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Greg Brower
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Nevada State Senate, District 15
Incumbent
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
November 9, 2016
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$146.29/day
Per diem$152/per day
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
AppointedJanuary 2011
Term limits3 terms (12 years)
Prior offices
Nevada State Assembly
1998 - 2002
Education
Associate'sUniversity of California, Berkeley, 1986
J.D.George Washington University, 1992
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Navy
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 8, 1964
Place of birthSouth Milwaukee, Wisconsin
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Greg Brower (b. February 8, 1964) is a Republican member of the Nevada State Senate, representing District 15. He was first appointed to the chamber in January 2011.

Biography

Brower earned his A.B. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1986 and his J.D. from George Washington University in 1992. His professional experience includes working as an attorney at Jones Vargas.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Nevada Committee Assignments, 2013
Judiciary
Revenue and Economic Development

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Brower's website highlighted the following issues:[1]

Economic Development

I strongly support efforts to recruit quality businesses to Nevada with the goal of creating good-paying jobs and diversifying our economy.

Fiscal Responsibility

As a state legislator, I have consistently supported balanced budgets without new taxes.

Education Reform

Since my first term in the State Assembly, I have fought for meaningful reforms to our public education system, supporting merit pay for teachers, common-sense improvements to personnel policies, and increased autonomy and flexibility for our local school districts.

Consumer Protection

During the 2001 Legislative Session, I introduced the first "Do Not Call List" legislation in Nevada, aimed at stopping abusive telemarketing practices.

Immigration Enforcement

During the 2011 Legislative Session, I led the fight to require contractors to adopt the federal E-Verify system to ensure that all workers on state public works projects are legally eligible to work in the United States.

Elections

2012

See also: Nevada State Senate elections, 2012

Brower won election in the 2012 election for Nevada State Senate, District 15. Brower ran unopposed in the June 12 primary election and defeated Sheila Leslie (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2] [3][4][5]

Nevada State Senate, District 15, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGreg Brower Incumbent 50.2% 29,352
     Democratic Sheila Leslie 49.8% 29,086
Total Votes 58,438

Redistricting

Due to redistricting, many Nevada districts saw dramatic shifts in their boundary lines. As a result, Brower's Washoe District 3 moved from a 3-point Democratic voter registration advantage to a 0.9-point lead towards Republicans. Because of the new Republican voter registration advantage in District 3, Republicans plan to make a strong move for the district in 2012.[6] Brower announced on November 14, 2011 that he would seek re-election to District 3.[7]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Brower is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Brower raised a total of $1,111,056 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 14, 2013.[8]

Greg Brower's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Nevada State Senate, District 15 Won $832,667
2002 Nevada State Assembly, District 26 Defeated $102,755
2000 Nevada State Assembly, Washoe 37 Won $107,350
1998 Nevada State Assembly, District 37 Won $68,284
Grand Total Raised $1,111,056

2012

Brower won election to the Nevada State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Brower raised a total of $832,667.
Nevada State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Greg Brower's campaign in 2012
Settelmeyer Campaign Account$10,000
Republican State Leadership Committee$10,000
New Nevada PAC$10,000
Washoe County Republican Central Committee$10,000
Nevada Majority PAC$10,000
Total Raised in 2012$832,667
Source:Follow the Money

2002

Brower lost the election for the Nevada State Assembly in 2002. During that election cycle, Brower raised a total of $102,755.

2000

Brower won re-election to the Nevada State Assembly in 2000. During that election cycle, Brower raised a total of $107,350.

1998

Brower won election to the Nevada State Assembly in 1998. During that election cycle, Brower raised a total of $68,284.

Scorecards

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".[9]

2011

Bower received a score of 88.63% in the 2011 report card, ranking 2nd out of all 63 Nevada State Legislature members.[9] Brower's score was tied with Michael Roberson. Senator Don Gustavson received a higher score of 89.1. Brower's score was followed by senators Elizabeth Halseth (88.15), and James Settelmeyer (87.68).[10]

Endorsements

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Greg Brower endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [11]

Personal

Brower and his wife, Loren, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Bill Raggio (R)
Nevada State Senate District 15
2011- present
Succeeded by
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