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James Oscarson

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James Oscarson
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Nevada State Assembly, District 36
In office
February 4, 2013 - present
Term ends
  November 9, 2016
Years in position 2
Base salary$146.29/day
Per diem$152/per day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limits6 terms (12 years)
ProfessionMarketing director/ombudsman
Office website
Campaign website
James Oscarson is a Republican member of the Nevada State Assembly, representing District 36. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Oscarson served on the following committees:

Nevada Committee Assignments, 2015
Health and Human Services, Chair
Natural Resources, Agriculture and Mining
Ways and Means


In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Oscarson served on the following committees:



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 Oscarson ran unopposed in the Republican primary and was unopposed in the general election.[1][2][3]


See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2012

Oscarson ran in the 2012 election for Nevada State Assembly, District 36. Oscarson defeated Walt Grudzinski, Delmar Leatham and Nathan Schlumpf in the June 12 primary election. Oscarson defeated Anthony Wernicke (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6][7]

Nevada State Assembly, District 36, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJames Oscarson 64.4% 14,539
     Democratic Anthony Wernicke 35.6% 8,020
Total Votes 22,559

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Oscarson is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Oscarson raised a total of $229,414 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 10, 2015.[8]

James Oscarson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2014 Nevada State Assembly, District 36 Won $151,014
2012 Nevada State Assembly, District 36 Won $78,400
Grand Total Raised $229,414


Oscarson won re-election to the Nevada State Assembly in 2014. During that election cycle, Oscarson raised a total of $151,014.
Nevada State Assembly 2014 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to James Oscarson's campaign in 2014
Oscarson, James$19,085
MGM Mirage$6,000
Keystone Corp$5,000
Barrack Gold$5,000
Nevada Association of Realtors$4,000
Total Raised in 2014$151,014
Source: Follow the Money


Oscarson won election to the Nevada State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Oscarson raised a total of $78,400.


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

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In 2013, the 77th Nevada State Legislature was in session from February 4 through June 4.[9]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Edwin Goedhart (R)
Nevada State Assembly District 36
Succeeded by