Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Beers today announced the withdrawal of his candidacy for U.S. Senate in 2016.
“When I announced my candidacy more than a year ago, Harry Reid was actively running for re-election and I was the only Republican office holder in the state with the courage to run against him,” Beers said. “His policies were so bad for Nevada, and for America, that I had decided to step up.”
Beers, a fiscal conservative with six years in the Nevada State Assembly and four years in the Nevada Senate, was originally approached by a group of Nevadans to run in 2010. He declined in order to build his CPA business before returning to politics as a Las Vegas City Councilman three years later. He consistently describes being a councilman as “the most fun job I’ve ever had.”
“My goal was to stop Harry Reid from another term and I have accomplished that goal,” said Beers. “The Nevada Republican Party will have no problem recruiting from our deep bench to find someone to run for the open seat and work, hopefully, to reign in Washington. Meanwhile, I will be most effective serving the people of Las Vegas.
On the City Council of Nevada’s largest city, Beers has led mixed-vote efforts to successfully:
– Stop the City of Las Vegas from giving a $100-million corporate welfare transfer to Cordish Companies to build a soccer stadium on premium downtown city-owned land.
– Repeal the 2009 Energy Code for commercial buildings built before 2009, effectively fueling more economic growth in Downtown Las Vegas.
– Oppose the renewal of the federal NDAA unless its domestic spying provisions were amended out.
– Keep the City’s budget in balance during a time of economic recession and reduced tax revenue.
– and many neighborhood level accomplishments.
By withdrawing his candidacy for the U.S. Senate, Councilman Beers will focus on his reelection to the Las Vegas City Council in the spring of 2017. He is a Certified Public Accountant.