Nevada Primary 2024: Assembly, District 40 – Republicans

Occupation: councilor for district 40; Retired Division Chief, Nevada Department of Public Safety
Age: 72
Contact: [email protected],

State of service:
I have a 40-year track record of active involvement and leadership in Carson City and Nevada. I have spent my career protecting our community in law enforcement, culminating in my service as a department chief at the Nevada Department of Public Safety.
After retiring from my career in public safety, I was elected to represent Assembly District 40 for three sessions of the Nevada Legislature. I was elected by my colleagues to serve as Minority Leader for the 2023 Session.
I was able to pass many of my bills during each session; dealing with veterans’ care, increasing criminal penalties, improving medical services and creating incentives for government agencies to save money.
I previously served as a commissioner on the Nevada Commission on Ethics and as chairman of the Carson City, Storey & Douglas County Salvation Army Advisory Board. I currently serve on the board of directors for the Carson Tahoe Health System (Carson Tahoe Hospital) and am an active member of St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Community.

Education: Miami-Dade Community College (AA 1976); University of Nevada at Lake Tahoe (BS 1985)


Briefly describe the core tasks of the position for which you are applying

State legislature server has three primary functions:
• Legislative function by researching, writing and working to pass legislation,
• Represent their districts and work to fulfill voter assistance requests
• supervisory function for the executive branch

A brief statement about your platform.
As your legislator, I am and will continue to be an advocate of conservative principles and values. We need policies that promote liberty and freedom. Nevada’s economy has suffered in the past. We must continue to diversify and strengthen our economy, and be more flexible in supporting local businesses by removing burdensome and unnecessary regulations.
Our education system is broken. I will fight for a school choice that empowers parents to make the best choices for their children. Education should focus on encouraging Nevada’s brightest future minds and expanding opportunities to meet the needs of the workforce of the future.
Just as important as our children are our veterans and first responders. Our veterans are often overlooked and we need to show them the same support they give us. I am committed to continuing to work with veterans to raise awareness of and address the exorbitant rate of veteran suicide by working to improve the quality of health care available to them. Our first responders, law enforcement and fire personnel, including their dispatchers, provide an invaluable service to our community that we must recognize and continue to appreciate with strong support for their efforts to protect our communities.

What makes you the most suitable candidate for this position?
I am a proud Reagan Republican. I believe in Reagan’s three-legged stool and am committed to advocating for open, accountable, and limited government. I believe in our Constitution and will fight for policies that provide and promote freedom. I am proud to be ranked as one of the Nevada Policy Research Institute’s Top Conservative Legislators. I have also been endorsed by top conservative groups such as the National Rifle Association (NRA), Nevada Firearms Coalition (NFA), Power2Parent, and several First Responder Associations. During my time in the state legislature, I fought for our veterans, supported our first responders, and cut red tape. I will continue to fight to ensure election integrity and that every vote counts.
I have lived in Carson City for over 40 years, married, raised our children, and am committed to making Nevada a vibrant, economically diverse state with quality educational choices, all within thriving communities.

Republican Drew Ribar lives in Washoe Valley and is the business owner of A&A Towing.
“In running a business, I have discovered problems created by our government that adversely affect people,” he wrote in a statement in the March Nevada Appeal. “To try to solve some of the problems, I started a YouTube channel, ‘Auditing Reno 911′, to go out and find out if the things I discovered in running my business extend to other aspects of the business. government played. Unfortunately, I discovered waste, corruption and poorly trained people paid with taxpayers’ money. My goal in running for office is to help solve these problems and ensure that our government is accountable to and serves the people.”
Ribar said he worries about a “two-tiered justice system,” high costs of living and declining quality of life.
“The constant taxes and spending of government employees only hurts the people; this has to stop,” he said.


Editor’s note: Ribar did not respond to multiple requests for participation.