerating difference, diversity is a set of conscious practices that requires understanding and appreciating interdependence of humanity, cultures, and the natural environment.

Open-Mindedness and Forward-Looking


As Steve sees it, it's about working on a larger scope, and being open to many more ways to do things.

District 3 is a diverse community. It is important to be able to adapt to a variety of cultures and to be open to and curious about the ideas of others. This is especially true in working with people who are culturally different from the mainstream and very often culturally different from each other.

You have to be able to work with people as peers, and see their differences not only as acceptable but perhaps even preferable to one's own. This is thinking beyond your culture.

Accountability with Transparency


To have an engaged public, voters need to trust what their politicians are saying and have open access to information.

This means ordinary citizens should be what influences government decisions; not corporate America and their use of former politicians and lobbyists they employ to use their connections to get what they want over that of working Americans.

Good Governance


Our political system only functions properly if all Nevadans are actively engaged in the democratic process, and ethics is its underlying principle.

By setting out clear rules that public officials must abide by, and by holding persons accountable when those rules are broken, Nevadans can have confidence in their elected representatives and political system.