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Harry Mortenson

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Harry Mortenson
Former candidate for
Nevada State Senate, District 11
Prior offices
Nevada Assembly District 42
1996 - 2010
Bachelor'sRoanoke College
Master'sDuke University
ProfessionPresident, Scientific Consulting Firm
Thomas Welsh (b. November 24, 1930) is a former Democratic member of the Nevada Assembly, representing District 42 from 1996 to 2010. State term limits disqualified him from re-election in 2010.


Mortenson earned his B.S. from Roanoke College and his M.A. from Duke University. His professional experience includes working as the president of Scientific Consulting Firm; a former staff member at Los Alamos Sci Labs from 1962 to 1970; a former senior physicist at Babcock and Wilcox, Lynchburg VA, from 1958 to 1962; and a physicist at EI DuPont, Savanna River Lab, from 1954 to 1958.[1]

Committee assignments

While in the Nevada Assembly, Mortenson served on the following committees:



See also: Nevada State Senate elections, 2012

Mortenson ran in the 2012 election for Nevada State Senate, District 11. Mortenson was defeated by Harry Mortenson in the June 12 primary election.[2][3][4][5]

Nevada State Senate, District 11 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAaron D. Ford 68.5% 1,741
Harry Mortenson 31.5% 802
Total Votes 2,543


See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Mortenson won re-election to the District 42 Seat in the Nevada Assembly, defeating Carole Donald.[6]

Mortenson raised $65,993 for his campaign.[7]

Nevada State Assembly, District 42 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Harry Mortenson (D) 8,354 66.30%
Carole Donald 4,247 33.70%

Campaign donors

Listed below are the five largest contributors to Harry Mortenson's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
MGM Mirage $5,233
Boyd Gaming $5,000
Associated General Contractors of Las Vegas $2,500
South Point Hotel & Casino $2,500
Focus Property Group $2,000


Mortenson and his wife, Helen, have three children: Eric, Lisa and Kirk.[1]

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Preceded by
Nevada State Assembly District 42
Succeeded by
Irene Bustamante (D)