Wes Duncan to speak at Laughlin Leadership Forum on August 15
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One of Nevada’s biggest problems – persons suffering mental illnesses who live a life with the revolving door of a a jail – is a focus of Wes Duncan, who wants to succeed his boss, Adam Laxalt, as the state’s Attorney General.
Nevadans are invited to hear Duncan speak at 5 P.M. on Wednesday, Aug. 15, during a Leadership Forum sponsored by the Laughlin Economic Development Corporation at the American Legion Post 60 meeting hall at 1510 Bruce Woodbury Drive, about a half-mile downhill from the Needles Highway. Admission will be free.
“Laughlin voters have a golden opportunity to hear a candidate for one of the most important elected statewide offices. Please invite your friends to join you to learn more of what Mr. Duncan wants to do, not only for Nevada, but Laughlin,” commented Jim Maniaci, President of the LEDC.
He developed the mental-behavioral health situation as a top priority through round-table discussions with most of the district attorneys offices, many sheriff’s offices, and several police departments during a state-wide tour. The solution, he indicated, involves teaming social workers, clinical psychologists, and psychiatrists with police at jails and emergency rooms. Duncan will provide more details during his presentation.
Having served as Laxalt’s First Assistant Attorney General, he strongly supports school resource officers, having identified resources so the AG’s Office can help to make it happen.
An Air Force veteran who continues to serve in the Reserves as a major, he was assigned to the Central Criminal Court in Baghdad to help the Iraqis with the prosecution of extremist groups and suspected terrorists.
Duncan, 37, and wife Jennifer met at Nellis Air Force Base and are the parents of boys ages 3 and 4.
He faces the other major party’s candidate, Aaron Ford, with Laughlin voters casting their ballots at the Laughlin Branch of the Las Vegas-Clark County Library. Early voting will be conducted from Oct. 20 through Nov. 3, before the Nov. 6 general election.