|Nevada State Assembly District 26|
|February 7, 2011- Present|
|November 5, 2014|
|Years in position||3|
|Per diem||$152/per day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||6 terms (12 years)|
|Bachelor's||North Georgia College|
|Master's||Georgia State University|
|Profession||Retired business executive|
Kirner earned his M.S. in management information systems from Georgia State University, his MBA from Georgia State University, and his B.S. in business administration from North Georgia College.
Kirner's professional experience includes the following; vice president of human resources at International Game Technology, Wyle Electronics, and Allergan Medical Optics; and corporate compensation director at American Hospital Supply Corporation. He was also an army ranger.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Kirner served on the following committees:
|Nevada Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Ways and Means|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Kirner served on these committees:
|Nevada Committee Assignments, 2011|
Kirner's campaign website highlights the following issues:
- Excerpt: "The question remains the same for me, that is, as we prepare for the 2015 legislative session what policies can we pursue that will encourage job growth in Nevada. Enormous variables such as Federal funding, the Affordable Care Act, ever present education issues, several ballot measures, what to do with the so-called “sunset taxes” and their consequences foretell a very complex 2015 session."
- Excerpt: "It would be an understatement to say the recent federal battles around the debt ceiling and federal spending suggest political volatility. Sequestration and the government shutdown have had their impact on Nevada. We should expect our next legislative session to likely be faced with continued reductions in federal funding streams affecting education, healthcare (outside of the Affordable Care Act), and other grant-based programs."
- Excerpt: "Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act is a dismal failure. It was intended to cover the uninsured and that goal has not been achieved. Indeed, the majority of the seven million newly insured under the ACA are those that had insurance and lost it for a more expensive version. Here in Nevada, we opted for a state run exchange. I believe that was the right decision. I believe we should keep jobs in Nevada for Nevadans. Nonetheless, our exchange has experienced the same problems as the federal exchange and it too has been disastrous. There is a petition seeking to end the Silver State Exchange though the exchange does not take any money from the state and we either have the federal exchange or a state exchange by law. All Silver State Exchange administrative funds are paid by the insurance companies. The real concern should be focused on the expansion of Medicaid. We are seeing over-enrollment and with federal funding decreasing over time, the debate now has to turn to the economic impact in the coming years. This will be my focus."
- Excerpt: "Several very important Interim studies are underway. The Distributive School Account funding formula is being studied and likely will bring changes especially as special needs and English Language Learners are factored into the formula. Community College structure and whether it remains part of the Nevada System of Higher Education or not will greatly impact funding. Likewise, here in Washoe County the saga of capital spending needs will continue. As the Common Core is argued while implementation proceeds, the role of assessments, the shift away from the High School Proficiency Exam, all suggest education will continue to be a leading theme in 2015."
- 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 Randy Kirner defeated Lisa Krasner and Robb Archie in the Republican primary. Independent American candidate Sally Zamora withdrew from the race before the primary. Kirner and Krasner will face off in the general election.
Note: In the Nevada primary system, the top two vote-getters from the same party will advance to the general election if the winner has less than 50% of the vote and if there are no other major party or Independent American Party candidates registered.
|Nevada State Assembly, District 26 Republican Primary, 2014|
- See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2012
Kirner ran in the 2012 election for Nevada State Assembly, District 26. Kirner ran unopposed in the June 12 primary election and defeated Rodney Petzak (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Nevada State Assembly, District 26, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Randy Kirner Incumbent||60.8%||19,926|
|Democratic||Rodney R. Petzak||39.2%||12,872|
- See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2010
On November 2, 2010, Kirner won election to the Nevada House of Representatives. Kirner defeated Robb Archie, Ellie Lopez-Bowlan, and Jim Pilzner in the June 8 primary election. He bested Angie Taylor (D) and Gregory Miller (Independent American) in the general election.
|Nevada House of Representatives, District 26 General election (2010)|
|Randy Kirner (R)||16,264|
|Angie Taylor (D)||11,650|
|Gregory Miller (I)||1,306|
Comprehensive donor information for Kirner is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Kirner raised a total of $322,429 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 25, 2013.
|Randy Kirner's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Nevada State Assembly, District 26||$122,113|
|2010||Nevada State Assembly, District 26||$200,316|
|Grand Total Raised||$322,429|
2012Kirner won re-election to the Nevada State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Kirner raised a total of $122,113.
|Nevada State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Randy Kirner's campaign in 2012|
|Retail Association of Nevada||$6,000|
|International Gaming Technology||$5,500|
|Nevada Association of Realtors||$5,000|
|Nevada Home Builders Association||$3,500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$122,113|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Kirner won election to the Nevada State Assembly in 2010. During that election cycle, Kirner raised a total of $200,316.
|Nevada State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Randy Kirner's campaign in 2010|
|International Gaming Technology||$4,000|
|Nevada Power Co.||$2,000|
|South Point Hotel & Casino||$2,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$200,316|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Nevada Policy Research Institute
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".
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- Official campaign website
- Profile from the Nevada State Assembly
- Profile from Open States
- Randy Kirner on Facebook
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Turn Nevada Red
- Campaign Contributions: 2010,
- randykirner.org, "Issues," accessed May 19, 2014
- Nevada Secretary of State, "2014 filed candidates," accessed April 8, 2014
- Clark County, "Candidate filing," accessed April 8, 2014
- Nevada Secretary of State, "Nevada Primary Election 2014," accessed June 10, 2014
- Nevada Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Candidates," accessed May 6, 2014
- Clark County, "2012 Primary Candidates," accessed May 6, 2014
- Washoe County, "2012 General Election candidates," accessed May 5, 2014
- Nevada Secretary of State, "Official Results of the 2012 Primary Election," accessed April 23, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Kirner, Randy," accessed June 25, 2013
- Nevada Policy Research Institute, "The 2011 Nevada Legislative Session Review & Report Card," accessed May 5, 2014
Tyrus Cobb (R)
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