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Senator Pete Goicoechea & Assemblyman James Oscarson React to SB 21

For Immediate Release: Feb. 23, 2017 at 9:07:59 A.M. PST CARSON CITY

Senator Pete Goicoechea and Assemblyman James Oscarson released the following statement about SB 21, which seeks to abolish the Nye County Water District.

“This bill was brought to the Legislature by Nye County Commissioners. They introduced it, and they support it. We believe that this is a decision best made by local government and those closest to the issue. Any indications otherwise are simply untrue. We both believe in local control of water resources, but we will defer to the County Commission as to specific actions they wish to take. This is, after all, not a state issue but an issue of local government.”


Nevada Senate Bill #21.




Senator Goicoechea along with several dignitaries and elected officials turning dirt at the recent ground-breaking for the new VA Clinic in Pahrump.

As I work to represent the people of Nevada Senate District 19 in Carson City, I look forward to hearing from you and to working hard on the issues that you care about most.


Pete Goicoechea
Senator, Nevada District 19


Legislative Service:

  • Nevada Senate, 2013 - Present (first elected November 2012)
  • Nevada Assembly, 2003-2012 (first elected November 2002)
  • Minority Floor Leader, 2011-2012
  • Minority Whip, 2007-2010

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