Elliot Anderson

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Elliot T. Anderson
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Nevada State Assembly, District 15
Incumbent
In office
February 7, 2011 - present
Term ends
November 5, 2014
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$146.29/day
Per diem$152/per day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limits6 terms (12 years)
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2009
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Marine Corps
Years of service2001 – 2005
Personal
ProfessionSecurity Officer, Planet Hollywood Casino & Hotel
ReligionLutheran
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Elliot T. Anderson is a Democratic member of the Nevada State Assembly, representing District 15. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Anderson earned his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. His professional experience includes working as a security officer at Planet Hollywood Casino & Hotel. Anderson served as machine gunner in the United States Marine Corps from 2001 to 2005.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Nevada Committee Assignments, 2013
Education, Chair
Government Affairs
Legislative Operations and Elections

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Anderson's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[1]

Education

  • Excerpt: "We must invest strongly in education, and look for any way we can to make the system we have more effective. By providing Nevada's teachers with the resources and technology needed to become successful we can move our state forward."

Economic Stability

  • Excerpt: "Our state's finances are in a crisis brought on by a faulty revenue structure. We cannot continue to allow Nevada to operate in a perpetual boom and bust cycle which undermines the stability we need. Balancing our State's budget—in addition to balancing our revenue structure - should remain a top priority."

Foreclosures

  • Excerpt: "We must do whatever we can to restore good faith negotiations with lenders by strengthening existing modification meditations to ensure those who have done the right thing are rewarded, foreclosures are mitigated, and our neighborhoods remain alive and vibrant."

Veterans

  • Excerpt: "Our state needs to continue to do all we can to ensure our veterans receive the federal benefits entitled to them under law and ensure any budget cuts do not irreparably harm our state's ability to bring federal dollars back to our vets. I will fiercely advocate for the men women who have so ably advocated and served for us."

Seniors

  • Excerpt: "A society can be judged by how it treats its most vulnerable members. As such, we must make sure seniors are not suffering abuse at the hands of family, caretakers, or anyone else. I am very invested in making sure seniors are protected."

Elections

2014

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 Elliot Anderson ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Benjamin Donlon was unopposed in the Republican primary. Roberto Juarez ran as a Libertarian candidate. Anderson defeated Donlon and Juarez in the general election.[2][3][4]

2012

See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2012

Anderson ran in the 2012 election for Nevada State Assembly, District 15. Anderson defeated Lou Toomin in the June 12 primary election and defeated Megan Heryet in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7][8]

Nevada State Assembly, District 15, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngElliot Anderson Incumbent 72.1% 11,809
     Republican Megan Heryet 27.9% 4,581
Total Votes 16,390

2010

See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Anderson won election to the Nevada House of Representatives. Anderson defeated Cherina Kleven, Louis Toomin, and Patrick Boylan in the June 8 primary election. He bested Dale Snyder (R) and Stan Vaughan (Independent American) in the general election.

Nevada House of Representatives, District 15 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Elliot Anderson (D) 6,760
Dale Snyder (R) 3,368
Stan Vaughan (I) 666

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Anderson is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Anderson raised a total of $203,980 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 24, 2013.[9]

Elliot Anderson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Nevada State Assembly, District 15 Won $118,725
2010 Nevada State Assembly, District 15 Won $85,255
Grand Total Raised $203,980

2012

Anderson won re-election to the Nevada State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Anderson raised a total of $118,725.
Nevada State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Elliot Anderson's campaign in 2012
Caesar Entertainment$5,000
Nevada Association of Realtors$4,000
Nevada State Education Assocation$4,000
MGM Mirage$3,000
Newmont Mining$3,000
Total Raised in 2012$118,725
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Anderson won election to the Nevada State Assembly in 2010. During that election cycle, Anderson raised a total of $85,255.

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.[10]

  • 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.[10]

  • 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".[11]

2011

Anderson received a score of 32.98% in the 2011 report card, ranking 38th out of all 63 Nevada State Legislature members.[11]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Kathy McClain (D)
Nevada State Assembly District 15
2011- present
Succeeded by
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