Moises Denis

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Moises Denis
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Nevada State Senate, Clark 2
Incumbent
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
November 7, 2018
Years in position 4
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Majority Leader, Nevada State Senate
2013 - 2014
Compensation
Base salary$146.29/day
Per diem$152/per day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limits3 terms (12 years)
Prior offices
Nevada State Assembly
2004 - 2010
Education
Bachelor'sBrigham Young University, 2004
Personal
Date of birthAugust 9, 1961
Place of birthBrooklyn, New York
ProfessionComputer Network Technician, Public Utility Commission of Nevada
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Moises "Mo" Denis (b. 1961) is a Democratic member of the Nevada State Senate, representing District 2. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. In the 2013 session, Denis served as State Senate Majority Leader.

Denis served in the Nevada State Assembly, representing District 28 from 2004 to 2010.

Biography

Denis earned his B.A. in Music from Brigham Young University in 2004. His professional experience includes working as a computer network technician for the Public Utility Commission of Nevada.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Nevada Committee Assignments, 2015
Education
Transportation

2013-2014

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

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Nevada State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Nevada State Senate 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 Moises Denis ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. Louis Baker ran as an Independent American candidate. Denis defeated Baker in the general election.[1][2][3]

Nevada State Senate District 2, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMo Denis Incumbent 76.4% 5,683
     Independent American Louis Baker 23.6% 1,758
Total Votes 7,441

2010

See also: Nevada State Senate elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Denis won election to the Clark 2 District Seat in the Nevada State Senate. Denis ran unopposed in the general election.[4]

2008

See also: Nevada State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Denis won re-election to the District 28 Seat in the Nevada Assembly, defeating Agustin Mendoza.[5]

Denis raised $72,848 for his campaign.[6]

Nevada State Assembly, District 28 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Moises Denis (D) 4,664 78.86%
Agustin Mendoza 1,250 21.14%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Denis is available dating back to . Based on available campaign finance records, Denis raised a total of $986,125 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 9, 2015.[7]

Moises Denis's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2014 Nevada State Senate, District 2 Won $632,951
2010 Nevada State Senate, District 2 Won $119,930
2008 Nevada State Assembly, District 28 Won $72,848
2006 Nevada State Assembly, District 28 Won $64,850
2004 Nevada State Assembly, District 28 Won $95,546
Grand Total Raised $986,125

2014

Denis won re-election to the Nevada State Senate in 2014. During that election cycle, Denis raised a total of $632,951.
Nevada State Senate 2014 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Moises Denis's campaign in 2014
Newmont Mining$20,000
Wynn Resorts$18,000
Boyd Gaming$14,500
Frias Management$12,500
Farmers Underwriters Association$10,500
Total Raised in 2014$632,951
Source: Follow the Money

2010

Denis won election to the Nevada State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Denis raised a total of $119,930.

2008

Denis won re-election to the Nevada State Assembly in 2008. During that election cycle, Denis raised a total of $72,848.

2006

Denis won re-election to the Nevada State Assembly in 2006. During that election cycle, Denis raised a total of $64,850.

2004

Denis won election to the Nevada State Assembly in 2004. During that election cycle, Denis raised a total of $95,546.

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.[8]

  • 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.[8]

  • 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".[9]

2011

Denis received a score of 32.23 percent in the 2011 report card, ranking 48th out of all 63 Nevada State Legislature members.[9]

Personal

Denis and his wife, Susan, have five children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Maggie Carlton (D)
Nevada State Senate District 2
2010–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Nevada State Assembly District 28
2004–2010
Succeeded by
Lucy Flores (D)