Allison Copening

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Allison Copening
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Nevada State Senate, Clark 6
Former member
In office
2009 - 2013
Base salary$137.90/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Term limits3 terms (12 years)
Bachelor'sUniversity of Nevada, Las Vegas
ProfessionMarketing and Public Relations
Office website
Allison Copening (b. 1964) is a former Democratic member of the Nevada State Senate, representing the Clark 6 District from 2009 to 2012.


Copening earned her B.A. in Communication Studies from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Her professional experience includes working in Marketing and Public Relations.[1]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Copening served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Copening served on these committees:



See also: Nevada State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Copening won election to the Clark 6 Senatorial District Seat in the Nevada State Senate, defeating Bob Beers.[2]

Nevada State Senate, Clark 6 District (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Allison Copening (D) 23,751 53.14%
Bob Beers 20,940 46.86%

Campaign donors


In 2008, Copening collected $354,264 in donations.[3]

Her five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Allison Copening $34,943
White Rabbit PAC $10,000
Searchlight Leadership Fund $10,000
Laborers Local 169 $10,000
Clark County Education Association $10,000


Nevada Policy Research Institute

See also: Nevada Policy Research Institute's Legislative Session Review & Report Card

The Nevada Policy Research Institute, a Nevada-based conservative-libertarian think tank, releases a "Legislative Report Card" evaluating members of the Nevada State Legislature on "each lawmaker's voting record on legislation impacting the degree of economic freedom and education reform." Bills determined by the Institute to be of greater significance are weighted accordingly. According to the Institute, "a legislator with a score above 50 is considered to be an ally of economic liberty".[4]


Copening received a score of 33.18 percent in the 2011 report card, ranking 35th out of all 63 Nevada State Legislature members.[4]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Nevada State Senate, Clark 6 District
Succeeded by
Mark Hutchison (R)