Nevada State Assembly District 38

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Nevada State Assembly District 38
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Current incumbentThomas Grady Republican Party
Population63,773
Race83.42% White, 1.89% Black, 5.25% American Indian or Alaskan Native, 2.94% Asian, 0.61% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 5.76% Some other race alone, 4.03% Two or More Races
Ethnicity86.56% Not Hispanic or Latino (of any race), 13.44% Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
Voting age74.92% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Nevada's thirty-eighth state assembly district is represented by Republican Representative Thomas Grady.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 63,773 civilians reside within Nevada's thirty-eighth state assembly district.[1] Nevada state assembly members represent an average of 64,299 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[2] After the 2000 Census, each member represented approximately 47,339 residents.[3]

About the office

Members of the Nevada State Assembly serve two-year terms with term limits.[4] Nevada legislators assume office the day after the election. The Nevada legislature is biennial, convening only in odd-numbered years.

Qualifications

To be eligible to serve in the Nevada State Assembly, a candidate must be:[5]

  • 21 years old at the time of the election
  • A citizen resident of the State of Nevada for one year preceding this election
  • A resident of the district for a period of 30 days next preceding closing date for filing as a candidate

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the legislature are paid $146.29/day for a maximum of 60 days. Legislators inside the 50-mile Capitol area receive the federal rate for per diem while those outside the area receive the HUD single-room rate for each month of session for housing.[6]

The Nevada Constitution specifies that the 63 members of the state Legislature are to be paid for the first 60 days of each regular session, held every other year in odd-numbered years. The pay for the 21 Senators and 42 members of the Assembly is tied to pay increases provided to state employees.

Term limits

See also: State legislatures with term limits

The Nevada legislature is one of 15 state legislatures with term limits. Voters enacted the Nevada Term Limits Act in 1996. That initiative said that Nevada representatives are subject to term limits of no more than six two-year terms, or a total of twelve years.[4]

The first year that the term limits enacted in 1996 impacted the ability of incumbents to run for office is in 2010.

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

If there is a vacancy in the assembly, then the Board of County Commissioners in the county representing the seat must decide on a replacement. The Board of County Commissioners must select a person from the same political party that last held the seat when making its decision. If the vacancy happens before the next legislative session and an election for county officers is scheduled, no replacement is named.[7]

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. Robin Titus defeated Norm Frey in the Republican primary. Timothy Fasano is running as an Independent American candidate and John O'Connor is running as a Libertarian candidate. Titus, Fasano and O'Connor will face off in the general election.[8][9][10]

2012

See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2012

Elections for the office of Nevada State Assembly consisted of a primary election on June 12, 2012, and a general election on November 6, 2012. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 16, 2012. Incumbent Thomas Grady (R) was unopposed in both the general election and Republican primary.[11][12][13][14]

Nevada State Assembly, District 38, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngThomas Grady Incumbent 100% 21,545
Total Votes 21,545

Campaign contributions

Since 2002, candidates for Nevada State Assembly District 38 have raised a total of $661,762. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $36,765 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Nevada State Assembly District 38
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $67,340 1 $67,340
2010 $75,349 3 $25,116
2008 $94,651 3 $31,550
2006 $112,485 2 $56,243
2004 $126,831 3 $42,277
2002 $185,106 6 $30,851
Total $661,762 18 $36,765

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