Elected to the Republican National Committee (RNC) as the national committeewoman for Nevada in 2012, Diana Orrock has thrown her hat into the ring to run for Assembly District 9 in Las Vegas, Nevada. She has been an active member of politics for nearly 20 years.
Orrock has lived in Las Vegas for 50 years. It was there that she and her husband raised their three children.
Not only has Orrock served as Nevada’s Republican National Committeewoman, she has also served as an executive board member of the Clark County Republican Party. Moreover, she has been a member of the central committee for the Nevada Republican Party and has also been a volunteer for several political campaigns on local, state, and federal levels.
Orrock was the first woman criminalist to be hired by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. She has also been a toxicologist, as well as a pediatric nurse. The political hopeful earned both of her Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of Nevada in Las Vegas.
The Assembly District 9 candidate states that she is a strong supporter of Second Amendment rights and a firm believer of the statement, “Shall not be infringed.” She is adamantly opposed to Obama’s executive order for a federal registry of all firearms. Orrock believes it is unnecessary to register firearms twice, as all responsible gun owners have already registered their weapons.
The future assemblywoman is against “Gun Free Zones,” believing this makes people in these areas targets. She also takes the stance that when guns become outlawed, then only outlaws will have them. She believes any person who has the courage to open-carry has been trained and is competent in their ability to handle firearms.
History has shown countries that have required registration of firearms end up disarming law-abiding citizens. She firmly stated, “I am not going to be any part of that.”
When it comes to education, Orrock’s stance on Common Core is it should not be allowed in any school system. Ideally, any authority in the school systems should be local. She believes the federal mandates of Common Core are going far beyond necessary guidelines and in the wrong direction, as the federal government has no business in the education system. Moreover, the testing standards and teaching forms are failing students across the nation.
According to Orrock, Common Core is an invasion of privacy. The answers to questions that require personal information from students and their families delve too deeply into matters not related to education. Common Core also tracks students’ records over the course of their educational careers. Orrock states, “It is a total exercise in frustration.”
There are other states who have refused to implement the federal program. She recommends that, “People should home-school their children or send them to private schools.”
In an article written by Orrock for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, she stated that the Education Savings Accounts (ESA) program needs to be strengthened. The biggest problem is it refuses to allow parents with children registered in private schools to open an ESA. They must first enroll their children in the public school system for 100 days before they are able to participate in the savings account. This same rule applies to parents who home-school their children.
By Cathy Milne
Edited by Leigh Haugh
Interview: Jan. 6, 2016, Diana Orrock
GOP Website: State Leadership, Diana Orrock – National Committeewoman
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Image Courtesy of Diana Orrock With Permission