By: Alan Snel
Businessman Jared Fisher takes pride in running for governor and the fact that his campaign for the Republican nomination is fueled by a grassroots effort.
And on Saturday morning, Fisher literally lived by those words when the candidate and his wife and kids ran the Girls on the Run 5K running event that celebrated the Girls on the Run after-school program. Girls on the Run is a nonprofit that operates in schools across the country—including a number of schools that cater to minority populations and underprivileged students. Their mission is “to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.”
The 5K event was held at Sunset Park, with Bristlecone Events’ Figgy Pudding 5K serving as a partner.
Fisher was running—and he was literally running on the grass of Sunset Park, only a few miles from McCarran International Airport.
Fisher also was running with a special partner—Jessica Gonzalez, an eighth-grader at Becker Middle School who was running her first 5K race.
The student was among 140 runners who ran this cool Saturday morning.
“I wish you a safe run,” Santa Claus said to all the runners. “In this run, no one is on my naughty list.”
The Fisher family also brought their nine-person pedaling vehicle, which was a popular hit at the run.
Several families took turns pedaling the vehicle and even students jumped on to ride it after the race.
“The bike is cool,” Santa Claus told this reporter.
While Fisher ran the event with the student—and even his own kids—several interested local residents came by the Fisher table to learn more about the first-time political candidate. Fisher has stressed education, a diversified economy and ecotourism in his campaign.
William Ragsdale, a chef who works at Green Valley Ranch in Henderson, stopped by to find out about Fisher. He’d visited Fisher’s business headquarters in Summerlin in the past and was impressed Fisher was running for governor.
And that nine-person bike vehicle also caught Ragsdale’s eye.
“I love that bike,” said Ragsdale, a mountain biker who was wearing a red Santa cap.
Fisher also met Mauricio Molina, whose family was participating in the run event.
Molina, a local forklift operator, also hopped on the nine-person bike vehicle and his family pedaled laps near the starting line.
“It’s great,” Molina said of enjoying the Fisher-mobile.
Heather Fisher, married to Fisher, was busy handing out festive holiday necklaces with a Christmas tree ball hanging from the necklace to the finishers.
The Fishers want to make Nevada healthy in every way and they live their lives that way every day.
The Fisher campaign will be holding a Healthy Nevada Day in January, so stay tuned for more details.
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.