I’m Barry Michaels and i’m tired of what’s going on in Washington. I believe our two-party system is destroying our nation and I want to do something about it. I can’t remember a time in my life when a member of one political party could not talk with a member of the opposite party without the possibility of having a physical confrontation.
Today more than ever, we need to pay closer attention to the candidates rather than the party. I’ve never held political office but I’m educated in knowing how government works and I know from experience how to get things done. I’ve chosen to run as an Independent so I have no party affiliation and free to choose what’s best for Nevada and our Country.
My political views lean toward conservatism on economic issues and liberal on social issues. I believe jobs and education come first and together they can lead to a healthy economy and are the keys to building a stronger state and country. I’ve created “plans” to help make us even greater than we already are. My plans start with a numerical spread sheet, “dollars in vs dollars out” and are designed to be at minimum revenue neutral.
Remember, as an Independent candidate I will not be in the primary election so be sure to look for me on the ballot in the general election next November. Thank you!
Please read my story
I grew up in Brooklyn, New York and after graduating Chiropractic College in 1969, I moved to Los Angeles where I lived for twenty plus years until relocating to Las Vegas in 1992.
After practicing chiropractic in Los Angeles for a number of years I made an unusual decision that my patients were interfering with my other businesses interests so I sold my practice and never looked back. For the next over forty years I owned and operated numerous business from a pizza parlor to a national airline.
I’m a divorced father of two daughters, Eleza 24 and Erikka 27, both attended the Clark County Public School System and I’m very proud to say they both earned full academic scholarships to the University of Redlands.
For the purpose of disclosure, I have what many would say is a “checkered past” having spent fifteen months at the Nellis Federal Prison Camp in North Las Vegas for a white collar offense.
It was then that I became a frequent visitor to the prison law library where I began to appeal aspects of my conviction and realized I enjoyed helping other inmates with their legal issues. I soon realized I had acquired a special love for the law and promised myself upon my release I would go to law school.
Upon my release, I began my quest by taking the Law School Admissions Test (LSATS), followed by several law school applications but was eventually turned down by all of the schools.
Instead I enrolled at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) where I earned Bachelor Degree in Political Science (2005) and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration (2007).
I continued to apply to different law schools, like before without success.
After taking my first political science class I realized how important politics were and how it affects our everyday life. I also learned even with a prior felony conviction I could run for political office.
My first political event was in ‘02 when I wrote and sponsored two Nevada Initiatives. The first would have provided additional funds for K – 12 public education, while the second was to change a Nevada Statute from a presumption of”joint custody” to “shared custody.”
In 2005 I decided to run for the 3rd., Congressional District of Nevada and the first thing I did was to make sure everyone knew I was a felon. I have since run for the same position in ’08, ’10, ’12 & ’16 and debated: Congressman Jon Porter, Congressman Joe Heck, Congresswoman Dina Titus and Congresswoman Jackie Rosen all of whom have occupied that same congressional seat.
In February of 2016 I formed Americans For Civil Rights an IRS approved 501c3 public charity See: www.americansforcivilrights.org. Shortly thereafter filed a class action lawsuit against the Attorney General of the United States and the Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) attacking provision of the Federal Gun Control Act. The case is currently pending in the 9th Circuit, headed towards the U. S. Supreme Court. See: www.michaelsvslynch.com
Thank you for reading my story
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