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Brittney Miller

nevada State Assembly | District 5 | Incumbent
2022: Win
2024: Running

Assemblywoman Brittney Miller’s passion for equality began at an early age. She was born in Detroit, Michigan, to a Black/African-American father and Lebanese-American mother. At the young age of three, her parents began discussing race and gender equality with her in order to prepare her for the world ahead. Her father, a Vietnam War Veteran who served in the U.S. Marine Corps, was a Detroit Police Sergeant. Her mother, a civilian employee for the U.S. Army Tank Arsenal, later became a Registered Nurse. Her parents instilled and cultivated the principles of becoming a contributing member of society and giving back to the community.

Brittney went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan. She also earned two advanced degrees, a Master’s in Public Administration from Oakland University, Michigan, and a Master’s of Arts in Teaching from Sierra Nevada College, Nevada, as well as her K-8 Teaching Licensure.

Brittney has spent the past twenty years preparing for public office. She is results-driven with an extensive professional background in both the public and corporate sectors. As a respected leader in the complex Metropolitan Detroit area, she spent years successfully developing and managing programs funded by and in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Labor, State of Michigan Department of Education, Department of Justice, and Department of Health and Human Services. Her experience is further enhanced as a result of her time in the financial industry.

Currently, she is a middle school teacher in the Clark County School District. She has a uniquely diverse professional background, coupled with her passion for public service. Brittney has the necessary knowledge, creativity, and experience to lead. She has lived in this community for over ten years, teaching students directly from her own neighborhood.

On the Issues

EDUCATION

Nevada needs the per-pupil funding formula reconfigured in order to increase school funding, the state cannot continue to be last in the nation for funding. Investing in our education system is one of the best returns on investments that can be made. Education, the economy, and criminal justice are all socially linked.

Oversized classrooms and lack of resources have plagued the district for too long. Teachers need relevant, effective resources provided by the district. Our students need expanded career and technical programming and access to quality programs including the Arts, extra-curricular activities, after-school programming, and career exploration.

Assemblyperson Miller supports reducing the excessive amount of standardized testing and data collection our students are subjected to throughout the year. Students need more time to develop academically and socially. We need to increase the number of social workers, counselors, and mental health providers in our school to holistically address our students’ needs. Furthermore, the national teacher shortage has had a huge impact on Nevada. Teachers and staff need to earn competitive wages with professional respect and working conditions that attract and retain our most qualified, passionate teachers.

ECONOMY, EMPLOYMENT, & JOBS

Nevada can do more to attract diverse, sustainable industries that can withstand market fluctuations. The state can prove to be a lucrative place for businesses. However, Brittney Miller wants to ensure that our Nevadans are the first hired.

Our state needs to keep up with future trends by creating jobs in renewable energy, science, and technology. In addition to job creation, we need a prepared workforce that is equipped with the required skills to obtain and perform such jobs. In addition to working with the K-12 and Community College system, we also need to provide skilled trade opportunities, and small business loans that are accessible and attainable to our community members.

Ultimately, Assemblywoman Miller believes that our economy is the strongest when both our small business owners and unions are supported and thriving. However, regardless of the profession or work, our hard-working Nevadans need and deserve to make a living wage.

VETERANS & MILITARY FAMILIES

Britney Miller honors our Veterans and seeks to ensure that they are able to obtain the services and benefits they are entitled to. She will continue to fight for the Veterans that fought for us!

Veterans make up over 10% of the state’s population; therefore, Nevada has the opportunity to become the premier community for Veterans and Military Families. We must continue to strive for and improve access to quality affordable housing, education/training programs, employment services, physical and mental health services, Veterans’ courts, and financial protections that are quickly accessible.

Why This Race Is Important

Brittney has served in the NV State Assembly since 2018. When not in Carson City, Brittney serves as a 5th grade math teacher and understands the importance of prioritizing public education. As the first black woman to chair the NV Assembly Judiciary Committee, Brittney is viewed as a get-things-done lawmaker that fights for all Nevadans. With a popular Republican Governor, who is determined to ensure that Republicans pick up seats to be able to sustain his veto, Brittney must run another robust campaign and keep this seat in Democratic hands.

Election Timeline

Last day to register for primary: June 11, 2024

Deadline to request absentee ballot (primary) May 28, 2024

Date of primary: June 11, 2024

Last day to register for general: November 5, 2024

Deadline to request absentee ballot (general) November 5, 2024

Date of general: November 5, 2024

About the District

Assembly District 5 is situated in Clarke County, to the West of Las Vegas, Nevada, and is considered part of the Greater Las Vegas Metropolitan area. The District includes the towns of Spring Valley and Summerlin South. On track to be a majority-minority district, it has a diverse electorate population that historically leans Democratic in elections but is still considered very competitive.

Past Results in District

2022 State Assembly District 5:
Democratic: 52.88%
Republican: 45.49%

2022 US Senate:
Democratic: 51.86%
Republican: 46.28%

2020 Presidential Election:
Democratic: 54.6%
Republican: 44.3%

2020 Assembly District 5:
Democratic (Brittney Miller): 54.2%
Republican: 45.8%

2018 Assembly District 5:
Democrat (Brittney Miller): 55.83%
Republican: 44.17%

Why Nevada is important

In 2022, Democrats defended a critical US Senate seat, with Cortez-Masto (D) winning by 1 point and securing a supermajority in the Nevada Assembly. We must re-elect Brittney to prevent the Republican Governor from dismantling democracy and rolling back progress.

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Brittney Miller

nevada state house of representatives | 5 | Incumbent
2022: Win
2024: Running
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