Nevada State Treasurer

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Nevada State Treasurer
General information
Office Type:  Partisan
Office website:  Official Link
2012-2013 FY Budget:  $668,781
Term limits:  2 terms
Length of term:   4 years
Authority:  Nevada Constitution, Article V, Section 19
Selection Method:  Elected
Current Officeholder

Dan Schwartz.jpg
Name:  Dan Schwartz
Officeholder Party:  Republican
Assumed office:  January 2015
Compensation:  $102,898
Next election:  November 6, 2018
Last election:  November 4, 2014
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The Treasurer of the State of Nevada is the chief financial officer of the government of Nevada.

The treasurer is responsible for maintaining the state funds by investing and maintaining the state budget. The department's main function is to invest state funds, manage college savings plans, keep records of unclaimed property and to ensure money is paid by the state as needed and sufficient records are maintained.[1]

The treasurer is elected every four years.

Current officeholder

The current treasurer of Nevada is Dan Schwartz (R). He was first elected to the office on November 4, 2014, replacing Kate Marshall (D).


The state Constitution addresses the office of the state treasurer in Article V, the Executive Department.

Under Article V, Section 19:

A Secretary of State, a Treasurer, a Controller, and an Attorney General, shall be elected at the same time and places, and in the same manner as the Governor.


There are no specific qualifications for this office.


The Nevada State Treasurer is a publicly elected official who serves a term of four years in length. As specified in Article V, Section 19 of the Nevada State Constitution, a limit of two four-year terms is imposed on those who occupy this statewide position.



See also: Nevada down ballot state executive elections, 2014
Nevada Treasurer, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDan Schwartz 51.5% 277,450
     Democratic Kim Wallin 41.5% 223,750
     Independent American Kress Cave 3.6% 19,346
     Independent None of these candidates 3.5% 18,668
Total Votes 539,214
Election Results via Nevada Secretary of State.


As established by Article 5, Section 8 of the Nevada Constitution, in the event of a vacancy, the governor fills the office by appointment. The appointee serves until a successor is elected and qualified.


The treasurer is a member of the State Board of Finance and serves as chair of the Board of Trustees of the College Savings Plan of Nevada. The treasurer also serves as administrator of the Municipal Bond Bank, administrator of the 529 College Savings Plan and Trust Fund, administrator of the Nevada Prepaid Tuition Program and Trust Fund, and administrator of the Fund for a Healthy Nevada and the Trust Fund for Public Health. The treasurer is also administrator of the Nevada Unclaimed Property Division and oversees the Millennium Scholarship Program.[1]


Click here to view a larger-scale image of the Nevada state Treasurer's office Organizational Chart as of August 2013.

The treasurer's office is divided into six areas:[1]

  • Administration
  • Cash Management
  • Debt Management
  • Investments
  • Education Programs
  • Unclaimed Property

Gov. Guinn Millennium Scholarship

The Gov. Guinn Millennium Scholarship was created by the Nevada Legislature in 1999, using funds from a master settlement agreement with major tobacco companies. The scholarship is available to Nevada High School students who graduate with a high enough GPA and who attend college in Nevada. The scholarship has been very popular, with 60,000 students attending college on the scholarship since its inception in 2000. The scholarship program ran into financial difficulties in 2010, however, because of declining payments from the tobacco companies because of fewer smokers. The Nevada Legislature in 2010 also decided to divert funds from the program to help eliminate a more than $800 million budget shortfall.[2]

State budget

See also: Nevada state budget and finances

The Office of the State Treasurer's budget for 2012-2013 was $668,781.[3]


See also: Compensation of state executive officers


In 2014, the treasurer was paid an estimated $102,898, according to the Council of State Governments.[4]


In 2013, the treasurer was paid an estimated $102,898, according to the Council of State Governments.[5]


In 2012, the treasurer was paid an estimated $97,000, according to the Council of State Governments.


In 2010, the treasurer was paid an estimated $97,000, according to the Council of State Governments.[6]

Historical officeholders

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Contact Information


Nevada State Treasurer's Office
101 N. Carson Street, Suite 4
Carson City, NV 89701

Phone: (775) 684-5600
Fax: (775) 684-5781 FAX

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