Statement from Governor Sisolak on Senate Majority Leader Kelvin Atkinson's Pending Resignation

CARSON CITY, NV March 05, 2019

Today, Governor Steve Sisolak released the following statement in response to Senate Majority Leader Kelvin Atkinson’s pending resignation from the Nevada State Senate.

“I am extremely disappointed in the news that Kelvin Atkinson misappropriated campaign funds for his personal use. This admitted violation of the law goes against the integrity every elected officer in the state of Nevada should uphold. By doing so, he betrayed the trust of the public, and therefore should be held accountable.

“As governor, I look forward to working with legislative leadership, including Acting Leader Nicole Cannizzaro, to ensure our state government operates with the high standards of transparency and integrity that Nevadans deserve.”



Helen Kalla
Communications Director