Pat Hickey

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Pat Hickey
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Nevada State Assembly, District 25
Incumbent
In office
February 7, 2011 - present
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Minority Leader, Nevada State Assembly
2013 - present
Compensation
Base salary$146.29/day
Per diem$152/per day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits6 terms (12 years)
Education
Bachelor'sRegents College (1994)
Personal
Birthday1950
ProfessionJournalist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Pat Hickey (b. 1950) is a Republican member of the Nevada State Assembly, representing District 25. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. He began serving as the Minority Leader in the 2013 legislative session.

Biography

Hickey earned his B.S. from Regents College in 1994. His professional experience includes working as a radio journalist, political correspondent and columnist, and owner of Yellow Ribbon Party.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Hickey served on the following committees:

2011-2012

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

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 take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 14, 2014. Incumbent Pat Hickey defeated Rick Fineberg in the Republican primary. Niklas Putnam is running as an Independent candidate. Hickey and Putnam will face off in the general election.[1][2][3]

2012

See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2012

Hickey ran in the 2012 election for Nevada State Assembly, District 25. Hickey ran unopposed in the June 12 primary election and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6][7]

2010

See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Hickey won election to the Nevada House of Representatives. He defeated Orrin Johnson, Bernie Carter, Dan Meyer, and Jason Dias in the June 8 primary election. Hickey bested Robert Townsend (D) in the general election.

Nevada House of Representatives, District 25 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Pat Hickey (R) 17,949
Robert Townsend (D) 9,795

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hickey is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Hickey raised a total of $399,212 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 25, 2013.[8]

Pat Hickey's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Nevada State Assembly, District 25 Won $249,596
2010 Nevada State Assembly, District 25 Won $83,616
1996 Nevada State Assembly, District 27 Won $66,000
Grand Total Raised $399,212

2012

Hickey won re-election to the Nevada State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Hickey raised a total of $249,596.
Nevada State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Pat Hickey's campaign in 2012
Nevada Subcontractors Association$10,000
Nevadans First PAC$5,000
RAN Services$5,000
South Point Hotel & Casino$5,000
Boyd Gaming$5,000
Total Raised in 2012$249,596
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Hickey won election to the Nevada State Assembly in 2010. During that election cycle, Hickey raised a total of $83,616.

1996

Hickey won election to the Nevada State Assembly in 1996. During that election cycle, Hickey raised a total of $66,000.

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Nevada

Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.

Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

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2013

In 2013, the 77th Nevada State Legislature was in session from February 4 through June 4.[9]

  • 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.[9]

  • 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".[10]

2011

Hickey received a score of 52.36% in the 2011 report card, ranking 19th out of all 63 Nevada State Legislature members.[10]

Endorsements

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Pat Hickey endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [11]

Controversies

Voting comments

On September 24, 2013, Hickey appeared on Reno radio station KKOH, saying that 2014 would be "a great year for Republicans" because "a lot of minorities, a lot of younger people will not turn out in a nonpresidential year." Democrats criticized Hickey's remarks as an open admission of intent to suppress turnout, and high-profile Republicans also issued statements condemning Hickey's remarks. Before issuing a formal apology in which he said he "did misspeak, plain and simple," Hickey stated that he was noting historical patterns rather than implying that discouraging the two voter groups from participating was "the only way our party can win an election."[12][13]

Democrats connected Hickey's remarks to an earlier statement made during the 2013 session, in which he suggested that in lieu of not being able to register to vote on election day, Nevada voters should pay a fine past the state registration deadline. The U.S. Supreme Court struck down state poll taxes as unconstitutional in 1966.[12]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Heidi S. Gansert (R)
Nevada State Assembly District 25
2011- present
Succeeded by
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