Diana Orrock Seeks to Serve as District 9 Assemblywoman [Part 2]

Diana Orrock
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
Las Vegas Review-Journal: Assembly Republicans missed huge opportunity
Image Courtesy of Diana Orrock With Permission

Diana Orrock Seeks to Serve as District 9 Assemblywoman [Part 1]

OrrockDiana Orrock, who currently serves Nevada as the state’s Republican national committeewoman, is running for District 9 assemblywoman in 2016. She says she is focused on being a principled and trusted member of her state house. Orrock also believes “there’s nothing wrong with telling the truth.” These are the values she will use to serve the needs of the constituents in the district. Furthermore, the candidate believes that as a long-time resident of Las Vegas, she understands the issues close to Nevadan’s hearts. The issues Orrock will address as an assemblywoman are taxes, education, health care, and defending the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution.

During an interview with a Guardian Liberty Voice reporter, Orrock explained why she is seeking office as the District 9 assemblywoman.  She said, “I am running because I am tired of politicians who campaign one way, who say they are conservatives and they are going to represent their constituents,” but when they get into office, they do the opposite. “This behavior is not acceptable at any level, whether it be national, state, or local.”

The candidate also emphatically said, “There is a huge disconnect in how most Republicans campaign and then, once elected, most abandon the cornerstones of the Republican platform of lower taxes and reducing the size of government.”

“As a paleoconservative, my political philosophy is that of smaller, limited government and civil society and a Western religious and national identity. I support military intervention only to the extent that it is in response to a direct threat to national security, as described in the Constitution. I also do not support illegal immigration or the welfare state.”

The candidate explained that her opponent claims to be a conservative, but against the wishes of 77 percent of the voters in District 9, he voted for the largest tax increase in the state’s history. “I can assure you that had my opponent campaigned on wanting to raise taxes, he never would have been elected. The voters and small business owners in Nevada are very upset and feel betrayed by the Republicans who voted for the $1.5 billion Commerce Tax.” This tax became effective on July 1, 2015.

“To help small businesses flourish in Nevada, taxes need to be lower in order to attract other businesses. You are not going to draw businesses to the state with the new tax structure. Currently, small businesses hire and employ 40 percent of the people in the state.”

According to the Small Business Administration, Nevada’s small businesses created over 15,000 jobs in 2012. There are no statistics for subsequent years, however with the new taxes and increased business license fees, there is speculation this number will not increase. In 2015, the licensing fee for corporations was $200;  The new cost in 2016 is $500.

According to Orrock, she will stand by her word as a principled Republican who can be trusted. She seeks to serve the constituents as the assemblywoman for District 9 with integrity and to do so as a true fiscal conservative.

By Cathy Milne

Interview: Jan. 6, 2016, with Diana Orrock
GOP Website: State Leadership, Diana Orrock – National Committeewoman
Elect Diana Orrock Website

All Images Courtesy of Diana Orrock – Published With Permissionn