|Nevada State Assembly District 19|
|February 7, 2011 - Present|
|November 5, 2014|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||6 terms (12 years)|
|Place of birth||Mesquite, Nevada|
Hardy's professional experience includes co-founding Golf Fore Kids Fundraising Program.
Hardy and his wife, Peri, have four children.
The following excerpts come from Hardy's website:
Economy: "...We need to keep bureaucracy and costs to a minimum to help start Nevada’s business engine...."
Education: "Cresent Hardy believes we need to direct more money to where it matters...the classroom. Large blocks of education dollars should not be going to administration, bureaucrats, consultants or other items that do not directly impact our children’s education. Good teachers need to be rewarded, encouraged and allowed to do what they do best—teach our children...."
Health care: "...Cresent Hardy believes doctors and patients need to be making the healthcare decisions, not bureaucrats from the government or from the insurance company. He will fight to end frivolous lawsuits and wasteful testing that comes from defensive medicine by supporting the voter-approved cap on malpractice lawsuits...."
Transportation and infrastructure: "...We need to shelve projects that are no longer feasible or cost effective but we must continue on with longterm projects that take years or decades of planning and development...."
Liberty and welfare: "Cresent Hardy is a firm believer in personal responsibility and opportunity.... We have a moral obligation to help those who need assistance, to provide a hand up to those who need it and to have compassion on those who are suffering. Government has a role in helping provide essential services to those who are unable to care for their own needs such as the elderly, the infirm or disabled. We as a society need to provide this assistance, but as much as possible it needs to be done by charities, private enterprise and faith based organizations."
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Hardy served on the following committees:
|Nevada Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Commerce and Labor|
|• Ways and Means|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Hardy served on these committees:
|Nevada Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Commerce and Labor|
|• Legislative Operations and Elections|
- See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2012
Hardy ran in the 2012 election for Nevada State Assembly, District 19. Hardy ran unopposed in the June 12 primary election and defeated Felipe Rodriguez (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Nevada State Assembly, District 19, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Cresent Hardy Incumbent||56.6%||13,152|
- See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2010
On November 2, 2010 Hardy won election to the Nevada House of Representatives. Hardy defeated Richard Stubbs in the June 8 primary election by a margin of 3,396-2403. He defeated Lynn Goya (D) in the general election.
|Nevada House of Representatives, District 20 General election (2010)|
|Michael Roberson (R)||12,526|
|Lynn Goya (D)||7,118|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, a year in which Hardy was up for re-election, he collected $118,163 in donations.
Listed below are the four largest contributors to Hardy's 2010 campaign.
|Hy-Rock Excavation LLC||$7,500|
|Rio Virgin Telephone & Cablevision||$4,000|
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".
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "Cresent + Hardy + Nevada + Assembly"
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- Clark County gas tax hike gets bipartisan support in Assembly committee - Las Vegas Review-Journal
- Nevada Assembly backs resolution to end ban on gay marriage - Las Vegas Sun
- Nevada Assembly OKs gay marriage resolution - NECN
- NV Legislature Works On Freeing Up 'Farm To Fork' Events And Cottage Industries - mvprogress
- Lawmaker moves to tax golfing , NASCAR - Nevada Appeal
- Assembly Republicans Call For Responsible Tax Policy - Nevada Business Journal
- Dashed Nevada GOP priorities may regain relevance - Reno Gazette-Journal
- Their bills getting short shrift, Assembly Republicans hold town hall - Las Vegas Sun
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- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- House Site
- Campaign website
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010
- Biography from Turn Nevada Red
- ↑ Cresent Hardy for Nevada State Assembly District 19, "Issues," retrieved October 22, 2012.
- ↑ Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Eight Nevada State Senators," November 16, 2011
- ↑ Nevada Secretary of State - 2012 Primary Candidates
- ↑ Clark County - 2012 Primary Candidates
- ↑ Washoe County - 2012 Primary candidates
- ↑ Nevada Secretary of State, Official 2012 Primary Results
- ↑ 2010 campaign contributions
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 Nevada Policy Research Institute, "The 2011 Nevada Legislative Session Review & Report Card"
Steven Brooks (D)
|Nevada State Assembly District 19
| Succeeded by|
Joseph Hardy (R)
|Nevada State Assembly District 20
| Succeeded by|
Ellen Spiegel (D)