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Paul Anderson
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Nevada State Assembly, District 13
In office
February 4, 2013 - present
Term ends
  November 9, 2016
Years in position 2
State House Majority Floor Leader
Base salary$146.29/day
Per diem$152/per day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limits6 terms (12 years)
J.D.Clark High School, 1988
Ph.D.Chapman University, 1996
ProfessionBusiness owner
Office website
Campaign website
Paul Anderson is a Republican member of the Nevada State Assembly, representing District 13. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012. As of the 2015 legislative session, Anderson serves as Majority Floor Leader.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Nevada Committee Assignments, 2015
Commerce and Labor
Ways and Means, Chair


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


Campaign themes


Anderson's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]


  • Excerpt: "..The experiences that I have had running a business, hiring employees, meeting payroll, paying taxes and consulting with businesses across the whole spectrum of the economy has given me an insight and understanding of what businesses need to succeed that I will take with me to the legislature."


  • Excerpt: "We will never be able to diversify our economy if we do not improve the performance of our schools. Parents need more choice in their children’s education, good teachers need to be supported and rewarded, and everyone involved needs to be accountable for the results we get from the tax dollars we spend...."

Government reform

  • Excerpt: "Our budgeting process is broken. Why would we allow our state budget to grow each year even if our costs and population do not? We need to look at what we have to spend then set our priorities, spend and invest where our communities can get the most benefit...."



See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Nevada State Assembly 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 Paul Anderson ran unopposed in the Republican primary, while Christine Kramar was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Anderson defeated Kramar in the general election.[2][3][4]

Nevada State Assembly District 13, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Anderson Incumbent 62.4% 9,493
     Democratic Christine Kramar 37.6% 5,726
Total Votes 15,219


See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2012

Anderson ran in the 2012 election for Nevada State Assembly, District 13. Anderson defeated Leonard Foster in the June 12 primary election and defeated Louis Desalvio in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7][8]

Nevada State Assembly, District 13, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Anderson 54.2% 14,271
     Democratic Louis Desalvio 45.8% 12,059
Total Votes 26,330

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Anderson is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Anderson raised a total of $281,459 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 9, 2015.[9]

Paul Anderson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2014 Nevada State Assembly, District 13 Won $150,540
2012 Nevada State Assembly, District 13 Won $130,919
Grand Total Raised $281,459


Anderson won re-election to the Nevada State Assembly in 2014. During that election cycle, Anderson raised a total of $150,540.
Nevada State Assembly 2014 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Paul Anderson's campaign in 2014
Las Vegas Sands$10,000
Frias Management$7,500
Orleans Hotel$7,500
Barrick Gold Corp$7,000
Nevada Association of Realtors$7,000
Total Raised in 2014$150,540
Source: Follow the Money


Anderson won election to the Nevada State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Anderson raised a total of $130,919.


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

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In 2013, the 77th Nevada State Legislature was in session from February 4 through June 4.[10]

  • 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.
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  • Legislators are scored on their votes on education equity, economic equity, health equity and civil rights.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Scott Hammond (R)
Nevada State Assembly District 13
Succeeded by