Rep. Joe Heck Running for Senate

Congressman Joe Heck (R-NV) recently announced that he will run for the seat being vacated by retiring Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid. In an introductory bio video released online, Rep. Heck emphasized his family’s immigrant story, his career as a physician and his military experience.

Doctor Heck, having served in the armed forces and a deployment in Iraq, was first elected to the House in 2010. He won reelection in 2012 – A race Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions was proud to support [learn more].

As a Congressman, Heck has proven himself to be a leader on clean energy and the environment. Highlights of his record include:

  • Authored the Hoover Power Allocation Act, making more hydroelectric power available from the Hoover Dam to the people of Nevada;
  • Introduced the Public Lands Renewable Energy Act, which streamlines the process to allow for accelerated development of renewable energy projects on federal lands and waters;
  • Voted in favor of The American Taxpayer Relief Act, which included the extension of the renewable electricity production tax credit.

Polling conducted in early May found Heck leading among likely Nevada voters for the states open Senate seat. The poll, conducted by Wilson Perkins Allen Opinion Research, showed Heck leading former NV Attorney General and DSCC endorsed Catherine Cortez Masto 49 percent to 41 percent.

CRES is proud to support conservative leadership on clean energy. As Rep. Heck begins his campaign we look forward to hearing more about how his record and experience will foster meaningful debate on clean energy and climate solutions in the U.S. Senate that will benefit Nevada and the rest of the country.

The poll included interviews with 502 with likely voters between May 11-13. The margin of error is plus or minus 4.4 percentage points.

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