Tisha Black running for Nevada attorney general

CARSON CITY — Las Vegas real estate and business attorney Tisha Black announced her candidacy for attorney general on Monday, creating a contest for the Republican nomination to challenge first-term Democrat Aaron Ford in November. .

The Las Vegas native, whose law practice includes compliance and licensing work with the state’s cannabis industry, cited states’ rights and the need to ‘combat government excesses’ in attacking the “unnecessary” COVID mask mandates that “have crippled the well-being of our community and the education of our children.

Attacking Ford, she said the incumbent had done “the bidding of the Biden administration” and said the criminal justice reforms he had pushed had “liberated the criminals”.

“He supports criminals on victims’ rights and has worked with (Governor Steve) Sisolak to push an agenda that expands government programs and undermines our economy,” she said in a statement.

Black, who unsuccessfully ran for the Clark County Commission in 2018, made no reference in her announcement to Sigal Chattah, the other Republican announced in the race. Chattah Monday issued a statement attacking Black as a “progressive factory” whose past support from Democrats “not only helped defeat Republicans at the polls, but literally built and advanced the disastrous government-controlled trifecta of Democrats under which we live in our state and our nation.

Black, 50, practiced law in Nevada for 25 years. She is the managing partner of Black & Wadhams, a law firm she founded in 2020. She previously co-founded the law firm Black & LoBello in 2000.

According to her biography on the law firm’s website, Black has been active in the state’s marijuana industry since 2014, serves on several cannabis advisory boards, and as chief compliance and regulatory officer. for licensed marijuana establishments. She is a founding member of the Nevada Dispensary Association, the non-profit association representing commercial cannabis licensees.

A graduate of Boston University, she received her law degree from Cooley Law School at Western Michigan University.

Black did not immediately respond to a request for additional comment on his candidacy. Chattah and the Ford campaign didn’t say no.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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