I’ve always believed that candidates should be open and honest with voters, which is why I think any discussion I have about veterans’ issues should begin with the following admission:
I’m not a veteran.
I don’t know what it’s like to step foot on a battlefield and risk my life for my country. To try to pander to the 300,000 veterans in Nevada by saying “I know what you’re going through” would be disingenuous. I believe our vets deserve better than that.
I will always be grateful to my brother for serving our country and for the vet hospital that saved his life. It is very important to honor our vets with the service they deserve for their service to us.
What I can say is that I’m a good listener.
This is why I plan on devoting the next 30 days to listening to veterans and meeting with vet service providers to help identify gaps so that when in office, I will be able to help fill them at both the state and local level.
I’ll also be hosting a Veteran’s Round Table in order to provide an opportunity for vets to voice their concerns, offer recommendations and propose solutions.
If you know of an issue that is facing Nevada’s veterans or their family members that you would like to bring to my attention, please
write to me at email@example.com. I will respond personally to each and every correspondence.
Your candidate for governor,
The #VeteransListeningTour continues with a recent stop at the Veterans Transition Resource Center—A 100% volunteer-run #nonprofit for active military, #vets & their families that offers a great #entrepreneurship + employment program. Thank you to Founder Jim Lytner for the tour. pic.twitter.com/I84bc2dA4n
— Fisher for Nevada (@fisherfornevada) March 16, 2018
About Jared Fisher
Jared Fisher is a Republican businessman from Southern Nevada. He is running for governor of Nevada in 2018 on a platform that includes a focus on diversifying the economy, strengthening the education system and investing in clean, renewable energy. You can learn more about his stances on various issues by visiting his Issues Page.