As the Lt. Governor, Tony Grady said he would be the “point man for business,” in the state. He said the Lt. Governor must know more about workforce than anyone in the state. “I began to understand that we are dead last in education in the nation, and business and tourism don’t have a bright future until we change that,” he said.
Grady, Lieutenant Colonel Walter A. “Tony” Grady, Jr. in the long form, is a veteran who graduated from the United States Air Force Academy. He commanded the B-2 Stealth Bomber test squadron, and then went on to fly internationally for FedEx as a captain. His job with FedEx is what brought him to Nevada where he lives in Reno with his wife.
“The first thing we need to do when we get a Republican Governor is fire the Nevada board of Education. And we need to follow NRS, and allow the curricula to be controlled locally,” he said. “Stop teaching CRT and we need to use the 1776 Unites curricula created by Robert Woodson, who was a civil right activist with Martin Luther King.”
He said we must get back to teaching Civics and the basics of the three Rs, along with bringing the trades back to the classroom. “We need to return competition to the schools, which produces excellence and our children do better.”
Grady said he and his wife have four children, one attended Annapolis, one West Point, one is a molecular biologist, and the other a business owner. “I know how to help young people be successful.”
He said that matters as Lt. Governor because the position is responsible for strengthening the businesses in the state and attracting new businesses. “Businesses rely on workforce and the quality of the workforce is directly related to education.”
The Lt. Governor is a member of the Governor’s cabinet, serves as the President of the Senate, the Chair of the Commission on Tourism, and serves on transportation, economic development, and the Executive Audit Committee.
Grady took place in a statewide debate of the Lt. Governor candidates that can be seen at this link: https://youtu.be/nypl8j5OaUQ.