When Can I Vote? - Reno Elections 2018

Voting day is almost here.  The 2018 Reno City Council primaries are less than a month away.  June 12, 2018 is the official voting day where you can help choose the next Reno Mayor, but early voting begins May 26, 2018 in Washoe County.   

It is important to remember that voter turnout in the mid-terms is significantly lower than during years where there is a Presidential election.  This means your vote this year will have more weight and influence towards the future of Reno.   So you should vote!  

Eddie Lorton for Reno Mayor 2018

Reno Mayor Race 2018 Campaign Updates - April 21, 2018

Hello Reno voters.  The city council has many seats up for grabs this year, and the candidates for Reno City Council are now public knowledge. The Reno primary elections are sneaking up, and will be held here in June 2018 - this means early voting will start in May. Now is the time to start researching and learning more about the candidates for Reno City Council, including the Reno Mayoral Race. Below is my opinion and strategy going forward. 

First, I did not file for Reno Mayor in 2018, and am not an official candidate at this time.  I am deferring to a later Reno City Council election and will conduct another exploratory campaign in advance of that and will be sure to let you know when I kick that off.

Next, I am supporting Eddie Lorton for Reno Mayor 2018.  Why? Here is my story.

I decided to run for Reno Mayor originally because I disagree with the current Reno City Council.  I work downtown, and its a become worse than ever due to the lack of efforts by the City Council.  I believe that they are run by lobbyists and special interest groups, and that they don't understand the laws in Nevada and Washoe County, nor what their roles are intended to be, nor the basic needs of the residents of Reno.  They are an isolate group that doesn't represent the city. They show youthful optimism for appearance reasons but lack common sense, use discretionary funds (donate them) to buy votes, and govern like they are a legislative body when, in fact, they are an oversight board over the City Staff.  Our own mayor even tried to manipulate Nevada State Legislation last May to give herself veto power over the other council members, and thus create a "Reno President" position so she would have extreme power and control.  I could make this paragraph 10 pages long, but I will instead be posting more here on this blog in the near future. 

In March 2018, Eddie Lorton and I were gearing up to spend the primaries campaigning against each other.  Reno's elections are a top-two non-partisan election, the incumbent is highly funded and will likely pass the primaries no problem.  Eddie Lorton and I would have been wasting time and money, but we are both reasonable and approachable men. Mr. Lorton reached out to me for a meeting.  We have the same goals, and thus, it made sense for us to work together. We are attempting to shift the Reno City Government in an honest direction.  We both want smarter spending, we don't monopolies in our community, we want better deals and smarter contracts, we want full transparency, and we want the citizens of Reno to stop being fleeced.

Please support Mr. Lorton with me.  Give him a call or shoot him an email.  He is great about responding.  Visit his website to learn more about why Eddie Lorton should be the next Reno Mayor. 





Reno Nevada: “My exploratory campaign for Reno Mayor 2018 has ended.  I plan to defer my campaign to a future election. I have decided the best path forward is to work with candidates who currently share my vision.  I have met with two of them this past year, Mayor Hillary Schieve and Eddie Lorton, to discuss Reno.  While I appreciate the kindness and service of Mayor Schieve, Mr. Lorton’s values and interests are much closer to what my campaign was about.  I believe that Mr. Lorton has his thumb on the pulse of the Reno economy and understands what businesses in our community need to thrive.  I encourage all voters to look up Mr. Lorton and learn more about his mission and beliefs.”

“Whoever wins, I hope that they will fix the disfunction at City Hall, increase police numbers and community safety, crackdown on drug dealers and substance abuse, work with Washoe County to address the rising homeless situation, and get smarter about the City’s assets and budget.” 
“In closing, new fresh ideas are the way forward, but we cannot forget Reno’s roots in the process.  Common sense politics is what we need right now – not politicians.  We need a City Council who are not puppets to special interest groups and who understand and abide by the letter of the law.”

For comprehensive information on the former candidate, please visit BrandonSiri.com.  

For Media Inquiries:
Brandon Siri                        

Coverage of the Announcement

Many thanks to the local media outlets for the coverage.  There are a few more than this that I will attempt to track and update this page. Links below:

KRNV: http://mynews4.com/news/local/brandon-siri-announces-campaign-for-reno-mayor

KTVN: http://www.ktvn.com/story/35071623/brandon-siri-announces-candidacy-for-reno-city-mayor-in-2018-election 

KOLO: http://www.kolotv.com/content/news/Reno-casino-executive-Siri-launches-campaign-for-Reno-mayor-418367673.html

KKOH: http://www.kkoh.com/2017/04/05/reno-mayor-has-a-challenger/ (also, tomorrow 4/4/17, I will have an interview air on KOH - the first of the campaign)

FOX11: http://foxreno.com/news/local/brandon-siri-announces-campaign-for-reno-mayor



“It is with great enthusiasm and excitement to announce that I am running for Reno Mayor.  I am grateful for the early support I have received from family and friends, and optimistic and energized by the outpouring of support I am receiving from the business community. This will be a historic election as Reno turns 150 years old, and will be pivotal in determining the future of Reno.”