Reno Mayor Elections 2018 - Republican or Democrat?

The question that I am asked the most when speaking with Reno voters is whether I am a Republican or Democrat.  I didn't expect this because the Reno City Council is filled via a top two system that disregards political party registration.  This means that the top two candidates from the primaries run head-to-head in the general election regardless of their party affiliation. 

The Reno Mayor elections could be a democratic vs democratic, republican vs republican,  democrat vs republican, democratic or republican vs non-partisan, democrat or republican vs another party, another party vs another party, another party vs non-partisan, or even non-partisan vs non-partisan.  The Reno Mayor election is determined by popular vote.

View the Washoe County Registrar of voters website for more information on the elections in Washoe County, both past and future. 

If you follow the link above, you will see that Washoe County a very split number of voters who are registered to the two primary parties and a very large segment of non-partisan voters. 

What does this mean for my campaign?

I'm not a career politician, and my campaign is run on my terms.  One of my top core campaign values is transparency and accessibility.  If this is something that is important to voters and people are reaching out for the answer then I do feel this is relevant information that I should share.  My expectation is that any of my opponents would be upfront about this as well. 

I have been registered as a Republican since I was 18 years old and continue to be one today.

That being said, I am not a straight-party voter on every single issue or candidate.  I consider myself more socially progressive in many areas.  An example of someone who shares similar political ideology to my own is Nevada State Governor, Brian Sandoval.  

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