|Nevada State Senate District 7|
|2009 - Present|
|November 9, 2016|
|Years in position||4|
|President Pro Tempore, Nevada State Senate|
|2013 - present|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 4, 2008|
|Next election||November 8, 2016|
|Term limits||3 terms (12 years)|
|Nevada State Assembly|
|1997 - 2007|
|Bachelor's||University of New Hampshire, 1967|
|Master's||University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 1974|
|Place of birth||Boston, MA|
Parks was on the Paradise Town Advisory Board from 1991 to 1996. He was Chair of this board from 1992 to 1996. He was also on the Community District 89109 Leadership Council from 1993 to 1996. He served in the Nevada State Assembly from 1997 to 2007 as Assistant Majority Floor Leader. In 1999 he was Democratic Assistant Majority Whip. He then joined the Nevada State Senate in 2008. He has served in that position since, representing the Clark 7 District.
Parks earned his BS from the University of New Hampshire in 1967. He went on to receive his MBA from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, in 1974.
Parks served in the United States Air Force from 1967 to 1971. He was then a Budget Officer for the City of Las Vegas from 1974 to 1979. He was Director for the Office of Budget and Management for the City of Las Vegas from 1979 to 1984. He also worked for Local Government Experience from 1971 to 1998. From 1984 to 1990 he was Senior Management Analyst for Clark County. He is currently a Consultant.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Parks served on the following committees:
|Nevada Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Government Affairs, Chair|
|• Revenue and Economic Development, Vice Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Parks served on these committees:
|Nevada Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Commerce, Labor and Energy|
|• Legislative Operations and Elections, Chair|
|• Natural Resources|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Parks served on this committees:
|Nevada Committee Assignments, 2009|
- See also: Nevada State Senate elections, 2012
Parks ran in the 2012 election for Nevada State Senate, District 7. Parks ran unopposed in the June 12 primary election and defeated Trish Marsh (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Nevada State Senate, District 7, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||David Parks Incumbent||64.2%||25,567|
|Nevada State Senate, Clark 7 District (2008)|
|David Parks (D)||38,200||68.06%|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2008, Parks collected $182,173 in donations.
His five largest contributors in 2008 were:
|Clark County Education Association||$10,000|
|Nevada Association of Realtors||$7,000|
|Associated General Contractors||$6,000|
|Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 525||$5,000|
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 "David + Parks + Nevada + Senate"
- Nevada senator comes out as gay marriage resolution advances - USA Today - USA TODAY
- More Cops tax, mining tax bills gain key panel approvals - Las Vegas Review-Journal
- Trip to Carson City leads to bizarre place - Las Vegas Review-Journal (blog)
- In historic turn, Nevada votes to repeal same-sex marriage ban - LGBT Weekly
- Long road ahead for marriage equality in Nevada - Reno Gazette-Journal
- Dozens testify on Nevada same-sex marriage - Reno Gazette Journal
- Assembly considers fallen soldiers memorial - KRNV My News 4
- Nev. state senator talks about coming out during marriage debate - Windy City Times
- Nevada Assembly considers trapping law changes - KRNV My News 4
- Fight the power - Reno News & Review
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- David Parks official Nevada State Senate website
- Campaign website
- Personal Facebook page
- Project Vote Smart biographical profile
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Senate Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008
- House Campaign Contributions: 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998, 1996
- ↑ 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
- ↑ Nevada Secretary of State - 2008 General Election Results
- ↑ 2008 contributions to David Parks
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Nevada Policy Research Institute, "The 2011 Nevada Legislative Session Review & Report Card"
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