Ron Knecht

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Ron Knecht
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Candidate for
Nevada Controller
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Illinois
J.D.University of San Francisco
ProfessionEconomist and Policy Analyst
Campaign website
Ron Knecht is a Republican candidate for Nevada Controller in the 2014 elections.[1]

Knecht was a candidate for Nevada University Board of Regents for District 9 in 2012.


Knecht is married to his wife, Kathy, and has a daughter, Karyn.[2] He was born and raised in a small town in the Midwest. He has been a resident of Nevada since 2001.


Knecht obtained his B.S. in Liberal Arts and Sciences from the University of Illinois in 1971.[3] After spending a number of years working in San Francisco and Silicon Valley, he obtained a Master's Degree from Stanford University in Engineering in 1989. Knecht obtained his J.D. from the University of San Francisco in 1995.

Knecht is an economist and policy analyst, Registered Professional Mechanical Engineer (in California) and lawyer who has worked in the public and private sectors.[3] He conducts economic, financial, technical and policy analyses as an economist and he has written and testified as an expert witness in those areas. He now works as a consultant, after serving as Senior Economist at Nevada’s Public Utilities Commission where he worked from 2001-2012. He has been a founder, executive or board member for six business firms and five public interest groups. He was elected to the Nevada Assembly for the 2002-04 term, representing District 40 (Carson and Washoe Cities).

Committee assignments

Knecht served on the following committees:[3]

  • Periodic Presidential Evaluation Committee
  • Audit Committee
  • Business and Finance Committee
  • Health Sciences System Committee
  • Investment and Facilities Committee



See also: Nevada down ballot state executive elections, 2014

Knecht is running for election to the office of Nevada Controller. Knecht secured the Republican nomination in the primary on June 10, 2014.[1] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.


Nevada Controller, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRon Knecht 52.6% 56,480
Cort Arlint 13.7% 14,734
Barry Herr 19.4% 20,815
None of these 14.4% 15,420
Total Votes 107,449
Election Results Via:Nevada Secretary of State.

Campaign donors

Below is a summary of Knecht's contributions and expenses with respect to the current election.[4]

Ron Knecht Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Report No. 1May 22, 2012$0$1,395$(745)$550
Report No. 2June 8, 2012$550$2,970$(1,221.45)$2,298.55
Running totals

Knecht has had no donations above $500.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Nevada Secretary of State, 2014 Filed Candidates, accessed March 18, 2014
  2. Ron Knecht Information Nevada System of Higher Education
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  4. Nevada Contribution and Expense Reports, Nevada Secretary of State, Accessed October 4, 2012.