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As we fight for economic equality, access to affordable health care, and a first-class education for all children, recent events remind us that we cannot achieve our goals as long as we suffer from systemic racism. As Martin Luther King, Jr., wrote, "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."

As a member of the Nevada Assembly, I will make sure we examine all of the ways in which racism undermines the right to equality, from policing to education, housing, employment, and health care, and I will do all I can to pass legislation that eliminates racial inequalities.


David O is an educator, physician, attorney, and ethicist. A lifelong Democrat, he has practiced both medicine and law, and he teaches health law and constitutional law at the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law.

Nationally recognized for his expertise in medical ethics and health policy, David O has testified before Congress, had his scholarship cited by the U.S. Supreme Court, and has served on many national, state, and local commissions.


When I was growing up, my family taught me some important lessons. That a good education gives you the chance to realize your dreams. That you need your health to thrive. And that you should do what you can to make sure everyone has a fair shot in life. My parents sent me to outstanding public schools and got me excellent medical care. I want to make sure that all Nevadans have the same opportunities that I had to succeed.

As a doctor, I’m especially interested in working to improve our health care system. We’ve made great strides in Nevada, but there’s still more to do. Like improving access to health care for everyone. And lowering the costs of prescription drugs.