Governor Sisolak’s Office releases statement regarding incident at Las Vegas restaurant

LAS VEGAS, NV – February 28, 2022

Today, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak’s office released the following statement regarding an incident over the weekend at a Las Vegas restaurant. This statement can be attributed to Meghin Delaney, the Governor’s Communications Director:

While walking through a local restaurant on Sunday to have dinner with his wife and one of his daughters, the Governor was approached by a customer in the establishment who asked to take a photo with him. The Governor often greets Nevadans in public with a quick handshake, conversation or a picture – talking to Nevadans is one of the Governor’s favorite parts of his job.

He is deeply disappointed in how this incident unfolded, particularly with the language used to talk about First Lady Kathy Sisolak’s heritage. We can disagree about the issues, but the personal attacks and threats are unwarranted, unwelcome and unbecoming behavior for Nevadans.

The Governor works on behalf of all Nevadans – even those who disagree with him – and he will continue to do so. He appreciates the professionalism shown by the restaurant employees and looks forward to continuing to support Nevada’s small businesses and their employees. The Governor has always and will always encourage Nevadans to be kind to one another.

The Governor’s Office will have no further comment on this incident as there is an ongoing investigation.

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Contact

Meghin Delaney
Communications Director