CANDIDATE PROFILE: Jasmin Lilly-Spells, Esq.

Why do judges matter?


The judiciary is arguably the most powerful branch of government because judges are the last line of defense. Created by Article III of the U.S. Constitution, courts interpret laws. Tasked with protecting American rights and values, judges serve as umpires for legal disputes.



Judges enforce our Constitutional right to religion, free speech, and trials. Judges protect our right against unlawful searches, double jeopardy and self-incrimination. The courts gave us desegregated schools, interracial marriages religious freedoms and much more.



To best serve the people, courts should reflect their communities. Nevada has never elected a Black judge without appointment. Our first Black female District judge was appointed in 2017. We need judges who understand experiences different than their own to apply the law fairly.



I am running for judge in Department 23 to better serve our community. For over a decade, I have courageously protected our constitutional rights. I have led with compassion, integrity and commitment. I have prioritized treating people respectfully. As wife to a Navy veteran and mom of four, I have volunteered in our schools, served on PTA and SOT. As a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. I have mentored youth. I have also served as a mediator and an advocate for abused/neglected children. I mentor attorneys and take cases pro bono. As your next judge, I will courageously make the tough decisions with integrity without regard to self-interest. I promise a courtroom of equal access to justice, a listening ear and balanced rulings.



The things we hold sacred like healthcare, education, jobs and community safety are in the balance this year. Protect these values by voting. My entire career, I have worked for justice, so justice works for you. I will do the same as your judge. Vote Jasmin Lilly-Spells for Judge, District Court Department 23.


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