Assemblyman Kelvin Atkinson, who currently represents district 17 in the state Assembly, has announced that he will seek the state Senate seat for Senate district 4 which is being vacated by Steven Horsford, who had previously announced that he will be running for the US Congress in Nevada’s newly created 4th Congressional District.
“After much reflection, discussion with my family and members of the community, I have decided to formally announce for the 4th Senate District. I have long standing ties with the community there, not just through my work in the Assembly, but also through my involvement of my church, Victory Missionary Baptist” which lies in the new Senate District 4, stated Assemblyman Kelvin Atkinson.
Atkinson has been in the Assembly since his election in 2002; from 2007 to 2009 he chaired the Transportation Committee and most recently chaired the Commerce and Labor Committee. He is also active in a variety of organizations, including the NAACP, the National Black Caucus of State Legislators and the National Conference of State Legislatures.
“Given my record in the Assembly, I believe I can continue to provide not only my constituents but all of Nevadan’s with a powerful voice in the legislature. The 4th Senate District has a long history of strong advocates for their community and I believe I have the experience to continue that tradition,” stated Atkinson. He also noted that “prior to my announcement, I spoke with many community leaders throughout the district and the support for my campaign was overwhelming.”
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