Jason Frierson

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Jason Frierson
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Nevada State Assembly, District 8
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'sUniversity of Nevada, Reno
J.D.University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Personal
Birthday1970
Place of birthLos Angeles, California
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Jason Frierson (b. 1970) is a Democratic member of the Nevada State Assembly, representing District 8. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. As of the 2013 session, Frierson serves as Assistant Majority Floor Leader.

Biography

Frierson earned his B.S. in Health Science from the University of Nevada, Reno and his J.D. from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. His professional experience includes working as an attorney.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Nevada Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce and Labor
Judiciary, Chair
Taxation

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

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

Jobs and the Economy

  • Excerpt: "I am committed to getting people back to work right away. We must reduce the number of foreclosures that are resulting in plummeting home values. I will also work hard to achieve economic diversification and development because it is essential for a brighter future for our state. We must continue efforts to fund road and building projects and provide incentives for renewable energy development that would create new jobs in Nevada. I believe we can make Nevada a manufacturing, distribution and transportation hub for the Western United States."

Crime

  • Excerpt: "As your Assemblyman, I will continue to work to make our neighborhoods safer."

Education

  • Excerpt: "I will work to help recruit and keep the highest-qualified teachers in every classroom. I believe we must also Improve transparency and accountability for education spending so we are sure every dollar possible goes directly into the classroom, with more decision making at the local level."

Government Efficiency And Accountability

  • Excerpt: "I believe we must work diligently for greater transparency and accountability for state spending. Taxpayers deserve to know how every dollar is being spent. I will work for reforms to the budget process to ensure transparency for how tax dollars are being spent, consolidating government services to avoid costly duplication, and budgets based on priorities and performance."

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 Jason Frierson ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, while John Moore was unopposed in the Republican primary. Frierson and Moore will face off in the general election.[2][3][4]

2012

See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2012

Frierson ran in the 2012 election for Nevada State Assembly, District 8. Frierson defeated John Moore in the June 12 primary election and defeated Arthur Martinez (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7][8]

Nevada State Assembly, District 8, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJason Frierson Incumbent 61% 11,550
     Republican Arthur Martinez 39% 7,384
Total Votes 18,934

2010

See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Frierson won election to the Nevada House of Representatives. He defeated Kevin Child and Jesse Cantero in the June 8 primary election. Frierson defeated Joe Egan (R) and Stacy Gonzalez (Independent American) in the general election.

Nevada House of Representatives, District 8 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jason Frierson (D) 3,853
Joe Egan (R) 2,303
Stacy Gonzalez (I) 452

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Frierson is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Frierson raised a total of $282,010 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 24, 2013.[9]

Jason Frierson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Nevada State Assembly, District 8 Won $181,149
2010 Nevada State Assembly, District 8 Won $100,861
Grand Total Raised $282,010

2012

Frierson won re-election to the Nevada State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Frierson raised a total of $181,149.
Nevada State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jason Frierson's campaign in 2012
Nevada Association Of Realtors$8,000
MGM Mirage$6,000
Amaitis Lee$6,000
Caesars Entertainment$6,000
Nevada State Education Association$5,000
Total Raised in 2012$181,149
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Frierson won election to the Nevada State Assembly in 2010. During that election cycle, Frierson raised a total of $100,861.

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

Frierson received a score of 32.98% in the 2011 report card, ranking 38th out of all 63 Nevada State Legislature members.[11]

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Frierson's endorsements include the following:[12]

  • Clark County Prosecutor’s Association
  • Las Vegas Police Protective Association
  • Las Vegas Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #1
  • Southern Nevada Central Labor Council
  • Nevada State AFL-CIO

  • IBEW Local Union 357 PAC
  • Southern Nevada Building and Construction Trades Council
  • Southern Nevada Conference of Police and Sheriffs
  • Professional Firefighters of Nevada
  • Seniors United

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Political offices
Preceded by
Barbara Buckley (D)
Nevada State Assembly District 8
2011- present
Succeeded by
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