Bernard Anderson

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Bernard Anderson
Nevada Assembly District 31
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Teacher (retired)
Bernie Anderson (May 15, 1942-January 11, 2014[1]) was a Democratic member of the Nevada Assembly. He represented the 31st District from 1990 to 2010 serving as Speaker Pro Tempore. State term limits disqualified him from re-election in 2010.


Anderson earned his B.S. in Education from the University of Nevada, Reno, in 1971. His professional experience included working as a teacher. He served as a staff sergeant in the Nevada Army National Guard from 1960 to 1967. He is a retired teacher.

Committee assignments

While in the Nevada Assembly, Anderson served on the following committees:



On November 4, 2008, Anderson won re-election to the District 31 Seat in the Nevada Assembly, defeating opponents Ron Longtin and Jim Nord.

Anderson raised $202,258 for his campaign.[2]

Nevada State Assembly, District 31 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Bernard Anderson (D) 9,850 67.59%
Ron Longtin 3,867 28.65%
Jim Nord 856 5.87%

Campaign donors


Listed below are the five largest contributors to Bernard Anderson's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
MGM Mirage $10,000
Associated General Contractors of Las Vegas $10,000
Cantor Gaming $7,500
Lynch Hopper & Salzano $5,000
Nevada State Education Association $5,000


Anderson and his wife, Clyda, had two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Nevada State Assembly District 31
Succeeded by
Richard Daly