NEWS

05Apr

Richard Carrillo Helping Seniors in Our Community

Seniors are our fastest growing population in the state of Nevada and as more "Baby-Boomers" retire it will only increase. Some have been hit hard from the down turn of the economy that is why Richard takes time to help out by assisting with the simple things. As the war in Iraq has tapered off our Men and Women that fight for our freedom are coming back to find that the jobs they once may have held are not there, which has led to a higher number of unemployed Americans.

16Feb

Lawmakers Debate Makeup of PERS Board

Lawmakers Debate Makeup of PERS Board By Sean Whaley CARSON CITY - A bill seeking to change the makeup of the public employees retirement system board to include three public members with areas of expertise in pension plans ran into resistance Monday from some lawmakers and participants in the plan. Opponents offered a common refrain: the plan is well managed and no changes are needed.

15Nov

Whitney Neighborhood Cleanup

10 am - 2 pm Come join your friends and neighbors to help keep our community clean and inviting to residents and visitors. Once again Mary Beth Scow, Metro, Clark County, American Graffiti and the STOP Coalition are coming together to sponsor a community cleanup. Rakes, shovels, gloves, trash bags, paint and rollers will be provided! Only your presence is necessary!

05Apr

Richard Carrillo Has Strived for Cleaner and Safer Neighborhoods

Richard Carrillo Has Strived for Cleaner and Safer Neighborhoods From covering up graffiti to helping seniors in our community, Richard is the first not to say Yes! That is why Richard wanted to be on the Whitney Town Board to preserve the neighborhoods. "I'm about creating industry, but their is a place for it and if this is what the people do not want in their neighborhoods then I will fight for them, and I will strive for cleaner and safer neighborhoods." Going on ride-alongs and attending first Tuesday's at Southeast area command with those sworn to "Protect and Serve" Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, "I've seen first hand how many calls our officers go on during a shift and how they put their lives at risk ensuring our safety in our neighborhoods."

12Mar

Whitney Town Board VACANCY NOTICE

Clark County is currently taking applications to fill a vacancy on the Whitney Town Advisory Board Appointment to the Town Advisory Board (TAB) is for the remainder of the current term ending December 2014. The TAB holds public meetings at least once per month at 5712 Missouri Ave. Applicants must be eligible to vote, and live within the town boundaries. Functions of the TAB include:

28Feb

End Distracted Driving - Student Awareness Initiative

On February 28th, 2013 Assemblyman Richard Carrillo along with Senator Mark Manendo signed a Proclamation relating to The End Distracted Driving (EndDD) Student Awareness Initiative. Assemblyman Carrillo is proud to recognize The Nevada Justice Association (NJA) and the Casey Feldman Foundation for their efforts to increase awareness and education to make our roads safer for drivers, passengers and pedestrians.

04Feb

Nevada State Legislature 77th Session

The 77th Nevada Legislature convened on February 4, 2013. All of our elected State Assemblyman and Senators were sworn in and Richard was proud to be among them. Richard is also ready to get down to doing the hard work of the state and will be concentrating on the priorities at hand, including education, economic development and state revenue.

02Feb

Legislative Update from Assemblyman Richard Carrillo

Dear Neighbor, This is the first in a series of email newsletters I will send during the legislative session designed to keep you updated about key topics under consideration at the Legislature. On February 4, 2013, the 77th Session of the Nevada Legislature will convene in Carson City. It is my honor to return to the Assembly as your representative for Assembly District 18.

06Oct

Register to Vote in Nevada online

Online voter registration is now available in all parts of Nevada. Please take advantage of an easy way to register to vote for the first time or update your current voter registration. The last day to register online for the 2012 Election cycle is October 6, 2012. If you are not registered to vote, please do and encourage all that you know to do the same! https://nvsos.gov/sosvoterservices/Registration/step1.aspx

14Aug

Social Security 77th Anniversary Celebration

Nevada Alliance for Retired Americans (NARA) is celebrating the 77th Anniversary of Social Security on Tuesday, August 14th at noon . The celebration will take place at the AFL-CIO Office located at: 1891 Whitney Mesa Dr. Henderson, NV 89014 Come and enjoy lunch, cake and ice cream, informational discussion and personal stories!!!!!!

07Aug

National Night Out 2012

The National Night Out event at Town Square in Las Vegas was where Richard spent the first part of his night out! At his first stop of the evening he was found hanging out with Las Vegas Metropolitan Police, Nevada Highway Patrol, Las Vegas Fire Department, Clark County School District Police Department, Las Vegas City Councilwoman Lois Tarkanian and community organizations. Richard continues to be committed to the community and had a wonderful time talking to law enforcement and the public.

12Jul

Applicants Sought for Town Advisory Boards, Citizens Advisory Councils

Clark County is looking for interested residents of unincorporated towns to serve on their local advisory boards for the next two years. The County is currently accepting applications for Town Advisory Boards (TABs) in Bunkerville, Searchlight, Enterprise, Indian Springs, Laughlin, Mt. Charleston, Paradise, Spring Valley, Sunrise Manor, Moapa, Moapa Valley, Whitney and Winchester; and Citizens Advisory Councils (CACs) in Goodsprings, Lone Mountain, Lower Kyle Canyon, Mountain Springs, Red Rock and Sandy Valley.

16Apr

12th Annual Light of Hope Ceremony

Locatede in Courtroom 9 at Family Court. The Light of Hope Ceremony focuses on National CASA's (Court Appointed Special Advocates) "I Am For The Child" campaign, where key community individuals will share their "I Am" statements. Raises awareness about the needs of the children in the foster care system, share messages of hope and highlight various ways that people can get involved to make a difference in an abused and neglected child's life by becoming a CASA volunteer, a foster/adoptive parent, mentor, and/or by donating to programs that support our most vunerable children.

14Apr

Pinwheels for Prevention at Tivoli Village

8AM - 2PM: Prevent Child Abuse Nevada will be holding an event at Tivoli Village open to families, children, and community members. This event features a Resource Fair with 30 different agencies serving families in Nevada, interactive activities and games for children, live music, and performances from the community. The "Choose Your Partner Carefully Campaign" will also be intorduced at this event focusing on the importance of choosing partners that are qualified caregivers who your children will be safe with.

07Apr

Easter Egg HUNT!!!!! Nevada Ranch

Easter Egg Hunt at Nevada Ranch was so much fun!!!!!! Although the line for balloon animals was a little too long, I had a great time talking to residents of the area and hearing about their concerns.

25Mar

South Valley Ranch Community Picnic

Spent a very windy Sunday at the South Valley Ranch Community Picnic getting to know some great people who will be in one of the new portions of Assembly District 18 in November. The residents of this community were very welcoming and working hard to get volunteers for their Neighborhood Watch. Henderson City Councilwoman Gerri Shroeder was there as well and we had a great talk with Henderson Police Officers about concerns in the area. Community safety is a number one priority for these residents and I was happy to see such involvement from so many!

16Mar

Nine Assembly Incumbents Unopposed for Election

Nine Assembly incumbents unopposed for election By Ed Vogel BY ED VOGEL LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL CAPITAL BUREAU Posted: Mar. 16, 2012 | 6:41 p.m. CARSON CITY -- Challenging incumbent legislators, particularly in districts where their party has decided registration advantage, clearly was not popular this year in Nevada. In all, nine Assembly members -- five Republicans and four Democrats -- became winners at 5 p.m. Friday when no opponents filed to challenge their bids for re-election.

11Jan

Seniors United

Richard is committed to making the community and state a better place for all. On 1/11/2012, Richard spoke to Seniors United and shared information on several bills that were passed into law during the last legislative session. This also gave him the opportunity to talk to senior citizens one on one and learn what their current concerns are. Richard would like to extend his http://www.flickr.com/photos/71171081@N06/sets/72157628271522765/thanks to Seniors United for inviting him!

23Dec

Ellis Family Brings Christmas to Whitney Elementary

Ellis family brings Christmas to Whitney Elementary By SPECIAL TO DRIVE For the sixth consecutive year, the students of Whitney Elementary School enjoyed an enlightening Christmas party thanks to the continued support received from local automobile business executive Bobby Ellis and his wife, Sandy. Bobby Ellis, owner of Snap Towing in Henderson , spearheaded the drive by generating roughly 800 gifts valued at about $50,000 for students of the school.

19Dec

Statewide Unemployment Rate Down for First Time in Six Months

Statewide Unemployment Rate Down for First Time in Six Months By Jennifer Robison Nevada's most recent jobs report reads like a Secret Santa gift exchange: a few pleasant surprises mixed in with some real dogs. Overall, we're doing slightly better than merely treading water, said Bill Anderson, chief economist of the state Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation. But the latest figures show a recovery so barely-there that only a statistician could love them, added Steve Brown, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

13Dec

Whitney Elementary School Christmas Celebration

Whitney Elementary School invited Santa Claus, Richard Carrillo and other community leaders to come and participate in making sure the students received Christmas gifts this year. Whitney Elementary School has received national media attention due to the high number of homeless students enrolled there as well as the hard work the Principal, Sherri Gahn, and her staff have done to make sure the students at Whitney E.S. have all that they need in order to stay in school.

10Dec

Nevada Ranch Holiday Celebration 2011

Richard has been an active part of the community for many years and takes every opportunity he can to meet constituents and find out what they are really concerned about. Community parties like the one he attended on December 10, 2011 are just one way he reaches out to the constituents of his district.

07Dec

Career Day at J.M. Ullom Elementary School

Assemblyman Carrillo was asked back to J.M. Ullom Elementary School to talk about BOTH of his careers on December 7, 2011. And this time, he learned a little something too! Richard was impressed with the kinds of technology now employed in classrooms in the District, such as "Smart Boards". As always, he appreciates the opportunity to reach out to future voters and to remind them that education is important.

02Dec

JM Ullom Elementary School Career Day

Richard spent part of his Friday speaking to four classes of students at JM Ullom Elementary School about BOTH of his careers, Air Conditioning Technician and State Assemblyman for District 18. The kids had great questions and Richard truly enjoyed a great day!

11Nov

Report Suggests Construction Industry Starting to Rebound

Report Suggests Construction Industry Starting to Rebound By Steve Green There’s no work planned on casino megaresorts anytime soon, but a steady stream of smaller building jobs may help the Las Vegas construction industry emerge from its deep recession. That’s according to the Associated General Contractors of Las Vegas, an association of about 500 local companies and building industry executives.

09Nov

Southern Nevada Tourism Continues Its Rebound

Southern Nevada Tourism Continues Its Rebound By Richard N. Velotta Southern Nevada tourism continued its steady climb as the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority today announced a 5.5 percent increase in visitation in September over last year. The LVCVA reported 3.3 million people visited Las Vegas for the month. With one quarter to go, an estimated 29.5 million people have visited in 2011, 4.7 percent ahead of the 2010 pace.

13Oct

Our Choices for Assembly

Our choices for Assembly By SUN EDITORIAL: Our choices for Assembly There are 29 contested county elections for the Legislature’s lower house Wed, Oct 13, 2010 (2:01 a.m.) State lawmakers will be facing a budget shortfall of up to $3 billion when they head to Carson City early next year for their biennial session. Voters will need people in office who can work quickly to find ways to balance the budget without gutting services people desperately need during the economic downturn.

20Sep

Nevada Unemployment Rises to All-Time High 14.4 Percent

Nevada Unemployment Rises to All-Time High 14.4 Percent By Jennifer Robison Neither a boost in private-sector hiring nor a shrinking labor force could rescue Nevada from yet another unemployment record in August. The construction sector, restaurants and professional firms all added jobs in the month, but declines in Census jobs and other public-sector cuts offset that hiring to push statewide unemployment to an all-time high of 14.4 percent, the state Department of Employment, Training & Rehabilitation said this morning. That's up from 14.3 percent in July and 12.5 percent in August 2009.

25May

Local Trade Union Helps Seniors with Basic Repairs

Local Trade Union Helps Seniors with Basic Repairs James Amer served in the U.S. Army during Word War II. During the Vietnam War he served on a civilian cargo ship and was injured when his ship was attacked in the harbor at Da Nang. Now he's retired, and it's the Las Vegas heat and his fixed income that threatens his survival.