|Nevada State Senate, District 9|
|February 2, 2015 - present|
|November 7, 2018|
|Years in position||0|
|Per diem||$152/per day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 4, 2014|
|Next general||November 6, 2018|
|Term limits||3 terms (12 years)|
|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|
2015 legislative session
At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Harris served on the following committees:
|Nevada Committee Assignments, 2015|
|• Commerce, Labor and Energy|
|• Education, Chair|
|• Judiciary, Vice-Chair|
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 voiced 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|
Comprehensive donor information for Harris is available dating back to 2014. Based on available campaign finance records, Harris raised a total of $799,781 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 9, 2015.
|Becky Harris's Campaign Contribution History|
|2014||Nevada State Senate, District 9||$643,983|
|2012||Nevada State Assembly, District 21||$155,798|
|Grand Total Raised||$799,781|
2014Harris won election to the Nevada State Senate in 2014. During that election cycle, Harris raised a total of $643,983.
|Nevada State Senate 2014 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Becky Harris's campaign in 2014|
|Battle Born Nevadan||$10,500|
|Venetian Casino Resort||$10,000|
|Las Vegas Sands||$10,000|
|Nevada Association of Realtors||$10,000|
|Total Raised in 2014||$643,983|
|Source: Follow the Money|
2012Harris lost the election for the Nevada State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Harris raised a total of $155,798.
|Nevada State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Becky Harris's campaign in 2012|
|Republican Assembly Caucus of Nevada||$19,900|
|Pat Hickey for Assembly||$10,000|
|Republican Assembly Leadership Caucus||$10,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$155,798|
|Source: Follow the Money|
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- Profile from the Nevada State Senate
- Profile from Open States
- Official campaign website
- Becky Harris on Facebook
- Campaign contributions via Follow the Money
- 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
- Follow the Money, "Contributions to Harris, Becky," accessed April 9, 2015
Justin Jones (D)
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