Dempsey enters the ring

clip_image001Gardnerville resident Brian Dempsey filed with the Nevada Secretary of State today as a Democratic candidate for the 2nd Congressional District.

“Today I made it official,” said Dempsey, “but I’ve been on this road, literally, for almost a year now. I’ve traveled hundreds of miles at a stretch, sometimes to meet with groups as small as three or four, so I could reach out to the citizens of this district – young and old, men and women; employed and unemployed, in retirement and in training – to listen to their concerns and hear them talk about their hopes and dreams. This has given me a first-hand, first-person understanding of what the citizens of this district are going through, and what they expect from their Representative in Washington.”

clip_image002A graduate of South Tahoe High School, Dempsey moved to Carson Valley in 1996. After leaving the Marine Corps, he studied at Western Nevada College and built a career as a grocery store manager. Now the pride and joy of his life is his 6 year old son, Ender.

“After all the dark times Nevada families have gone through in recent years,” said Dempsey, “I am ready to move mountains, if necessary, to build a brighter future for my son’s generation. Sadly, all we’ve seen in Washington of late has been obstructionism and partisan politics. I’m determined to change that.”

Dempsey believes the electorate knows exactly what it wants. “Regardless of party affiliation,” said Dempsey, “the voters I’ve talked to want all the same things I do: more jobs, better education, respect and fairness for all – including immigrants – and a health care system that will be affordable for the taxpayers in decades to come.”

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