Becky Harris

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Becky Harris
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Nevada State Senate, District 9
Member-elect
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolAlta High School, 1986
Bachelor'sBrigham Young University, 1989
Master'sUniversity of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2000
J.D.Brigham Young University, 1992
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Campaign website
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Becky Harris is a Republican member-elect of the Nevada State Senate, representing District 9.
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This candidate ran in a "race to watch" in one of the 20 chambers identified by Ballotpedia as a battleground chamber.

The Nevada Senate had a difference in partisan balance between Democrats and Republican of one seat, which amounts to 9 percent of the seats up for election in 2014. In 2012, a total of five districts were competitive, with a margin of victory was 5 percent or less.

She was a 2012 Republican candidate for District 21 of the Nevada State Assembly. She was defeated by Andy Eisen (D) in the general election.

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Harris's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[1]

Education

  • Excerpt: "She supports ensuring that every student has the tools and resources needed to achieve their dreams. Becky supports expanding charter schools and school choice to give parents the right to send their children to good schools. As our state senator, Becky will lead the fight to reward good teachers with higher pay."

Jobs'

  • Excerpt: "Employers need to know that Nevada has a tax system that is fair. When some industries carry a heavy tax burden and others pay little, it is time for a change. Becky opposes the margins tax because it will place an undue burden on small businesses. She supports tax reform that fairly taxes the mining industry and keeps taxes low for small businesses."

Housing Crisis

  • Excerpt: "Becky supports legislation that requires banks to prove they actually own a home before foreclosing on it. She opposes allowing local governments to use the power of eminent domain to seize underwater mortgages. Becky believes we must continue to hold Wall Street banks accountable for their past actions, and ensure a fair and transparent process for home owners."

2012

Harris voices support for a "stable business environment" and "diversity" in the economy, "[l]ong-term solutions" to the housing crisis, the Second Amendment, school choice, charter school, vouchers, and incentive-based pay for teachers. She opposes a gross receipts tax.[2]

Elections

2014

See also: Nevada State Senate elections, 2014
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Elections for the office of Nevada State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 10, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 14, 2014. Incumbent Justin Jones ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Becky Harris defeated Ron Quilang, Vick Gill and David Schoen in the Republican primary. Harris defeated Jones in the general election.[3][4][5]

The Nevada State Senate is a battleground chamber that Ballotpedia has identified as having the opportunity to switch partisan control in 2014. The Nevada Senate has a difference in partisan balance between Democrats and Republican of one seat, which amounts to 9 percent of the seats up for election in 2014. District 9 in the Senate was identified by Ballotpedia and the Las Vegas Review-Journal as a battleground district that could determine control of the Nevada State Senate. Incumbent Justin Jones lost his seat to attorney Becky Harris in the general election. Jones won election in 2012 by only 301 votes. In 2013, Jones angered many gun-rights conservatives during his first year in office, when he pushed for gun control legislation.[6]

Nevada State Senate District 9, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBecky Harris 55.2% 12,475
     Democratic Justin Jones Incumbent 44.8% 10,116
Total Votes 22,591

2012

See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2012

Harris ran in the 2012 election for Nevada State Assembly, District 21. Harris defeated Jeffrey Jones and Swadeep Nigam in the June 12 primary election and was defeated by Andy Eisen (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[7][8][9][10]

Nevada State Assembly, District 21, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAndy Eisen 50.1% 12,123
     Republican Becky Harris 46.9% 11,343
     Independent American Les McKay 3.1% 745
Total Votes 24,211

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