Las Vegas Physician, Small Business Owner Announces GOP Candidacy For Senate 9

CARSON CITY – A Las Vegas physician and small business owner today announced his GOP candidacy for Senate District 9, a seat formerly held by Republican Elizabeth Halseth, who resigned in mid-term last week for personal reasons.

Vick Gill is a managing partner of CVR Management, a privately held company that owns an ob/gyn practice and a farming operation. At CVR Management Gill employs over 65 workers.

Gill will try to hold on to the seat for state Senate Republicans, who are trying to regain the majority in the 21-member body for the 2013 legislative session. Democrats currently hold an 11-10 advantage.

Gill said he believes that with the current state budget deficit, Nevada needs lawmakers who have lived in the real world and can balance budgets and create jobs the way many small businesses do. One of his first priorities will be to put Nevadans back to work, he said.

“As a small business owner, I know how to create jobs and balance a budget,” Gill said. “We need transparency and accountability. We cannot spend money we do not have on programs that do not work. I will focus on reining in spending and eliminating waste.

“Nevada is hurting; we have the highest unemployment rate in the country, the highest foreclosure rate of any state, and the highest high school drop-out rate in the nation,” he said. “These may be sobering statistics to some, but this is reality for many here in Nevada. I am running for state Senate to bring common sense solutions to these everyday issues.”

After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in biology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Gill earned his medical degree from Xavier University School of Medicine.