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David Lory VanderBeek
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Former candidate for
Governor of Nevada
PartyIndependent American Party
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Date of birthNovember 12, 1975
Place of birthLos Angeles, California
ProfessionFamily therapist
ReligionChristian, Mormon, Buddhist
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David Lory VanderBeek (b. November 12, 1975, in Los Angeles, California) was an Independent American Party candidate for Governor of Nevada in the 2014 elections.[1] The general election took place November 4, 2014. David Lory VanderBeek lost the general election on November 4, 2014.

VanderBeek ran for U.S. Senate, representing Nevada, in 2012. VanderBeek was defeated by incumbent Dean Heller (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2]


VanderBeek is a native of Los Angeles, California. He was adopted at birth into a Mormon family who lived in Nevada. He became an Eagle Scout and graduated from high school in Lincoln County.

Despite being raised Mormon, he also identifies as a Christian, Buddhist and Messianic Jew.[3]

VanderBeek is a veteran of the Idaho Army National Guard, specializing in artillery. He works as a family therapist and is fluent in Spanish.[4]



See also: Nevada gubernatorial election, 2014

VanderBeek ran for election to the office of Governor of Nevada. VanderBeek sought the Independent American Party nomination in the primary. The general election took place November 4, 2014.[5]


General election
Governor of Nevada, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Sandoval Incumbent 70.6% 386,340
     Democratic Robert Goodman 23.9% 130,722
     Independent None of these candidates 2.9% 15,751
     Independent American David Lory VanderBeek 2.7% 14,536
Total Votes 547,349
Election Results via Nevada Secretary of State.

Campaign themes

VanderBeek is running on the following themes in 2014, according to his campaign website:

My platform can be summed up in one phrase: Restoring Your American Dream. VanDerBeek for Governor means Restoring Your American Dream. The top priority of my campaign is to focus on those truths which will help you find a great career and income, get a world-class education, get world-class medical care, and retire in comfort and prosperity with your loved ones. I will accomplish all of this while preserving and expanding your personal freedoms and eliminating the encroachment of the federal government in your life. VanDerBeek for Governor means Liberty of Conscience, social, religious, and political. Most importantly, VanDerBeek for Governor means the Government based of the Constitution, NOW and FOREVER, in defiance of all opposition and all tyranny. [6]

—David Lory VanderBeek's campaign website, (2014) [7]


See also: United States Senate elections in Nevada, 2012

VanderBeek ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Nevada. VanderBeek ran as the candidate of the Independent American Party.[8] The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was March 16, 2012. The primary elections were held on June 12, 2012.

The University of Virginia's Center for Politics published an article called Sabato's Crystal Ball on March 22, 2012, detailing the eight races in the Senate in 2012 that would impact the political fate of which party ended up with control in 2013.[9] The seat rated a toss-up that Sabato's Crystal Ball believed was most likely to depend on the outcome of the Presidential election in November is the Senate seat in Nevada.[9] According to the article, "the size of the Hispanic vote in Nevada come November may be more of a deciding factor in this contest than any SuperPAC."[9]

U.S. Senate, Nevada, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Shelley Berkley 44.7% 446,080
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDean Heller Incumbent 45.9% 457,656
     Independent American Party of Nevada David Lory VanderBeek 4.9% 48,792
     N/A None of these candidates 4.5% 45,277
Total Votes 997,805
Source: Nevada Secretary of State "U.S. Senate Results"

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