Becky Harris

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Becky Harris
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Candidate for
Nevada State Senate, District 9
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
High schoolAlta High School, 1986
Bachelor'sBrigham Young University, 1989
Master'sUniversity of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2000
J.D.Brigham Young University, 1992
Campaign website
Becky Harris is a 2014 Republican candidate for District 9 of the Nevada State Senate.

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.


Campaign themes


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


  • 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."

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."


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]



See also: Nevada State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Nevada State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 10, 2014. The general election will take place 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. Jones and Harris will face off in the general election.[3][4][5]


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.[6][7][8][9]

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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