Scott Hammond

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Scott Hammond
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Nevada State Senate, District 18
Incumbent
In office
February 4, 2013 - present
Term ends
November 9, 2016
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$146.29/day
Per diem$152/per day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits3 terms (12 years)
Prior offices
Nevada State Assembly, District 13
2011 - 2012
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Nevada, Las Vegas
Master'sUniversity of Nevada, Las Vegas
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Scott Hammond is a Republican member of the Nevada State Senate, representing District 18. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Hammond served in the Nevada State Assembly, representing District 13 from 2011 to 2012.

Biography

Hammond earned his B.A. and M.A. in Political Science from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Nevada Committee Assignments, 2013
Government Affairs
Judiciary

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

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

Job Creation: "...I will roll back spending, cut taxes and provide Nevada with a sound economical footing that will motivate job growth."
Education: "...My career has been dedicated to making sure our children receive the best education available. I believe that a good education is the cornerstone to a thriving community...."
Limited Government: "...We need to continue pushing for sound conservative polices that will improve the lives of Nevadans for many generations."

Elections

2012

See also: Nevada State Senate elections, 2012

Hammond ran in the 2012 election for Nevada State Senate, District 18. Hammond defeated Richard McArthur and Conrad Vergara in the June 12 primary election and defeated Kelli Ross (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2] [3][4][5]

Nevada State Senate, District 18, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngScott Hammond 51.4% 27,364
     Democratic Kelli Ross 48.6% 25,893
Total Votes 53,257
Nevada State Senate, District 18 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngScott Hammond 55.9% 2,752
Richard McArthur 41.2% 2,027
Conrad Vergara 2.9% 144
Total Votes 4,923

2010

See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Hammond won election to the Nevada House of Representatives. Hammond defeated Joshua Gust, Nathan Taylor, Alan LeFebvre, and Clayton Hurst in the June 8 primary election. He defeated Louis Desalvio (D) and Leonard Foster (Independent American) in the general election.

Nevada House of Representatives, District 13 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Scott Hammond (R) 32,372
Louis Desalvio (D) 27,279
Leonard Foster (I) 2,545

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hammond is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Hammond raised a total of $411,930 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 15, 2013.[6]

Scott Hammond's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Nevada State Senate, District 18 Won $301,290
2010 Nevada State Assembly, District 13 Won $110,640
Grand Total Raised $411,930

2012

Hammond won election to the Nevada State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Hammond raised a total of $301,290.
Nevada State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Scott Hammond's campaign in 2012
Settlemeyer Campaign Account$10,000
New Nevada PAC$10,000
Senate Republican Leaders Fund$10,000
Nevada Subcontractors Association$10,000
Nevada Majority PAC$10,000
Total Raised in 2012$301,290
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Hammond won election to the Nevada State Assembly in 2010. During that election cycle, Hammond raised a total of $110,640.

Scorecards

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

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2013

In 2013, the 77th Nevada State Legislature was in session from February 4 through June 4.[7]

  • 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.[7]

  • 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".[8]

2011

Hammond received a score of 51.31% in the 2011 report card, ranking 22nd out of all 63 Nevada State Legislature members.[8]

Endorsements

Presidential preference

2012

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

Scott Hammond endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [9]

Personal

Hammond and his wife, Tonya, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Nevada State Senate District 18
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Chad Christensen (R)
Nevada State Assembly District 13
2010–2011
Succeeded by
Paul Anderson (R)