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Heidi Swank

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Heidi Swank
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Nevada State Assembly, District 16
In office
February 4, 2013 - present
Term ends
November 5, 2014
Years in position 1
Base salary$146.29/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits6 terms (12 years)
Office website
Campaign website
Heidi Swank is a Democratic member of the Nevada State Assembly, representing District 16. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


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

Nevada Committee Assignments, 2013
Government Affairs
Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining


Campaign themes


Swank's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]


  • Build upon Nevada's strength as a business-friendly environment to bring in new employers and expand existing ones.
  • Foster growing IT sector by building up IT service centers, such as customer service, while cultivating high-end IT businesses in the form of e-commerce and software as a service.
  • Transform Las Vegas into the regional hub for distribution and operations, including warehousing, air cargo, and freight transportation.


  • Education is key to future growth and economic diversity in Nevada.
  • Look to innovative solutions and initiatives to better fund K-12 and higher education.
  • Cultivate and encourage collaborations between higher education and local industries.
  • Provide students and teachers with resources to raise standards in all areas of K-12.

Renewable Energy

  • Enhance programs that will make renewables more accessible to Nevadans.
  • Attract and promote the manufacturing of renewable energy components.
  • Sponsor initiatives aimed at enhancing commercial and residential energy efficiency.



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 Heidi Swank is unopposed in the Democratic primary.[2][3]


See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2012

Swank ran in the 2012 election for Nevada State Assembly, District 16. Swank defeated Jesse Cantero and Mike Schaefer in the June 12 primary election and defeated Ben Boarman (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6][7]

Nevada State Assembly, District 16, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHeidi Swank 71.4% 9,649
     Republican Ben Boarman 28.6% 3,859
Total Votes 13,508

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Swank is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Swank raised a total of $72,004 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 24, 2013.[8]

Heidi Swank's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Nevada State Assembly, District 16 Won $72,004
Grand Total Raised $72,004


Swank won election to the Nevada State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Swank raised a total of $72,004.

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Political offices
Preceded by
John Oceguera (D)
Nevada State Assembly District 16
Succeeded by