Michael Schneider

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Michael Schneider
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Nevada State Senate, Clark 11
Former member
In office
1997 - 2013
Senate President Pro Tempore
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2008
Term limits3 terms (12 years)
Prior offices
Nevada State Assembly
1993 - 1995
Date of birth04/11/1950
Place of birthMcCook, NE
ProfessionReal Estate Consultant
Michael Schneider (b. April 11, 1950) is a former Democratic member of the Nevada State Senate, representing District 11 from 1997 to 2013.

Schneider served in the Nevada State Assembly from 1993 to 1995. He was Senate Minority Whip in 1997, Senate Assistant Minority Floor Leader in 1999 and Senate President Pro Tempore in 2009.


Schneider attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the Southern Nevada School of Real Estate. His professional experience includes working as a Real Estate Consultant in Development and Sales.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Schneider served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Schneider served on these committees:



See also: Nevada State Senate elections, 2012

In 2012, Schneider was one of four senators and one representative to be the first senators and representatives term limited by Nevada's 1996 amendment. The 1996 amendment did not go into affect until canvassed by the Supreme Court on November 27, 1996, so legislators elected that year -- and sworn in on November 5, 1996 -- were not affected by the bill until their re-election in 2000.[1]


See also: Nevada State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Schneider won re-election to the Clark 11 District Seat in the Nevada State Senate, defeating opponents Stacy Gonzalez and Joe Locatelli.[2]

Nevada State Senate, Clark 11 District (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Michael Schneider (D) 16,969 63.56%
Stacy Gonzalez 1,811 6.78%
Joe Locatelli 7,919 29.66%

Campaign donors


In 2008, Schneider collected $194,457 in donations.[3]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
MGM Mirage $10,000
Nevada Association of Realtors $10,000
Boyd Gaming $7,500
Clark County Education Association $7,500
Associated General Contractors $6,500


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".[4]


Schneider received a score of 35.07 percent in the 2011 report card, ranking 28th out of all 63 Nevada State Legislature members.[4]


Schneider and his wife, Candice, have one child.

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Preceded by
Nevada State Senate, Clark 11 District
Succeeded by
Aaron D. Ford (D)