Dina Neal

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Dina Neal
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Nevada State Assembly, District 7
Incumbent
In office
February 7, 2011 - present
Term ends
November 5, 2014
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$146.29/day
Per diem$152/per day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits6 terms (12 years)
Education
Bachelor'sSouthern University and A&M College
J.D.Southern University Law Center
Personal
Birthday1972
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Dina Neal (b. 1972) is a Democratic member of the Nevada State Assembly, representing District 7. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Neal earned her B.A. in Political Science from Southern University and A&M College and her J.D. from Southern University Law Center. Her professional experience includes working as a contract administrator and adjunct professor.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Nevada Committee Assignments, 2013
Education
Government Affairs, Vice Chair
Taxation

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Neal's campaign website highlights the following issues:[1]

Education

  • Excerpt: "Our children our giving up, and we need to do something about it. I am already on the front line of projects to stem the tide of our children leaving schools and I want you on the frontline with me. As a single mother of two children, I reared my children while I earned my law degree, and had it not been for great teachers, sharing the role of educating my kids, my job would have been a lot tougher. So I understand education and my role as a public servant, which is to directly serve our children. Join me in the fight!"

Jobs development

  • Excerpt: "I am running to serve the people of State Assembly District 7, to make sure that we, not only have great schools, but to make sure we have jobs for the citizens of this state. I am campaigning for the State Assembly to ensure that the parents of these children have jobs that build confidence, security, and provide good and decent wages for our citizens to take care of their families."

Foreclosures

  • Excerpt: "I want to make sure that as a State we continue to work at the legislature to make sure we create laws that prevent this from happening again in our communities. It is important that each person, in this District and in this state gets fair and equitable treatment, and that they know they have a voice with integrity in the Legislature."

Elections

2014

See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Nevada State Assembly will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 10, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 14, 2014. Incumbent Dina Neal defeated Stephen Taylor in the Democratic primary, while Brent Leavitt ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Neal and Leavitt will face off in the general election.[2][3][4]

2012

See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2012

Neal ran in the 2012 election for Nevada State Assembly, District 7. Neal defeated Stephen Taylor in the June 12 primary election and defeated Brent Leavitt (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7][8]

Nevada State Assembly, District 7, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDina Neal Incumbent 73.3% 14,496
     Republican Brent Leavitt 26.7% 5,293
Total Votes 19,789

2010

See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Neal won election to the Nevada House of Representatives. She defeated Carolyn J. Essex and John Stephens in the June 8 primary election. Neal defeated Geraldine Lewis (R) in the general election.

Nevada House of Representatives, District 7 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Dina Neal (D) 8,462
Geraldine Lewis (R) 2,464

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Neal is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Neal raised a total of $117,389 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 24, 2013.[9]

Dina Neal's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Nevada State Assembly, District 7 Won $68,665
2010 Nevada State Assembly, District 7 Won $48,724
Grand Total Raised $117,389

2012

Neal won re-election to the Nevada State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Neal raised a total of $68,665.
Nevada State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Dina Neal's campaign in 2012
Nevada Association Of Realtors$4,000
Nevada State Education Association$3,000
South Point Hotel & Casino$2,500
MGM Mirage$2,500
Kirkpatrick, Marilyn K.$2,250
Total Raised in 2012$68,665
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Neal won election to the Nevada State Assembly in 2010. During that election cycle, Neal raised a total of $48,724.

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Nevada

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2013

In 2013, the 77th Nevada State Legislature was in session from February 4 through June 4.[10]

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills dealing with government regulations, taxes/fees and individual liberty. Citizen Outreach selected 22 Assembly bills and 32 Senate bills to analyze for its scorecard.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their voting record concerning economic freedom and education reform.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on education equity, economic equity, health equity and civil rights.

2011

In 2011, the 76th Nevada State Legislature was in session from February 7 through June 7.[10]

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills dealing with government regulations, taxes/fees, personal responsibility, families and individual liberty. Citizen Outreach selected 31 Assembly bills and 31 Senate bills to analyze for its scorecard.
  • Legislators are scored on their voting record concerning economic freedom and education reform.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes on education, educator salaries, benefits and collective bargaining.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record on bills that are in the interest of southern Nevada.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on education equity, economic equity, health equity and civil rights.

Nevada Policy Research Institute

See also: Nevada Policy Research Institute's Legislative Session Review & Report Card

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".[11]

2011

Neal received a score of 28.49% in the 2011 report card, ranking 59th out of all 63 Nevada State Legislature members.[11]

Personal

Neal has two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Morse Arberry, Jr.
Nevada State Assembly District 7
2011- present
Succeeded by
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