My name is Jack Polcyn and I’m running for office in Nevada’s Legislature, Assembly District 17, to better represent residents of Nevada in the upcoming legislative session. As a Disabled Veteran, I am passionate about improving conditions for veterans, fighting on behalf of the handicapped, seniors, first responders & healthcare workers, and protecting our Constitutional rights.
I was born and raised in Waukegan IL, a northern suburb of Chicago. After graduating high school, I received a full 4 year scholarship from the USMC. I attended the University of Wisconsin for one year before serving in the US Army.
In the Army, I successfully pursued a career in tanks and ended my career as a PLT SGT of a platoon of M-1 Abrams Tanks. I was responsible for the lives, safety, and training of 15 people, and over 4 Billion dollars of equipment. My time in the military included training at FT. Knox, 2 tours of duty at FT. Hood, TX., 2 tours of duty in Germany, and a short tour of duty at FT. Polk LA.
While serving in the Army I received a life changing injury that had me in traction for 6 weeks, a full body cast for 6 more, and forced me to be Medi-Evac’d from Germany back home to the US. It also ended my active duty carrier after 10 years.
Upon leaving the Army, I became a civil servant with the USPS as a letter carrier for 8 years. I was then recruited as an operations technician by the Postal Inspection Service, which is the Federal Law Enforcement office of the USPS. My duties included handling suspicious packages, disposing of contraband and drugs in the mail, handling suspected bombs and criminal evidence, and assisting inspectors prepare legal cases. I was with the Inspection Service until my retirement in 2000. I retired into the most important job of all: being a full time “Papaw” to my 4 awesome grandchildren.
When I finally found my birth mother, the first thing I said to her was, “Thank you for having the courage not to abort me!”
I was born and raised in the midwest and adopted at birth. My views on Pro-Life were formed early; at birth. I know first hand how lucky I was not to be aborted. Within hours of my being aborted, my birth mother stood tall and refused to cave in to her parents and my birth father, and decided to put me up for adoption. If not for her strength of character, I would not have been able to have my life; my beloved son and daughter would not be here & neither would my 4 beautiful grandchildren. They includes 2 veterans, one active soldier, and productive, educated members of society. When I finally found my birth mother, the first thing I said to her was, “Thank you for having the courage not to abort me!”
It is time for me to step forward and once again serve the country and people I love.
After seeing the state of US politics over the last decade, I was became extremely disillusioned by the serving politicians, partisanship, and lack of focus on the individual. We now have a President who is accomplishing so much that I could no longer just be an observer. It is time for me to step forward and once again serve the country and people I love.
I’m proud to have received an “A+” rating from the Nevada Firearms Coalition.
I support the 2nd Amendment as I was raised to do, having owned guns since I was 10 yrs old. I was a nationally competitive shooter until I joined the Army, where I dealt with guns full time. As an operations technician in the US Postal Inspection Service, I was familiar with weapons from hand guns to MP-5 machine guns. It is imperative that Americans continue to have the unabridged right to own and bear arms. I’m proud to have received an “A+” rating from the Nevada Firearms Coalition.
I know first hand what veterans go through to get the care and benefits they deserve. I have been enrolled in the VA since 1985 and have fought my way through its’ frustration and bureaucracy. Under President Trump, the VA has become tremendously more effective. I will always fight to ensure veterans get the best care and services.
The disabled are a major part of Nevada, and growing in numbers daily as the population ages.
This fight carries over to services for disabled persons. The disabled are a major part of Nevada, and growing in numbers daily as the population ages. I will tackle issues from a wide range of discrimination, even businesses not providing handicapped shopping carts.
Without the courage of first responders and healthcare workers, the COVID-19 death toll would be much higher.
I support first responders and healthcare workers. They deal with difficult issues and are there when we need them. Without their courage and professionalism in dealing with COVID-19, the death toll would be much higher. I am aware many first responders can not receive benefits for treatment of the PTSD endured from their service. PTSD is only treated on an acute case basis, and leaves these courageous people without hope of treatment, even those who may have suffered for 20+ years. This will be one of the first issues I address.