Brian Nieves

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Brian Nieves
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Missouri State Senate, District 26
Incumbent
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$35,915/year
Per diem$103.20/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limits2 four-year terms
Prior offices
Missouri House of Representatives
2003 - 2011
Education
High schoolPacific High School, 1983
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Navy
Years of service1984 - 1994
Personal
BirthdayJune 19, 1965
Place of birthNew Britain, Connecticut
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Brian Nieves (b. June 19, 1965) is a Republican member of the Missouri State Senate, representing District 26. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. Nieves did not seek re-election in 2014.

Biography

Nieves' professional experience includes working as a business speaker, owner of Highway 66 Auto Sales and Nieves Enterprises, and a substitute teacher. He served as a Corpsman in the United States Navy from 1984 to 1994.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Nieves served on the following committees:

Missouri Committee Assignments, 2013
Education
General Laws, Chair
Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions & Ethics
Veterans' Affairs and Health
Joint Committee on Child Abuse
Joint Committee on Education

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Nieves served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Nieves served on the following committees:

  • Ex-officio member of all committees of the House

Issues

Healthcare Compact

In 2011, Nieves sponsored the Healthcare Compact in the Missouri State Senate.[1]

No New Taxes Pledge

A minority of Missouri lawmakers signed the 2011 edition of the "No New Taxes Pledge." The Taxpayer Protection Pledge is offered by the non-profit lobbying organization Americans for Tax Reform with the goal of opposing all tax increases as a matter of principle. Just one out of 34 state Senate members signed the 2011 pledge. Out of 163 state House members, only 38 lawmakers signed.

Nieves signed the pledge.[2]

English-official amendment

Nieves was a primary supporter of putting Missouri English Official Language, Constitutional Amendment on the 2008 ballot.

Elections

2010

On November 2, 2010, Nieves won election to the Missouri State Senate.

Missouri State Senate, District 26 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Brian Nieves (R) 42,112
George Weber (D) 19,063
Richard Newton (C) 2,988

2008

On November 4, 2008, Brian Nieves ran for District 98 of the Missouri House of Representatives, beating Jim Mense.[3]

Brian Nieves raised $57,949 for his campaign.[4]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 98
Candidates Votes Percent
Brian Nieves (R) 10,356 60.0%
Jim Mense (D) 6,909 40.0%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Nieves is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Nieves raised a total of $677,151 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 21, 2013.[5]

Brian Nieves's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Missouri State Senate, District 26 Not up for election $93,111
2010 Missouri State Senate, District 26 Won $365,340
2008 Missouri State House, District 98 Won $57,949
2006 Missouri State House, District 98 Won $53,988
2004 Missouri State House, District 98 Won $67,133
2002 Missouri State House, District 98 Won $39,630
Grand Total Raised $677,151

2012

Nieves was not up for election to the Missouri State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Nieves raised a total of $93,111.
Missouri State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Brian Nieves's campaign in 2012
CNS Corp.$10,000
Ameren$5,000
Lewis & Clark Regional Leadership Fund$5,000
Parson for State Senate$5,000
Missouri Hospital Association$3,500
Total Raised in 2012$93,111
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, a year in which Nieves was up for election to Senate District 26, he collected $365,340 in donations.[6]

His four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Ron Richard 2010 $45,000
Missouri Club For Growth $20,000
Missouri Leadership CMTE $15,000
Friends Of Tilley $10,524

2008

In 2008, a year in which Nieves was up for re-election to House District 98, he collected $57,949 in donations.[6]

His four largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
98th Republican Legislative District CMTE $5,575
L. B. Eckelkamp Jr. $2,825
Dolan Realtors $2,325
Rivertown Enterprises Inc $2,000

2006

In 2006, a year in which Nieves was up for re-election to House District 98, he collected $53,988 in donations.[6]

His four largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
98th Republican Legislative District Cmte $3,000
Franklin County Republican Central Cmte $1,000
Missouri Bankers Association $975
Missouri Health & Hospital Association $950

2004

In 2004, a year in which Nieves was up for re-election to House District 98, he collected $67,133 in donations.[6]

His four largest contributors in 2004 were:

Donor Amount
98th Republican Legislative District Cmte $3,363
2nd Republican Senatorial District Cmte $1,900
16th Republican Legislative District Cmte $2,325
Missouri Bankers Association $1,375

2002

In 2002, a year in which Nieves was up for election to House District 98, he collected $39,630 in donations.[6]

His four largest contributors in 2002 were:

Donor Amount
98th Republican Legislative District Cmte $2,645
9th Republican Congressional District Cmte $2,450
Franklin County Republican Central Cmte $900
Feller, Harold $600

Personal

Nieves is married with three children.[7]

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Missouri State Legislature was in session from January 8 through May 19.[8]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to "life, liberty, property, and pocketbook."[9]
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to "liberty issues that deal with the size, scope, and proper role of government."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills deemed priority issues by the MCCI.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills deemed "critical public policy issues" by MPV.
Legislators are scored on their votes on 92 abortion-related bills.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills deemed "critical environmental issues" by SC MO.
Legislators are scored on their votes for or against UM's position.

2013

In 2013, the Missouri State Legislature was in session from January 9 through May 30.[10]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to "life, liberty, property, and pocketbook."[11]
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills deemed "critical public policy issues" by MPV.
Legislators are scored on their votes on 92 abortion-related bills.
Legislators are scored on their votes for or against UM's position.

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
John Griesheimer
Missouri State Senate District 26
2011–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Missouri State House District 98
2003–2011
Succeeded by
Dave Hinson