Updated:  Nov 5th, 2014

I won the Democrat Primary in 2014 in very strong Democrat District but then lost the General Election by 68 votes (about .5 %) because my opponent used some underhanded tactics (see Photos) and the Dems simply did not come out to vote. She might have succeeded for now, but a strong majority of people in this District DO NOT WANT her and her far right Fox News tea party ideas. She won't last long in this district. We won't let this happen in 2016.

In 2012, about 10,500 dems voted. This year only about 4000 voted.  The main reason we lost is because Democrats didn't vote.  If you did vote, thank you. But let this be a lesson that next time all us faithful Democrats must try harder to encourage all Democrats to vote. 

My new attorneys filed a motion for reconsideration, a hearing date is set, and I feel confident I will be ruled "eligible" when my evidence is heard by the court.  Nevertheless, don't fret .... this Republican or any far right tea party Republican won't last long in this District.  I will be back in 2016 and we will win. I will be a two year plus resident by then and there will be no BS challenge to my residency next time. 

For the record, in the 2014 race:  I lived at 505 Desert Lane #20 LV, NV 89106 from approximately Jan 15th, 2014 then specifically and constructively beginning Feb 1st, 2014. I moved into the district well before the required 30 days before end of candidate filing. I moved into a two bedroom apartment with an old friend, put electric and cable in my name, paid half of the rent, completed mail forwarding with US Post Office, and had no other place to live. We had a perfectly legal verbal lease agreement that works just fine when two honest people are involved. I changed my voter registration but did not change my drivers license because I planned on moving to my own place in the District after reviewing my expenses incurred while running in the Primary election. On Sept 5th, 2014, I moved into my new apartment, more centrally located in the district, at 5001 O'bannon Dr. #45 LV NV 89146 where I plan to stay for a long time and changed my DL address accordingly. Stop by and say hello.

The only reason I was ruled ineligible is because the judge made a "default" ruling (my evidence not heard) because my original attorney did not file anything, therefore the judge didn't know I was represented, and then my attorney showed up late for the 8:30am hearing.  I was waiting in court house café since 8:10am, as instructed. We arrived in the court room at about 8:45a and the judge had already made the default ruling.  

Click link on right to see my response/comments to mostly incorrect information reported in the RJ. 

State laws affect your everyday life much more than you can imagine.  Like how much tax the gaming and mining industry, you, and small business owners pay.  How much money is available for social programs, education, the elderly, child care services, public transportation, housing and health care; money for the public defender’s office to defend accused persons if they can’t afford a lawyer, laws that affect equality, gun control, school safety, and almost anything you can think of are all decided by the state.  

Winning the Democrat Primary like I did in 2014, proves I know what I'm doing and enough voters were convinced or confident I'm the right guy for the job.  I demonstrated my work ethic, knowledge, efficiency, effectiveness, sincerity, charm, and personality by defeating two worthy opponents who probably outspent me two to one.  

My father died when I was 16 and I have been working and taking care of my family ever since.  I put myself through college while working 40 hours a week, earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business (1985) then completed Navy Officer Candidate School to become an officer in the Navy. I deployed three times with my last deployment on an aircraft carrier in the Arabian see providing air support over Afghanistan after 9/11. I’ve worked as a home construction foreman, a claims adjuster for a large insurance company, a mortgage loan officer, and even drove Taxi during the recession. Then, I used my VA educational benefits to go to UNLV and get a degree in Political Science (Aug 2014). Now, I’m a licensed REALTOR® and home builder.   

I've waited patiently, worked, and gained valuable life experiences for close to 30 years of BEFORE trying to become a politician and make decisions for society.  I'm NOT a CAREER politician and I’ve paid my dues by walking in the shoes of those I intend to represent I hope to earn your respect and vote and win I win this election I will be honored to represent you.

I firmly believe we need income equality (increase minimum wage and get rid of our current right-to-exploit labor laws), and racial, gender, and sexual orientation equality. We need good education for our children and we need to properly compensate good teachers. The starting salary should be at least $45,000 per year. We need good paying jobs and opportunities to help people break the bond of poverty and move more people from the working class to the middle class.  We need social programs to take care of those in our society who need our help. We need justice for ALL - not just those with money. We need more programs to assist the elderly like free dental for fixed income seniors.  I was raised to respect my elders and will fight to make sure no elderly person has to live in fear or worry about food, clothing, shelter, or health care.  If I have to tax profitable wealthy corporations, the younger generation, and push for a State Lottery to get the money, I will.  

A little over 50 years ago, one of our greatest presidents, John F. Kennedy, said, “if a free society cannot help the many who are poor it cannot save the few who are rich” and “ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your county”.   I think about these words of wisdom regularly. How far we have come and how much work we have to do.  I do not shrink from this responsibility -     I welcome it. 

Please vote for me and send me to the state legislature to get to work for us.  Do it for yourself.  I'm the right person for the job. Back in the day people had to suffer and die fighting for the right to have a say in how they were governed. Today, all we have to do is vote.  

And finally, please call me if you have any questions or would just like to sit at your table, have a cup of coffee, and get acquainted.   

Early voting begins May 2016. If you need to update your voter registration please click links below.  



Sincerely, with hopes and dreams for our great state and country,

Thank you ! 


Jesse "Jake" Holder    

Democrat for Nevada State Assembly District 10. A person of the people with passion for the people. More can be done with less! Your vote will prove it!  Thanks for your support!

cell (702) 684-9915,  jakeholder@cox.net  

Aristotle, Politics, 325BC, “the right kind of rule is authority exercised in the common interest. The wrong kind is directed to the self-interest of the ruling body.” 




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