James Healey

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James Healey
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Nevada State Assembly, District 35
Former member
In office
February 4, 2013 - November 5, 2014
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limits6 terms (12 years)
Date of birthJuly 25, 1973
ProfessionOperational manager
Campaign website
James W. Healey (born July 25, 1973) is a former Democratic member of the Nevada State Assembly, representing District 35 from 2012 to 2014.

Committee assignments


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

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


Campaign themes


Healey's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[1]


  • Excerpt: "One way to increase the number of jobs available is through economic diversification. Nevada must attract new industries such as manufacturing, information technology and renewable energy. These industries bring thousands of long term sustainable jobs. I will also work to find ways to fund road and building projects such as Interstate 11 which would create thousands of jobs while creating a roadway that will also increase business opportunities."

EDUCATION — Children are our future

  • Excerpt: "Improving funding and accountability are important factors needed to improve the Education System in Nevada. Adopting the “Common Core Standards” will ensure that students’ transition between schools will not become a detriment to the ability for them to keep up. This will help more of our students stay on track and in school."

Veterans – They fight for our rights, I will fight for theirs!

  • Excerpt: "As your Assemblyman, I will fight hard to ensure that rights and services are available for our Veterans."

Seniors – Keeping the gold in “Golden Years”

  • Excerpt: "Our valley is a very attractive place for seniors to enjoy their retirement. We have outstanding Senior Communities and I am committed to work closely with our seniors to ensure that we can continue to provide a quality way of retirement and attract thousands more to retire in our beautiful state."

Foreclosures – Stop the bleeding

  • Excerpt: "As a Legislator I will be focused on ways to continue to hold financial institutions accountable and responsible. We must create laws to protect home buyers from ever being faced with the kind of crisis so many of my constituents are currently enduring. I will work with our Federal Representatives in pushing for solutions and options for homeowners that are currently in trouble."


Healey's website highlighted campaign themes including economic diversification, public works, Common Core standards for schools, veterans' affairs, quality of life for seniors, and "laws to protect home buyers from ever being faced with [foreclosure]...."[2]



See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Nevada State Assembly took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 10, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 14, 2014. Incumbent James Healey defeated Charles Clark, Jr. in the Democratic primary, while Brent Jones defeated Mike Bajorek in the Republican primary. Healey was defeated by Jones in the general election.[3][4][5][6]

Nevada State Assembly District 35, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrent Jones 53.3% 6,077
     Democratic James Healey Incumbent 46.7% 5,332
Total Votes 11,409
Nevada State Assembly, District 35 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJames Healey Incumbent 82.3% 813
Charles Clark, Jr. 17.7% 175
Total Votes 988
Nevada State Assembly, District 35 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBrent Jones 64.2% 1,024
Mike Bajorek 35.8% 572
Total Votes 1,596


See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2012

Healey ran in the 2012 election for Nevada State Assembly, District 35. Healey defeated Nathan Sosa in the June 12 primary election and defeated Tom Blanchard (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[7][8][9][10]

Nevada State Assembly, District 35, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJames Healey 52.4% 11,507
     Republican Tom Blanchard 47.6% 10,446
Total Votes 21,953

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Healey is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Healey raised a total of $135,098 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 26, 2013.[11]

James Healey's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Nevada State Assembly, District 35 Won $135,098
Grand Total Raised $135,098


Healey won election to the Nevada State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Healey raised a total of $135,098.


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In 2013, the 77th Nevada State Legislature was in session from February 4 through June 4.[12]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Peter Goicoechea (R)
Nevada State Assembly District 35
Succeeded by
Brent Jones (R)