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Elliot T. Anderson
Nevada State Assembly, District 15
In office
February 7, 2011 - present
Term ends
November 5, 2014
Years in position 3
Base salary$146.29/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits6 terms (12 years)
Bachelor'sUniversity of Nevada, Las Vegas (2009)
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Marine Corps
Years of service2001 – 2005
ProfessionSecurity Officer, Planet Hollywood Casino & Hotel
Office website
Campaign website
Elliot T. Anderson is a Democratic member of the Nevada State Assembly, representing District 15. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


Anderson earned his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. His professional experience includes working as a security officer at Planet Hollywood Casino & Hotel. Anderson served as machine gunner in the United States Marine Corps from 2001 to 2005.

Committee assignments


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

Nevada Committee Assignments, 2013
Education, Chair
Government Affairs
Legislative Operations and Elections


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



See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Nevada State Assembly will consist of a primary election on June 10, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 14, 2014. Incumbent Elliot Anderson is unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Benjamin Donlon is unopposed in the Republican primary. Roberto Juarez is running as a Libertarian candidate.[1][2]


See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2012

Anderson ran in the 2012 election for Nevada State Assembly, District 15. Anderson defeated Lou Toomin in the June 12 primary election and defeated Megan Heryet in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5][6]

Nevada State Assembly, District 15, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngElliot Anderson Incumbent 72.1% 11,809
     Republican Megan Heryet 27.9% 4,581
Total Votes 16,390


See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Anderson won election to the Nevada House of Representatives. Anderson defeated Cherina Kleven, Louis Toomin, and Patrick Boylan in the June 8 primary election. He bested Dale Snyder (R) and Stan Vaughan (Independent American) in the general election.

Nevada House of Representatives, District 15 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes

Green check mark transparent.png Elliot Anderson (D) 6,760
Dale Snyder (R) 3,368
Stan Vaughan (I) 666

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Anderson is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Anderson raised a total of $203,980 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 24, 2013.[7]

Elliot Anderson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Nevada State Assembly, District 15 Won $118,725
2010 Nevada State Assembly, District 15 Won $85,255
Grand Total Raised $203,980


Anderson won re-election to the Nevada State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Anderson raised a total of $118,725.


Anderson won election to the Nevada State Assembly in 2010. During that election cycle, Anderson raised a total of $85,255.


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".[8]


Anderson received a score of 32.98% in the 2011 report card, ranking 38th out of all 63 Nevada State Legislature members.[8]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Kathy McClain (D)
Nevada State Assembly District 15
2011- present
Succeeded by