RENO, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) — A raucous crowd welcomed Governor-elect Steve Sisolak to the stage shortly after midnight.
“Nevada, it's time to deliver, and that's what we're going to do,” Sisolak said.
Sisolak wasted no time in putting forth his agenda and says education is his number one priority; and he started making promises on the education front right away.
“It's about supporting our teachers who have been digging into their pockets to buy school supplies. That's going to stop folks,” said Sisolak.
Sisolak, the first democratic governor in the Silver State in two decades, promises to unite Nevada’s divided political landscape.
“We will be one Nevada, working together, and that starts right now,” Sisolak said.
There was a much more somber mood in the north, where Laxalt gave an emotional concession speech after calling to congratulate Sisolak.
“I want to thank my campaign team. Incredibly hard-working team,” Laxalt said.
He ended his concession remarks with a similar call to unite.
“We need to come together as a state, and make sure we can move Nevada forward,” said Laxalt.
Equally as important as democrats winning the governorship, is that democrats retained control of the state assembly and the state senate – this could afford democrats the freedom to pass the bills that they want to in the upcoming 2019 legislative session.