By: Alan Snel
Lisa Tumuluk woke up early Saturday morning and was cooking breakfast at her Las Vegas home when her husband saw gubernatorial candidate Jared Fisher being interviewed on the Channel 13 early morning news.
Fisher, a small business owner and family man, was telling the Channel 13 newsperson about the Healthy Nevada Days running and walking event/expo that his campaign was organizing later that day at Sunset Park, which is not too far from McCarran International Airport.
Tumuluk said her husband watched the TV news report on Healthy Nevada Days and had two words for her: “Let’s go.”
So, just two hours later, Tumuluk ran a 5K and walked a mile in the park at Eastern Avenue and Sunset Road, with hundreds of active race goers where they then enjoyed a health expo with 25 vendors and won free outdoor gear.
The Fisher for Governor campaign partnered with Bristlecone Events to stage the three-hour Healthy Nevada Day event. Fisher, who owns a prominent outdoor touring company and several retail bicycle stores, also envisions a healthy Nevada in the education, economy and energy categories.
“I love that an active, younger person is running for governor,” said David Rogers, a vegetable farmer who owns Vegas Veggies and was one of the Healthy Nevada Days vendors.
Fisher, who personally checked in on every vendor and even emceed the event, told Rogers, “I hope you sell lots of veggies.”
The free 5K run and one mile walk drew 500 registrants and 100 walk-up participants and they all enjoyed moving through Sunset Park’s paved trails on a cool and cloudy Saturday morning.
And the race has begun! #HealthyNevada pic.twitter.com/GoEEBL2vV9
— Fisher for Nevada (@fisherfornevada) January 20, 2018
Fisher explained to one vendor that his campaign has included bicycling to Nevada’s small cities and communities between Las Vegas and Reno to meet state residents face-to-face.
“It was a new and interesting way to get to know the small communities,” Fisher told Jim and Regina Hull, owners of the Joe2Go coffee truck that was parked at the expo.
Fisher also enjoyed meeting Rob Erekson, owner of the Desert Dash company, which puts on five desert trail run events from March 3 to Nov. 23.
“I have never seen another candidate for governor who is so out with the people,” Erekson said after Fisher visited his table and tent. “As a fellow outdoorsman, it’s exciting to see a candidate who lives in the outdoors.”
Several runners also were impressed that a candidate for governor would put on such a healthy event.
And vendor Amanda Morgan, a representative with the Isagenix nutrition company, said she researched Fisher before coming as a vendor and was impressed with his credentials.
“He’s a super family man and he has a big vision for Nevada,” Morgan said.
Runners and participants took Fisher for governor signs and donned campaign T-shirts before they left Sunset Park.
Ryan Cervantez took a sign and insisted on Fisher posing with him for a photo before he left.
Eric Larsen, owner of Bristlecone Events, which staged the run and walk and recruited vendors for the event, said he enjoyed working with Fisher on Healthy Nevada Days. Bristlecone hosts local running events nearly every month.
“This made sense for me because we share similar perspectives and lifestyles,” Larsen said.
About Fisher for Nevada: Fisher for Nevada is the campaign website of Jared Fisher, candidate in the 2018 Nevada governor election. Jared Fisher is running on a platform for positive, productive leadership for a Healthy Nevada. This includes an emphasis on a diversified economy, a strong education system and clean, renewable energy.