Melanie became a prosecutor to protect Nevada’s families. Melanie works with victims of crime from all parts of our community every day, giving voice to their needs and guiding them through the judicial process. She works hard to hold violent offenders responsible, while helping our most vulnerable. Melanie has successfully fought to uphold convictions in sexual assault, child abuse, and murder cases.
Melanie believes we need to provide our law enforcement and first responders with the resources and support they need to protect and serve our community effectively. Because of her track record, Melanie is the only candidate in this race who has received the endorsement of the Las Vegas Police Protective Association, the Nevada Highway Patrol, and the Professional Firefighters of Nevada.
One of Melanie’s top priorities in the State Senate will be fighting to enforce universal background checks, which passed overwhelmingly by ballot measure in Senate District 9, but has still not been implemented. Melanie believes universal background checks are critical to keeping guns out of the hands of criminals, gang members, terrorists, and the dangerously mentally ill.
Melanie also supports banning bump-stocks, the gun attachment that was used in the tragic Las Vegas mass shooting that took place on October 1, 2017. Bump stocks allow semi automatic guns to fire rounds as rapidly as a fully automatic gun. Melanie believes there is no reason anyone should have their hands on this device, and she will fight to outlaw them in Nevada.
Because of her work with victims of crime and domestic abuse, Melanie wants to make sure we implement policies that protect our most vulnerable. Melanie will fight to make it a felony to violate domestic abusers.
Melanie also wants to take measures to prevent crime from happening in the first place. That’s why she will fight for more after-school programs, job training opportunities and mental health treatment options.
Melanie has a record of keeping our families safe and she will always fight to protect Nevada’s families from crime and support our law enforcement.