Dan Schwartz

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Dan Schwartz
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Nevada Treasurer
In office
Term ends
Years in position 0
Base salary$102,898
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sPrinceton University
Master'sColumbia University
J.D.Boston University
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Army
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
Dan Schwartz is the current Republican Nevada Treasurer. He was first elected to the office on November 4, 2014.[1][2] He announced his candidacy July 8, 2013.[3]

Schwartz's previous bid for political office was in 2012, when he ran unsuccessfully for election to the U.S. House to represent the 4th Congressional District of Nevada.


Schwartz grew up in Chicago and obtained his bachelor's degree from Princeton University. He then went on to earn his J.D. from Boston University and his MBA from Columbia University. He served in the U.S. Army from 1972 through 1974 before working in the financial industry in Houston and New York. He then moved to Hong Kong to become CEO of Asian Venture Capital Journal. In 2006, AVCJ was purchased by a British media company and Schwartz now serves as Chairman Emeritus. He is also the founder and CEO of Qiosk.com.[4]

Political career

Nevada Treasurer (2015-present)

Schwartz first won election to the treasurer's office on November 4, 2014. He was sworn into office on January 5, 2015, replacing Kate Marshall (D).



See also: Nevada down ballot state executive elections, 2014

Schwartz ran for election as Nevada Treasurer. He was uncontested in the Republican primary election on June 10, 2014.[1] The general election took place November 4, 2014.


General election
Nevada Treasurer, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDan Schwartz 51.5% 277,450
     Democratic Kim Wallin 41.5% 223,750
     Independent American Kress Cave 3.6% 19,346
     Independent None of these candidates 3.5% 18,668
Total Votes 539,214
Election Results via Nevada Secretary of State.


See also: Nevada's 4th Congressional District elections, 2012

Schwartz ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Nevada's 4th District.[5] Schwartz lost to Danny Tarkanian in the Republican primary on June 12, 2012.[6][7]

Dan Schwartz for Congress campaign logo.

Primary results

Nevada's 4th Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDanny Tarkanian 31.5% 7,605
Barbara Cegavske 27.7% 6,674
Kenneth Wegner 21% 5,069
Dan Schwartz 11.3% 2,728
Kiran Hill 2.8% 666
Diana Anderson 2.5% 607
Mike Delarosa 1.5% 370
Sid Zeller 1% 252
Robert X. Leeds 0.7% 165
Total Votes 24,136


Schwarz lives in southern Nevada with his wife, Yanan Ding. He has two children from a previous marriage.[8]

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