Questionnaire Responses

Jeff Stone

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 Mr. Stone provided.

Mr. Stone is a Republican. He's running to represent Nevada's 20th Senate District.


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

Growing up in California, I saw first-hand how strong policies can lead to a booming economy and how the wrong leadership can lead to its dramatic downfall. I’m a licensed pharmacist and business owner by trade, and after seeing mismanagement negatively affect our community, I decided to get into politics. I had the honor to serve 12 years as a City Councilman in Temecula, 10 years as a member of the Board of Supervisors in Riverside County, and nearly 5 years in the California State Senate.

In 2019, I served as the Western Regional Representative of the U.S. Department of Labor where I was proud to have contributed to one of the greatest economic booms our country has ever seen. After leaving my post with the U.S. Department of Labor and after traveling to Nevada and doing business in the state for over a decade, my family and I decided to call Nevada home permanently.

Growing up in California, I saw first-hand how strong policies can lead to a booming economy and how the wrong leadership can lead to its dramatic downfall. I’m a licensed pharmacist and business owner by trade, and after seeing mismanagement negatively affect our community, I decided to get into politics. I had the honor to serve 12 years as a City Councilman in Temecula, 10 years as a member of the Board of Supervisors in Riverside County, and nearly 5 years in the California State Senate.

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?

Wholeheartedly disagree. Overreaching government control was the cause for businesses to shutter, our economy to collapse, and our kids to go years without the proper education. Multiple publications have highlighted that Nevada had one of the worst pandemic responses in the entire country. Moving forward, we need to elect representatives that understand the importance of maintaining our freedoms and help get our state back on the right track.

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?

Plain and simple - we must empower parents to be in the driver's seat of their child's education, not bureaucrats or politicians. I believe initiatives such as school choice and educational savings accounts give our kids more opportunities to succeed. In addition, we need to prioritize creative initiatives that help children grow up knowing they have a future in this state with attractive job tracks, trade school options, and more industry advancements to guide the next generations of Nevadans towards a prosperous future.

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

A limited, efficient government that gives people every opportunity to succeed and achieve the American dream.

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?

Due to a lack of leadership at both the national and state level, inflation and a categorical recession are causing everyday Nevadans to struggle. As a nation and a state, we need to refocus our efforts on growing American jobs and American products to create a stable future for our state. For far too long, we have been a three-legged economy and haven't been doing enough to attract and grow industries right here at home to create long-lasting high-paying jobs for Nevadans now and in the future.

What would be your top priorities in the Nevada state legislature?

Once elected, my top priorities would be:

  • Bringing integrity back to our election system
  • Supporting initiatives that put our children first and give parents a voice
  • Supporting our law enforcement and first responders on the front lines of keeping our communities safe
  • Putting an end to dangerous government overreach that has overrun our state and our nation
  • And giving our hard-working healthcare workers the support they need, expanding care in the rural parts of our communities, addressing the mental health crisis in our state, and continuing to encourage healthcare workers not only to learn here - but to make Nevada home
Who or what are the largest political special interests in Nevada, and which of these do you see as having a positive or negative influence?

Any politician that subscribes to a pay-for-play environment isn't doing the job for public service but for personal gain. We need to elect leaders who aren’t beholden to special interests but accountable to the people. People often think "campaign contributions" have a nexus to how an elected official will or will not vote. I do not accept any contributions from anyone that feels that their political contributions will decide any vote that I will take. If elected, as I have done 7 times before, I will represent the best interests of my constituents. I am always appreciative of those that financially support my political campaigns based on my political philosophies.

I have always had an "open door policy" in every office that I have held. Hence, all interests can be considered "special" in the eyes of a particular group (large and small) and will be welcomed to advocate for or against an issue that I will vote on.

Making Nevada the best that it can be with the finite resources we have will be my mantra over the next 4 years while working with all interests.