|Nevada State Assembly, District 19|
|February 7, 2011 - present|
|November 5, 2014|
|Years in position||3|
|Per diem||$152/per day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||6 terms (12 years)|
|Place of birth||Mesquite, Nevada|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Issues
- 3 Committee assignments
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Scorecards
- 7 Personal
- 8 Recent news
- 9 See also
- 10 External links
- 11 References
Hardy's professional experience includes co-founding Golf Fore Kids Fundraising Program.
The following excerpts came from Hardy's website:
Economy: ."..We need to keep bureaucracy and costs to a minimum to help start Nevada’s business engine...."
Education: "Cresent Hardy believes we need to direct more money to where it matters...the classroom. Large blocks of education dollars should not be going to administration, bureaucrats, consultants or other items that do not directly impact our children’s education. Good teachers need to be rewarded, encouraged and allowed to do what they do best—teach our children...."
Health care: ."..Cresent Hardy believes doctors and patients need to be making the healthcare decisions, not bureaucrats from the government or from the insurance company. He will fight to end frivolous lawsuits and wasteful testing that comes from defensive medicine by supporting the voter-approved cap on malpractice lawsuits...."
Transportation and infrastructure: ."..We need to shelve projects that are no longer feasible or cost effective but we must continue on with longterm projects that take years or decades of planning and development...."
Liberty and welfare: "Cresent Hardy is a firm believer in personal responsibility and opportunity.... We have a moral obligation to help those who need assistance, to provide a hand up to those who need it and to have compassion on those who are suffering. Government has a role in helping provide essential services to those who are unable to care for their own needs such as the elderly, the infirm or disabled. We as a society need to provide this assistance, but as much as possible it needs to be done by charities, private enterprise and faith based organizations."
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Hardy served on the following committees:
|Nevada Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Commerce and Labor|
|• Ways and Means|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Hardy served on the following committees:
|Nevada Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Commerce and Labor|
|• Legislative Operations and Elections|
Hardy is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Nevada's 4th District. Hardy won the Republican nomination in the primary on June 10, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.
The National Republican Congressional Committee added Hardy to their "On the Radar" list in November 2013. According to the NRCC, candidates that make this list receive "...the tools they need to run successful, winning campaigns against their Democratic opponents."
|U.S. House, Nevada District 4 Republican Primary, 2014|
|Source: 99% reporting, Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.|
- See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2012
Hardy ran in the 2012 election for Nevada State Assembly, District 19. Hardy ran unopposed in the June 12 primary election and defeated Felipe Rodriguez (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Nevada State Assembly, District 19, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Cresent Hardy Incumbent||56.6%||13,152|
- See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2010
On November 2, 2010, Hardy won election to the Nevada State Assembly. Hardy defeated Richard Stubbs in the June 8 primary election by a margin of 3,396-2403. He defeated Lynn Goya (D) in the general election.
|Nevada House of Representatives, District 20 General election (2010)|
|Michael Roberson (R)||12,526|
|Lynn Goya (D)||7,118|
Comprehensive donor information for Hardy is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Hardy raised a total of $269,156 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 25, 2013.
|Cresent Hardy's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Nevada State Assembly, District 19||$150,993|
|2010||Nevada State Assembly, District 20||$118,163|
|Grand Total Raised||$269,156|
|Cresent Hardy (2014) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|Year-End||January 31, 2014||$0.00||$123,736.20||$(18,073.83)||$105,662.37|
|April Quarterly||April 15, 2014||$105,662.37||$45,658.72||$(48,930.41)||$102,390.68|
2012Hardy won re-election to the Nevada State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Hardy raised a total of $150,993.
|Nevada State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Cresent Hardy's campaign in 2012|
|Las Vegas Sands||$10,000|
|Hardy, Cresent L.||$8,000|
|Nevada Association Of Realtors||$5,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$150,993|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Hardy won election to the Nevada State Assembly in 2010. During that election cycle, Hardy raised a total of $118,163.
|Nevada State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Cresent Hardy's campaign in 2010|
|Hy-Rock Excavation LLC||$7,500|
|Rio Virgin Telephone & Cablevision||$4,000|
|Lee, Theodore B.||$3,500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$118,163|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Nevada Policy Research Institute
The Nevada Policy Research Institute, a Nevada-based conservative-libertarian think tank, releases a "Legislative Report Card" evaluating members of the Nevada State Legislature on "each lawmaker's voting record on legislation impacting the degree of economic freedom and education reform." Bills determined by the Institute to be of greater significance are weighted accordingly. According to the Institute, "a legislator with a score above 50 is considered to be an ally of economic liberty".
Hardy and his wife, Peri, have four children.
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- United States House of Representatives
- Nevada's 4th Congressional District elections, 2014
- Nevada's 4th Congressional District
- Nevada State Assembly
- House Committees
- Nevada State Legislature
- Nevada state legislative districts
- Official campaign website
- Profile from the Nevada State Assembly
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010
- Associated Press, "Nevada - Summary Vote Results," accessed June 10, 2014
- Cresent Hardy for Nevada State Assembly District 19, "Issues," accessed October 22, 2012
- Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Eight Nevada State Senators," November 16, 2011
- Roll Call, "House Republicans Put 36 Recruits ‘On the Radar’" accessed November 21, 2013
- NRCC Young Guns, "List," accessed March 20, 2014
- YouTube, "Cresent Hardy - Not A Conservative!," accessed May 16, 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, "Hardy, Cresent," accessed June 25, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "Cresent Hardy Summary Report," accessed April 30, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "Cresent Hardy Year-End," accessed April 30, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "Cresent Hardy April Quarterly," accessed April 30, 2014
- Nevada Policy Research Institute, "The 2011 Nevada Legislative Session Review & Report Card," accessed May 5, 2014
Steven Brooks (D)
|Nevada State Assembly District 19
| Succeeded by|
Joseph Hardy (R)
|Nevada State Assembly District 20
| Succeeded by|
Ellen Spiegel (D)