AxtheTax 2018-03-21T14:53:17+00:00


In 2014, almost 80 percent of Nevada voters voted AGAINST the creation of a new business income tax that many businesses would simply pass along to consumers.

In 2015, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval made some slight changes to the proposed new tax and renamed it the “Commerce Tax.”

Shamefully, a number of Republican legislators teamed up with Democrats and passed this new tax.

Since then, jobs have been lost, consumer prices have been raised, and a number of companies have moved out of state.

In addition, even businesses that aren’t subjected to the new tax now must report to a new “Nevada IRS” every year.

State law allows Nevada voters to gather signatures to repeal this outrageous tax that was already once rejected by the overwhelming majority of voters.

A group of conservatives led by State Controller Ron Knecht are in the process of getting the 112,544 signatures needed to put a repeal of the Commerce Tax on the 2018 ballot. The deadline for submitting the signatures is June 19, 2018.

As a candidate who opposes the Commerce Tax – which my opponent, Assembly James Oscarson voted FOR – I support this repeal effort and have signed the petition.

And I urge you to add your name, as well.

You can sign the petition at the Nye County GOP headquarters in Pahrump. Check their website for office hours ( or contact Chairman Joe Burdzinski at (775) 727-2500 or email him at [email protected].

Or if you live outside of Clark County, you can contact Controller Knecht directly at [email protected] and get information on how to sign the petition.

In 2018, let’s repeal this tax and replace the tax hikers!



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What They’re Saying: Tucker Carlson, FOX News, MSNBC, The Daily Caller

“Dennis is a thoroughly charming guy – one of the great American salesmen, a consummate showman. While I’m not sure I support the business 100 percent, he is a totally self-made guy – something I really respect.”

What They’re Saying: Jim Marsh, Businessman

“As the longtime owner of several businesses in southern Nevada – including the Longstreet Inn and Casino in Amargosa Valley – I know a successful entrepreneur when I see one. And Dennis Hof is just that. He owns dozens of successful tax revenue-producing operations and fully understands the undue burdens government too often puts on the shoulders of the true job creators in our state. We need more like him in the Legislature.”

What They’re Saying: Bob Zmuda, Writer/Producer

“I’ve known Dennis for almost 40 years and he’s one of my and the late Andy Kaufman’s best friends. While I appreciate that some people may object to his business, the fact is it’s legal and safe. It also empowers the women who chose to work there to control their own lives and destinies. Dennis is also one of the kindest, most generous men I’ve had the pleasure to know in celebrity circles.” (Mr. Zmuda is the founder of Comic Relief and producer of “Man in the Moon”)

What They’re Saying: Judy Gloria, Former Hof Bookeeper

“I worked for Dennis for almost twenty years – first doing his banking and then booking his travel. I still hear from him on my birthdays and on Christmas. He always sends me a card and a generous check. How many bosses do that? How many former bosses?”

What They’re Saying: Grover Norquist, Americans for Tax Reform

“Raising taxes is what weak politicians do instead of the hard work of making tough spending choices. Assemblyman Oscarson took the easy way out and voted for the largest tax hike in Nevada history last year. His opponent, Dennis Hof, has signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge and will keep his word to the voters he represents. This choice is a no-brainer.”

What They’re Saying: James Smack, former Nevada Republican National Committeeman

“As the former Republican National Committeeman for Nevada, I am pleased and honored to endorse the only true conservative in the race for Assembly District 36. That person is Dennis Hof. Assembly District 36 is blessed to have a businessman and community leader like Dennis Hof willing to stand up, self-fund his own campaign, and go up against one of the poster boys for all the special interest groups in Nevada. I trust Dennis Hof to hold the line on taxes and regulations, and be the kind of leader we need in Carson City. I wholeheartedly support Dennis Hof for the State Assembly.”