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: 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: 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: Assemblyman Ed Goedhart (ret.)

“As the former representative of District 36, I couldn’t be more disappointed in my successor. By voting for the largest tax hike in Nevada history, James Oscarson broke his word and sold out his constituents for thirty pieces of silver. So I wholeheartedly endorse Dennis Hof for this seat in 2016.”

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.”

What They’re Saying: Nevada State Assemblywoman Michele Fiore

“I’ve served two terms with James Oscarson. He’s the pits. He’s a hand-maiden of the governor and bought-and-paid-for ‘yes man’ for lobbyists and special interests. We need more successful, independent businessmen in the Nevada Legislature. That’s why I’m supporting Dennis Hof one thousand percent!”

What They’re Saying: Nevada State Assemblyman John Moore

“To work effectively with your colleagues in Carson City, you need to be able to trust that if they give their word they’re going to honor their word. That was not my experience with Assemblyman Oscarson last year. We thought we had his support in opposing the big tax hike, but in the end he flipped on us. I’ll never take anything he tells me at face value again.”

Geoffrey Lawrence, former Deputy Policy Director, Nevada Policy Research Institute

“Dennis Hof is the last, best hope for taxpayers in Assembly District 36. The incumbent betrayed the voters and pushed through the largest, most punitive tax in Nevada history just months after 80 percent of Nevada voters said no to this kind of tax. Dennis is committed to reversing that atrocity, pursuing legitimate education reform, and re-establishing Nevada as the best place in the world to live and do business.”

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: Bill Carns, former Nye County GOP Chairman

“Having grown up in and around conservative politics and having served four years as chairman of the Nye County Republican Party, smack in the heart of District 36, I can say our current Assemblyman has lost his way with his constituents while finding his way to the Special Interests. District 36 needs a change back to our conservative roots and Dennis Hof is the candidate who can deliver it.”

What They’re Saying: Nye County Republican Party

“Assemblyman James Oscarson no longer (has) the support of the Nye County Republican Central Committee…(and) the Nye County Republican Central Committee encourages Republicans in Nye County and throughout Nevada to withhold any future support from James Oscarson in any future elections.”

What They’re Saying: George Harris, former Clark GOP chairman & Nevada GOP finance chairman

“In more than 30 years as a Republican Party leader, I’ve learned one thing the hard way: Just because you have an ‘R’ after your name doesn’t make you a good guy, let alone a good conservative. Indeed, after James Oscarson double-crossed us on the margins tax last year, I have to say those strung-out meth-heads on street corners promising they’ll ‘Work for Food’ are more believable than one of his campaign promises.”

What They’re Saying: Pat Weatherman, Businessman

“I am 74 years old and have been in Nevada since 1963. I really pay attention to politics and have never missed an election. I’m a business owner with a goat ranch in rural Nevada, while most of Las Vegas and Reno voters are wage earners. We share nothing in common, and each year I feel abused by politicians like Assemblyman James Oscarson. I’m supporting Dennis Hof!”

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: 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: Tina Trenner

“While running against James Oscarson in the Assembly District 36 GOP primary, I found people distrusted and disliked him. People resent his lack of integrity. Dennis Hof appears to be very concerned about taxes and individual freedoms, so I support him over a man who is historically and obviously not trustworthy.”