2022 Nevada Governor Candidate Guide

Joe Lombardo (R) vs Steve Sisolak (D)

Governor | Election | Nov 8, 2022

The Candidates

Joe Lombardo

Joe Lombardo

Republican

Steve Sisolak

Steve Sisolak

Democrat

Incumbent

The Issues

Climate Change

Should climate change be a top priority? Tax or limit the output of greenhouse gases, or support renewable energy?

Joe Lombardo (R)

No position found.

Steve Sisolak (D)

Yes. In 2019 signed a bill setting a goal of “zero or near-zero emissions” by 2050. Passed a 2021 energy bill with “climate forward policies.” Nevada has “the highest number of solar panels per capita in the nation.”

Education

Use public funding for private and/or for-profit schools?

How to address the teaching of issues around racism?

Increase funding for K-12 and higher education?

Health Care

Increase government role in health care, such as expanding Medicaid, limiting drug prices, or promoting COVID safety?

LGBT Rights

Limit or expand LGBTQ rights?

Joe Lombardo (R)

Limit. Supports Florida law limiting classroom discussion about sexual orientation. High school students should only compete in sports with members of the same biological sex.

Minimum Wage

Keep or raise the state minimum from $10.50 per hour?

Student Financial Aid

Support lowering interest on student loans or forgiving them?

Joe Lombardo (R)

No position found.

Steve Sisolak (D)

Yes, for specific groups. Signed a bill to expand loan forgiveness for health care professionals working in rural areas. Supports free tuition for community college students.

Voting Rules

Support tightened restrictions on such voting rules as absentee and early voting, and voter ID?

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