Michael Sprinkle

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Michael Sprinkle
Michael Sprinkle.jpg
Nevada State Assembly, District 30
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)
High schoolIncline High School, 1987
Bachelor'sLoyola Marymount University, 1992
Office website
Campaign website
Michael "Mike" Sprinkle is a Democratic member of the Nevada State Assembly, representing District 30. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Nevada Committee Assignments, 2015
Health and Human Services
Ways and Means


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


Campaign themes


Sprinkle's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]


  • Excerpt: "We need to find new revenue sources to help bolster our education system. Teacher pay needs to stay competitive and resources for our children need to be equivalent to the best school systems nationwide. With better educated students, our state will attract more businesses willing to relocate here and we will not lose our best and brightest to other regions of the country."


  • Excerpt: "We must work on providing for a more stable and strong economy. With a strong economy and high quality education system, big business will want to start up, expand or relocate here. Nevada is a wonderful place for people to work and raise their families. The stumbling blocks our economy has experienced in the past do not and will not prevent growth and prosperity in the future."

Creating Jobs

  • Excerpt: "With Nevada having one of the highest jobless rates in the nation, we must work diligently to reverse this trend and put people back to work. Creating new jobs and protecting the ones we have will be one of my highest priorities."

Working Men and Women

  • Excerpt: "Along with creating new jobs, we must protect the benefits of the hard working men and women of Nevada. Families should not have to sit around the dinner table talking about how their job or its’ benefits might be eliminated. Working men and women, and their children, have suffered enough and I will work tiredlessly to maintain and enhance their lives and livelihoods."



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 Michael Sprinkle was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Lauren Scott defeated Adam Khan in the Republican primary. Sprinkle defeated Scott in the general election.[2][3][4]

Nevada State Assembly District 30, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Sprinkle Incumbent 53.9% 6,187
     Republican Lauren Scott 46.1% 5,293
Total Votes 11,480
Nevada State Assembly, District 30 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLauren Scott 58.3% 1,187
Adam Khan 41.7% 848
Total Votes 2,035


See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2012

Sprinkle ran in the 2012 election for Nevada State Assembly, District 30. Sprinkle ran unopposed in the June 12 primary election and defeated Ken Lightfoot (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7][8]

Nevada State Assembly, District 30, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Sprinkle 57% 12,094
     Republican Ken Lightfoot 43% 9,118
Total Votes 21,212

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Sprinkle is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Sprinkle raised a total of $234,404 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 10, 2015.[9]

Michael Sprinkle's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2014 Nevada State Assembly, District 30 Won $106,699
2012 Nevada State Assembly, District 30 Won $85,327
2006 Nevada State Assembly, District 32 Defeated $42,378
Grand Total Raised $234,404


Sprinkle won re-election to the Nevada State Assembly in 2014. During that election cycle, Sprinkle raised a total of $106,699.
Nevada State Assembly 2014 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Michael Sprinkle's campaign in 2014
Assembly Democratic Caucus of Nevada$6,500
Nevada Association of Realtors$5,000
MGM Resorts International$4,557
Western Leadership PAC$3,110
David Bobzien Campaign Cmte$2,555
Total Raised in 2014$106,699
Source: Follow the Money


Sprinkle won election to the Nevada State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Sprinkle raised a total of $85,327.


Sprinkle lost the election for the Nevada State Assembly in 2006. During that election cycle, Sprinkle raised a total of $42,378.


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In 2013, the 77th Nevada State Legislature was in session from February 4 through June 4.[10]

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  • Legislators are scored on their votes on education equity, economic equity, health equity and civil rights.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Debbie Smith (D)
Nevada State Assembly District 30
Succeeded by