|Nevada State Senate, District 9|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 4, 2014|
|High school||Alta High School, 1986|
|Bachelor's||Brigham Young University, 1989|
|Master's||University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2000|
|J.D.||Brigham Young University, 1992|
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.
Harris's campaign website highlighted the following issues:
- 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."
- 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."
- 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."
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.
- See also: Nevada State Senate elections, 2014
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.
|Nevada State Senate District 9, General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Justin Jones Incumbent||44.8%||10,116|
|Nevada State Senate, District 9 Republican Primary, 2014|
- 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.
|Nevada State Assembly, District 21, General Election, 2012|
|Independent American||Les McKay||3.1%||745|
|Nevada State Assembly, District 21 Republican Primary, 2012|
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- Nevada State Senate
- Nevada State Legislature
- Nevada State Senate elections, 2014
- Nevada State Senate District 9
- Becky Harris for State Senate 9, "Issues," accessed May 19, 2014
- Becky Harris for Nevada, "Issues Affecting Assembly District 21," accessed October 22, 2012
- Nevada Secretary of State, "2014 filed candidates," accessed April 8, 2014
- Clark County, "Candidate filing," accessed April 8, 2014
- Nevada Secretary of State, "Nevada Primary Election 2014," accessed June 10, 2014
- Las Vegas Review-Journal, "Nevada Senate leader says GOP has chance to regain control of upper house," April 9, 2014
- Nevada Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Candidates," accessed May 6, 2014
- Clark County, "2012 Primary Candidates," accessed May 6, 2014
- Washoe County, "2012 General Election candidates," accessed May 5, 2014
- Nevada Secretary of State, "Official Results of the 2012 Primary Election," accessed April 23, 2014