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Beers served five sessions of the Nevada Legislature, and was one of the leaders of the “Fearless Fifteen” who stopped Gov. Guinn from placing a gross receipts tax on Nevada’s private sector. Beers went on to sponsor the 2005 legislation resulting in $300 car registration overtaxation rebates for every Nevadan. The Las Vegas Review Journal called Beers “the taxpayer’s best friend.”
Beers finished second in the GOP primary for Governor in 2006 and was awarded â€śLegislator of the Yearâ€ť at the 34th annual meeting of the American Legislative Exchange Council in Philadelphia (July 2007). He was not re-elected in the 2008 Obama election sweep. Beers refocused on work in the private sector.
For five years, Beers built a new auditing business (Seale & Beers, CPAs, sold in 2013) then in 2012, Beers was elected to the Las Vegas City Council, which became his full-time job for five years. Beers championed property rights, the rule of law, and stopped an effort to divert $50-million of earmarked parks construction money to a soccer stadium developer without a team.
Also from 2009 until 2012, Beers served on the five-member turnaround Board of Directors of the non-profit Las Vegas Monorail Company, a seasoned group of five community leaders, appointed by the Governor to guide the system through some interesting new legal precedents in US Bankruptcy Court. Beers is proud to have delivered on his promise to Governor Gibbons: taxpayer damage would be minimized in the financial train wreck that followed. There was none.
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