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Nevada State Democratic Party Chair Judith Whitmer statement on Mayor John Lee

Las Vegas, NV—Nevada State Democratic Party Chair Judith Whitmer on Tuesday released the following statement regarding North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee’s affiliation with the Republican Party:

“Mayor John Lee, who claims to have voted for Donald Trump twice, has an A+ rating from the National Rifle Association, and has always opposed a woman’s right to choose, has long been out of step with the core values of the Democratic Party, even as he has used our ballot line time and again to run for and win election to public office,” Chair Whitmer said

“It’s unfortunate he feels he needs to invoke our recent statewide leadership elections to justify his disaffiliation with our Party, but the fact of the matter is that Mayor Lee finds himself at odds with President Biden, Governor Sisolak, and all Democrats in Nevada who are fighting to provide real relief to working people,” Whitmer continued. “Across the board, the Democratic Party is delivering results and making good on our promises to all Nevadans. It’s not only good policy, but good politics. NV Dems intends to continue delivering results and electing Democrats up and down the ballot on 2022 and beyond.”