Joseph Hardy

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Joseph Hardy
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Nevada State Senate, District 12
Incumbent
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
November 2014
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Minority Whip, Nevada State Senate
2013 - present
Compensation
Base salary$146.29/day
Per diem$152/per day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits3 terms (12 years)
Prior offices
Nevada State Assembly
2002 - 2010
Education
High schoolSparks High School
Bachelor'sUniversity of Nevada, Reno
Master'sWashington University, Saint Louis School of Medicine, 1976
Personal
BirthdayMay 15, 1949
Place of birthReno, Nevada
ProfessionChief of Staff, Boulder City Hospital/Family Physician
ReligionMormon
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Joseph P. "Joe" Hardy, M.D. (b. May 15, 1949) is a Republican member of the Nevada State Senate, representing District 12. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. As of the 2013 session, Hardy serves as Minority Whip.

Hardy served in the Nevada State Assembly, representing District 20 from 2002 to 2010.

Biography

Hardy received his B.S. from the School of Medicine at the University of Nevada, Reno, and his M.D. from the Washington University School of Medicine in 1976. His professional experience includes working as the chief of staff of Boulder City Hospital. Hardy served as a major in the United States Air Force.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Nevada Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce, Labor and Energy
Health and Human Services
Transportation

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, while in the Nevada Assembly, Hardy served on the following committees:

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Joseph Hardy endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [1]

Elections

2014

See also: Nevada State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Nevada State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 10, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 14, 2014. Incumbent Joseph Hardy ran unopposed in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[2][3][4]

2010

See also: Nevada State Senate elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Hardy won election to the Clark 12 District Seat in the Nevada State Senate, defeating Aaron Ford and Richard Wayne O'Dell.[5]

Nevada State Senate, Clark 12 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Joseph Hardy (R) 35,210
Aaron Ford (D) 23,520
Richard Wayne O'Dell (I) 2,022

2008

See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Hardy won re-election to the District 20 Seat in the Nevada Assembly, defeating opponents Dan Briggs and Richard O'Dell.[6]

Hardy raised $144,984 for his campaign.[7]

Nevada State Assembly, District 20 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Joseph Hardy (R) 14,964 66.35%
Dan Briggs 6,606 29.29%
Richard O'Dell 984 4.36%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hardy is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Hardy raised a total of $1,012,025 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 14, 2013.[8]

Joseph Hardy's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Nevada State Senate, District 12 Not up for election $43,850
2010 Nevada State Senate, Clark 12 Won $440,073
2008 Nevada State Assembly, District 20 Won $144,984
2006 Nevada State Assembly, District 20 Won $147,826
2004 Nevada State Assembly, District 20 Won $109,421
2002 Nevada State Assembly, District 20 Won $125,871
Grand Total Raised $1,012,025

2012

Hardy was not up for election to the Nevada State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Hardy raised a total of $43,850.
Nevada State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joseph Hardy's campaign in 2012
Sweningsen, Charles A.$10,000
Nevada Association Of Realtors$3,000
Nevadans First PAC$2,500
Barrick Gold Strike Mines$2,500
R & R Partners$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$43,850
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Hardy won election to the Nevada State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Hardy raised a total of $440,073.

2008

Hardy won re-election to the Nevada State Assembly in 2008. During that election cycle, Hardy raised a total of $144,984.

2006

Hardy won re-election to the Nevada State Assembly in 2006. During that election cycle, Hardy raised a total of $147,826.

2004

Hardy won re-election to the Nevada State Assembly in 2004. During that election cycle, Hardy raised a total of $109,421.

2002

Hardy won election to the Nevada State Assembly in 2002. During that election cycle, Hardy raised a total of $125,871.

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.[9]

  • 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.[9]

  • 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".[10]

2011

Hardy received a score of 46.89% in the 2011 report card, ranking 25th out of all 63 Nevada State Legislature members.[10]

Personal

Hardy and his wife, Jill, have eight children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Stan Olsen (R)
Nevada State Senate District 12
2010- present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Nevada State Assembly District 20
2002–2010
Succeeded by
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