Kristopher Dahir is the 1st Nevada candidate to Get the transparency in Politics seal for disclosing background check

Kristopher Dahir is the 1st Nevada candidate to Get the transparency in Politics seal for disclosing background check

When Jody Baden was on the Washoe County School Board, she remembers being amazed that the only requirements to run for office were to present a driver’s license, a check for the filing fee and be eligible to vote. There is less scrutiny to run for office than get a job at Walmart, said Baden, whose last name was Ruggiero when she was on the school board from 2001-2008.

Interview with KUNR
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Interview with KUNR

Radio Interview Political candidates don’t need background checks. Seriously? Purple Politics Nevada with Lucia Starbuck is KUNR’s monthly show about Nevada politics and the 2024 election. This episode is about a lesser-known truth: political candidates don’t undergo background checks, and one Nevada-based organization’s efforts to change that. Transcript (UPBEAT JAZZ MUSIC BEGINS) LUCIA STARBUCK, HOST: Welcome to Purple Politics Nevada. I’m your host, Lucia Starbuck. The name reflects the fact that Nevada isn’t red or blue — it’s both. Today, we’re…

HOW TO CHOOSE A CANDIDATE

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Santos refuses to resign ahead of expulsion

Santos refuses to resign. This underscores one of the main reasons that I believe political candidates should share a background check with the public BEFORE the elections. Santos refusing to resign is making it painfully clear that is it very difficult to remove someone from office once elected. The Senate has not yet expelled him and he’s been in office almost a year. Elections are for removing people from office, but how long does the public have to suffer until…

Is Menendez the only senator to be indicted? Here’s 12 others.

Senator Robert Menendez, D-New Jersey, has been recently indicted for the second time. He’s the 14th sitting senator to face charges and he and his wife are now facing charges of corruption and allegedly accepting significant bribes of cash, gold mortgage payments and a Mercedes-Benz. Would his prior indictment have shown up on a Peopletrail background check? I would say probably, yes, since pending cases are located in court records. We have no idea what else might be in his…

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