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Equality Nevada director Lauren Scott files to run for state assembly

Monday, March 19, 2012

RENO, Nev. — Nevada business consultant and community activist Lauren Scott has filed to run as a Republican candidate for the state Assembly, and if elected, would be the country’s first openly transgender person to serve as a state legislator.

Lauren Scott

Scott is the executive director of Equality Nevada and a leading advocate for civil rights issues in Nevada. She also works as a consultant to government and private industry, focusing on business development and renewable energy issues.

Formerly a Democrat, Scott registered as a Republican for the first time last year, and said that as a Republican she can more effectively work to overcome the gridlock in Carson City.

Scott was an active-duty member of the U.S. Air Force for nearly seven years, and was awarded two Achievement Medals and a Commendation Medal for her service during Operation Desert Storm.

She received an honorable discharge in 1994.

Last year Scott worked for the successful passage of the Nevada Assembly’s bill to outlaw discrimination against transgender people.

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4 more reader comments:

  1. Yes but She is a Republican thus The Enemy Republican Gays will do nothing to advance Our cause

    Posted on Monday, March 19, 2012 at 5:47pm
  2. I quote Ms. Soctt re her decision to switch parties: ““We need visionary and decisive leaders in Carson City, not legislators beholden to corporate interests. If left unchecked, neoconservative policies will turn Nevada into a corporate-owned wasteland, not a state for the people and their families. I will bring leadership and common sense back to the Republican Party,” Scott said.

    “We need to do more to make Nevada more attractive to a wide range of businesses. By reducing energy costs, removing barriers to competition, encouraging rural development and supporting Nevada entrepreneurs, we can get Nevada working again. Employed people increase revenues from payroll taxes, sales taxes, property taxes and fuel taxes and depend less on social services. They buy more and spend more, which results in even more economic growth,” Scott added.”

    Posted on Monday, March 19, 2012 at 5:49pm
  3. Nooooooooo….passsss

    Posted on Monday, March 19, 2012 at 5:57pm
  4. i hope she wins hands down

    Posted on Monday, March 19, 2012 at 6:00pm