Campaign Matters: Insider Views

Campaign Matters postcardWe are getting very close to our event!  Don’t forget that the University of Nevada, Reno Libraries’ Special Collections Department invites the public to a unique panel discussion called “Campaign Matters: Insider Views.” The free event, 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24, will feature a variety of family, staff and volunteers who have helped on past political campaigns. Attendees will hear stories about Nevada’s political history from some of the state’s “political veterans.”

Featured will be moderator Keith Lee, longtime political lobbyist and attorney; panelists include Patricia D. Cafferata and her daughter Elisa Cafferata, who both helped their mother and grandmother Barbara Vucanovich on her elections, as well as running campaigns of their own; Susan Lynn, rural representative for Jim Santini when he changed political parties to run for the U.S. Senate; Neena Laxalt, daughter of former U.S. Senator Paul Laxalt; and Paul Bible, attorney and son of U.S. Senator Alan Bible.

Questions to the panelists will include: What were they asked to do? Did they volunteer or were they paid staff? What worked for the campaigns they helped with, or what didn’t?  What would you like to know more about? Send your questions to:

“Campaign Matters: Insider Views” will be held in the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center’s Wells Fargo Auditorium. Seating is limited, so RSVPs are required: Free parking is available in the Brian J. Whalen Parking Complex.

“Campaign Matters” is being held in conjunction with the Special Collections current political exhibit, “The Road to Office: Campaigns, Elections, and Governance.” The exhibit will be opened during the program. For more information or questions, contact the Special Collections and University Archives Department from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday by phone at 775-682-5665, or email

We hope to see you there!