Irene Bustamante Adams
|Irene Bustamante Adams|
|Nevada State Assembly, District 42|
|February 7, 2011 - present|
|November 5, 2014|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||6 terms (12 years)|
|Bachelor's||California State University|
Bustamante Adams earned her B.S. from California State University and her E.M.B.A. from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Her professional experience includes working as a consultant and business executive.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Bustamante Adams served on the following committees:
|Nevada Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Commerce and Labor|
|• Government Affairs|
|• Taxation, Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Bustamante Adams served on the following committees:
|Nevada Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Commerce and Labor|
|• Government Affairs, Vice Chair|
|• Natural Resources, Agriculture and Mining|
Bustamante Adams's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE
My family regularly volunteers at a senior center, and like so many people today, I worry about the health care needs of my aging parents. We need to improve access to health care, particularly for children and seniors.
JOBS AND ECONOMIC RECOVERY
There is nothing more important than getting Nevadans back to work. I have worked for the past several years to create more job opportunities for small businesses. Building our economy to create jobs and stabilizing our housing market by reducing the number of foreclosures are my top priorities. In the Assembly, I will work to make Nevada a transportation, manufacturing and distribution hub of the West. We must also continue to create jobs through road and building projects and renewable energy development.
We need to do more to prepare our students for today's jobs, improve career and technical education opportunities, and help every student reach his or her academic potential. As a legislator, I will focus on ways to recruit, reward, and retain effective teachers and principals, especially where they are needed most.
GOVERNMENT EFFICIENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY
We cannot afford waste and lack of transparency at any level of government. I will fight for increased transparency of state spending and efficiency in every state agency that our tax dollars are being spent wisely.
- See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2014
Elections for the office of Nevada State Assembly will consist of a primary election on June 10, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 14, 2014. Incumbent Irene Bustamante Adams is unopposed in the Democratic primary. Howard Scheff is running as an Independent American candidate.
- See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2012
Bustamante Adams won re-election in the 2012 election for Nevada State Assembly, District 42. Bustamante Adams defeated Kevin L. Child in the June 12 Democratic primary and defeated Robert Mcentee (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Nevada State Assembly, District 42, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Irene Bustamante Adams Incumbent||67.1%||11,182|
|Nevada State Assembly, District 42 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Irene Bustamante Adams Incumbent||78%||1,073|
|Kevin L. Child||22%||303|
- See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2010
On November 2, 2010, Bustamante won election to the Nevada House of Representatives, defeating Kathryn Njus (R). Bustamante defeated Sam Christos, Kyle Greenwood, and Donald Hauth in the June 8 primary election.
|Nevada House of Representatives, District 42 General election (2010)|
|Irene Bustamante (D)||5,629|
|Kathryn Njus (R)||3,201|
Comprehensive donor information for Adams is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Adams raised a total of $212,278 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 26, 2013.
|Irene Bustamante Adams's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Nevada State Assembly, District 42||$123,617|
|2010||Nevada State Assembly, District 42||$88,661|
|Grand Total Raised||$212,278|
2012Adams won re-election to the Nevada State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Adams raised a total of $123,617.
|Nevada State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Irene Bustamante Adams's campaign in 2012|
|Nevada Association of Realtors||$5,000|
|Cash America International||$4,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$123,617|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Adams won election to the Nevada State Assembly in 2010. During that election cycle, Adams raised a total of $88,661.
|Nevada State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Irene Bustamante Adams's campaign in 2010|
|Clark County Education Association||$7,500|
|Nevada State Education Association||$6,000|
|John Oceguera Campaign Account||$5,000|
|Education Support Employees Association||$3,000|
|Nevada Power Co.||$3,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$88,661|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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".
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- Official campaign website
- Profile from the Nevada State Assembly
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010
- Committee to Elect Irene Bustamante Adams, "Issues," accessed October 23, 2012
- Nevada Secretary of State, "2014 filed candidates," accessed April 8, 2014
- Clark County, "Candidate filing," accessed April 8, 2014
- Nevada Secretary of State - 2012 Primary Candidates
- Clark County - 2012 Primary Candidates
- Washoe County - 2012 Primary candidates
- Nevada Secretary of State, "Official Results of the 2012 Primary Election," accessed April 23, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Adams, Irene Bustamante." Retrieved June 26, 2013
- Nevada Policy Research Institute, "The 2011 Nevada Legislative Session Review & Report Card"
Harry Mortenson (D)
|Nevada State Assembly District 42
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