Questionnaire Responses

Sigal Chattah

We reached out to just about every candidate that we ranked with a questionnaire specific to the office they are running for. Here are the answers Ms. Chattah provided.

Ms. Chattah is a Republican. She's running to be Nevada's next Attorney General.

Tell us about your background. What are your qualifications for this position?

I am a 20 year attorney licensed in Nevada. I spent 12 years on ethics and discipline with the State Bar of Nevada. I have litigated on every level in both Nevada State Courts, Appellate and Supreme Court, United States District Court and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. I've practiced both civil and criminal law in both.

Do you agree or disagree with the measures taken by state officials in response to the COVID-19 pandemic? What do you think should have been done or done differently?

I absolutely disagree with the measures taken by State officials during COVID-19. I sued the Gov. and AG in numerous lawsuits, including places of worship in Calvary Chapel Lone Mountain v Sisolak Et Al. Vaccines case in Hetly v Sisolak, Closure of Legislature in Meehan v Sisolak, closure of small businesses in Orion Star v Sisolak, and mask mandates in schools in Branch Noto- v Sisolak and CCSD. Clearly, I did the Attorney General's job in Nevada.

Many voters are unhappy with our public school system. What policies or actions would you prescribe to repair or replace the existing system? Do you support “school choice” policies such as educational savings accounts? Why or why not?

I support school choice and ESA's and have been vocal about introducing curriculum transparency legislation in the 2023 session.

Please briefly describe your political philosophy. What are your guiding principles?

I'm a Constitutional originalist and believe that the constitution must be interpreted in its original form. I am therefore a Constitutional carry candidate and support the Constitutional carry in Nevada. I am against Federal overreach and believe that the AG's duty lies in protecting Nevadans against the Administrative State.

Many voters are concerned about inflation and its impact. What could be done at the state or national level to address the root causes of inflation or mitigate its impact on the public?

Since Nevada is flush with Federal grant money from COVID and Build Back Better, it is clear that an option would be to suspend property tax, gas tax and sales tax until inflation can be mitigated. This would not be a long term solution but would allow Nevadans to breathe during these hard times. The Gov. could call an emergency legislative session to effectuate this.

What would your priorities be in directing the Bureau of Consumer Protection? What are your most pressing issues?

The most pressing issue is predatory sales on our most vulnerable community which is senior citizens. Second would be to suspend arbitrary prosecutions resulting in overburdensome Consent Decrees that stifle businesses in Nevada.

How do you balance your mandate to protect the rights of Nevadans with your duty to defend state officers? Are there situations in which those goals are in conflict with one another?

It is rare that the goals conflict with each other, but we did see this anomaly during COVID, where the Gov violated civil liberties and the AG did nothing to stop him. We again see this, with Zach Conine voluntarily divesting Nevada from companies that manufacture rifles. Zach Conine blatantly violated his fiduciary duty to invest in the most profitable companies on behalf of Nevadans and pension funds, and instead is taking an ESG approach attempting to perpetuate a moral narrative instead of profitability for our employees. In that event, I would always put Nevadans civil liberties and pecuniary interests above defending any of the Constitutional offices.