Tyrone Thompson

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Tyrone Thompson
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Nevada State Assembly, District 17
In office
April 24, 2013 - present
Term ends
November 9, 2016
Years in position 1
Base salary$146.29/day
Per diem$152/per day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
AppointedApril 2013
Appointed byClark County Commissioners
Term limits6 terms (12 years)
High schoolValley High School
Bachelor'sNorthern Arizona University
Master'sUniversity of Phoenix
ProfessionPublic administrator
Office website
Campaign website
Odis "Tyrone" Thompson (b. 1967) is a Democratic member of the Nevada State Assembly, representing District 17. He was first appointed to the chamber in April 2013 following the historic expulsion of Steven Brooks (D).[1]


Thompson earned his B.S. in Criminal Justice from Northern Arizona University and his M.A. in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix. His professional experience includes working as a public administrator.[2]

Committee assignments


Upon his swearing-in, Thompson served on the following committees:

Nevada Committee Assignments, 2013
Health and Human Services
Legislative Operations and Elections
Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining



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 Tyrone Thompson was set to face Brandon Casutt in the Democratic primary, but Casutt withdrew from the race, leaving Thompson unopposed. Patrick Mendez ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Patricia Little ran as an Independent American candidate. Thompson defeated Mendez and Little in the general election.[3][4][5]

Nevada State Assembly District 17, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTyrone Thompson Incumbent 54.9% 4,985
     Republican Patrick Mendez 38.8% 3,522
     Independent American Patricia Little 6.4% 580
Total Votes 9,087


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Preceded by
Steven Brooks (D)
Nevada State Assembly District 17
Succeeded by