Foster Parent | Combat Veteran | Community Leader

My life has always been in service to the undeserved communities. For truly,

Community Changes Everything.

Hunter Cain

Who is Hunter Cain?

Hunter will be a licensed foster parent on the commission. Hunter is a single Clark County foster parent, who has devoted his life to help shelter and raise higher-level of care and at-risk youth. Hunter has fostered nine youth ranging from 9 years old to 16 years. In 2018, he adopted his first son and is currently fostering to adopt his second son.

 

Hunter will be the first combat veteran to serve on the commission in more than 20 years. Hunter is a disabled combat veteran who spent nearly a decade in the US Army with deployments and service in Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. During his military service he received nine degrees covering Political Science, Communications and Media Studies, English, Sociology, Sustainability, Futures Studies, Theater, Business Administration and Management, and German studies.

 

Hunter served as Director of Community Outreach for Congresswoman Dina Titus. Over half a decade with her office he organized over 100 community events, helped thousands of Southern Nevadans find social and mental health services and brought back more than $2 million worth of federal benefits to those he helped.

Diversity on the Commission

Hunter will be Clark County’s first openly LGBTQ commissioner with his first national endorsement coming from the Victory Fund. After the repeal of don’t ask don’t tell, Hunter helped LGBTQ veterans apply to upgrade their less-than-honorable military discharges that were based on sexual preference. He also worked to change gender and name identification on military documents to ensure burial consistency for LGBTQ veterans. Furthermore, he was instrumental in ensuring the Southern Nevada VA hospital became 100% HRC compliant for three years in a row.

 

Hunter will be Commission District C’s first African American commissioner. Hunter has worked to bring resources and services to the African American, Hispanic American, Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI), senior, economically disadvantaged, disabled and immigrant communities.

Hunter know the issues and challenges we face, and wants to continue to help be part of the solution. His focus is on reforming the Department of Family Services, creating a county Department of Veterans Affairs, creating affordable and homeless housing, and making major improvements to the county’s Business Advisory Council.

Hunter has innovative ideas for parks and recreational expansion, residential clean energy and Grey water systems, supporting LatinX issues, overhauling the RTC, bringing light rail to Southern Nevada, building rehabilitation centers as alternative sentencing, and ensuring that Clark County’s reputation is one that believe that one wage from one job is enough to support one family.

“There is more to the commission than zoning and sales taxes. The Commission has significant authority over Clark County which means creative projects and innovation should not be an idea for some distant time in the future but rather today.”

– H. Cain

What are my Priorities?

Top on my priority list are the youth of southern Nevada. Working with foster parents, educators, and youth programs, along with state and county agencies, I have heard there needs and developed innovative ideas to implement within the Department of Family services, after-school within the Clark County School District, and the Juvenile Justice system, all of which the Commission plays a large role within.

I have heard the need for a county consolidation of Veteran services. My Fellow Veterans have answered the call for defense of our nation. There should not be a struggle to find resources in Clark County. We can provide Veterans with a department dedicated to listing services such as mental health, housing, employment, business, etc.

Learn more about other these and other issues:

  • Department of Family Service (Foster Care)
  • Youth Programs
  • Veterans
  • Community involvement (Black / Hispanic / AAPI)
  • Recreational enhancements
  • Veterans’ issues
  • Renewable energy
  • LGBTQ+ support
  • Transportation
  • Water innovation