Nevada State Senate District 8
|Nevada State Senate District 8|
|Current incumbent||Patricia Farley|
|Race||69.80% White, 8.62% Black, 1.25% American Indian or Alaskan Native, 14.48% Asian, 1.20% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 5.04% Some other race alone, 4.84% Two or More Races|
|Ethnicity||85.07% Not Hispanic or Latino (of any race), 14.93% Hispanic or Latino (of any race)|
|Voting age||77.90% age 18 and over|
|Next election||November 6, 2018|
As of the 2010 census, a total of 128,218 civilians reside within Nevada's eighth state senate district. Nevada state senators represent an average of 128,598 residents, as of the 2010 Census. After the 2000 Census, each member represented 94,679 residents.
About the office
Members of the Nevada State Senate serve four-year terms with term limits. Nevada legislators assume office the day after the election. The Nevada legislature is biennial, convening only in odd-numbered years.
- A U.S. citizen at the time of filing
- 21 years old at the filing deadline time
- A one-year resident of Nevada preceding the election
- A resident for 30 days of the senate district from which elected at the filing deadline time
- A qualified election. A qualified voter is someone who is:
- * A U.S. citizen
- * A resident of Nevada for at least 6 months prior to the next election, and 30 days in the district or county
- * At least 18 years old by the next election
- 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.
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.
- 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 senators are subject to term limits of no more than three four-year terms, or a total of twelve years.
The first year that the term limits enacted in 1996 impacted the ability of incumbents to run for office is in 2010.
If there is a vacancy in the senate, 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. No replacement is named if the vacancy happens before the next legislative session and a election for county officers is scheduled.
- See also: Nevada State Senate elections, 2014
The Nevada State Senate is a battleground chamber that Ballotpedia has identified as having the opportunity to switch partisan control in 2014. The Nevada Senate has a difference in partisan balance between Democrats and Republican of one seat, which amounts to 9 percent of the seats up for election in 2014. District 8 in the Senate was identified by Ballotpedia and the Las Vegas Review-Journal as a battleground district that could determine control of the Nevada State Senate. Incumbent Barbara Cegavske (R), who is not seeking re-election due to term limits, ran for Secretary of State. Democrats had the opportunity to pick up the seat, but Assembly member Marilyn Dondero Loop (D) was defeated by Patricia Farley (R) in the general election.
|Nevada State Senate District 8, General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Marilyn Dondero Loop||39%||11,092|
|Independent American||Jon Kamerath||3.9%||1,119|
|Nevada State Senate, District 8 Democratic Primary, 2014|
|Marilyn Dondero Loop||83%||2,844|
|Nevada State Senate, District 8 Republican Primary, 2014|
- See also: Nevada State Senate elections, 2010
Elections for the office of Nevada State Senate consisted of a primary election on June 8, 2010, and a general election on November 2, 2010. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 12, 2010. Incumbent Barbara Cegavske (R) defeated Tammy Peterson (D) in the general election. Cegavske was unopposed in the Republican primary and Peterson defeated Mark Brandon in the Democratic primary.
|Nevada State Senate, District 8, General Election, 2010|
|Republican||Barbara Cegavske Incumbent||55.8%||17,127|
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- For more information on the parameters the U.S. Census Bureau use, please see our Race and Ethnicity on the United States Census page.
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