|Nevada State Senate District 4|
|February 4, 2013 - present|
|November 9, 2016|
|Years in position||0|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 8, 2016|
|Term limits||3 terms (12 years)|
|Nevada State Assembly District 17|
|2003 - 2012|
|Birthday||April 8, 1969|
|Place of birth||Chicago, Illinois|
|Profession||Management Analyst, Clark County Government|
Atkinson received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Howard University. He is also a 2004 graduate of the Western Legislative Academy and a 2005 graduate of the Henry Toll Fellowship. He is a management analyst and mediator for the Clark County Government. He has one child, Haley.
On his website, Atkinson expresses support for job creation, public education, reducing foreclosures, government transparency, getting tougher on gangs/sex offenders/abusers of the elderly, safety and lower costs for seniors, and renewable energy.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Atkinson served on the following committees:
|Nevada Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Commerce, Labor and Energy, Chair|
|• Legislative Operations and Elections|
|• Transportation, Vice Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Atkinson served on these committees:
|Nevada Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Commerce and Labor, Chair|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Atkinson served on these committees:
|Nevada Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Government Affairs|
- See also: Nevada State Senate elections, 2012
Atkinson won election in the 2012 election for Nevada State Senate, District 4. Atkinson defeated Katherine Duncan and David Wallace in the June 12 primary election and defeated Linda West Myers (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Nevada State Senate, District 4, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Linda West Myers||20.2%||6,946|
|Nevada State Senate, District 4 Democratic Primary, 2012|
In November 2011, Atkinson announced he would run for the Senate District 4 seat in 2012. Atkinson said he would move a few blocks from his then-current residence, which sat within Senate District 1, to live within District 4. Senate District 4 held a 4-to-1 Democratic voter registration advantage over Republicans. The district was vacated by Steven Horsford (D), who made a successful congressional bid.
- See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2010
|Nevada State Assembly, District 17 General election (2010)|
|Kelvin Atkinson (D)||11,414|
|Kenneth King (R)||6,337|
Atkinson raised $195,243 for his campaign.
|Nevada State Assembly, District 17 (2008)|
|Kelvin Atkinson (D)||17,473||67.78%|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, a year in which Atkinson was up for re-election, he collected $263,475 in donations.
Listed below are the four largest contributors to Atkinson's 2010 campaign.
|Farmers Insurance Group||$10,000|
|Nevada Association Of Realtors||$10,000|
|Nevada Power Co||$$8,496|
Listed below are the five largest contributors to Kelvin Atkinson's 2008 campaign.
|Republic Services of Southern Nevada||$6,000|
|R & S Investment Properties||$5,000|
|Associated General Contractors of Las Vegas||$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".
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- Nevada state Sen. Kelvin Atkinson comes out as gay - New York Daily News
- Kelvin Atkinson, Gay Nevada State Senator, Describes Coming Out To ... - Huffington Post
- Nevada Senator Comes Out During Gay Marriage Debate (VIDEO) - Slate Magazine (blog)
- Kelvin Atkinson Comes Out Of the Closet On Senate Floor - PolicyMic - PolicyMic
- State Sen. Kelvin Atkinson On Marriage Equality - Huffington Post
- Extending voter registration clears Nevada Senate panel - Reno Gazette-Journal
- In historic turn, Nevada votes to repeal same-sex marriage ban - LGBT Weekly
- Reid, Sandoval among heavy hitters going to bat for compromise NV Energy bill - Las Vegas Sun
- Former AG launches coalition to thwart NV Energy's 10-year plan - Las Vegas Sun
- Nevada Senate considers allowing domestic violence victims to leave leases ... - The Republic
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- Office website
- Nevada Assembly - Rep. Kelvin Atkinson
- Campaign website
- Official Facebook page
- Twitter feed
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 1998
- ↑ Committee to Elect Kelvin Atkinson, "On the Issues," retrieved October 19, 2012.
- ↑ 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
- ↑ www.lvrj.com "Upheaval continues for Democrats vying for Nevada Legislature seats", November 28, 2011
- ↑ Nevada Secretary of State - 2008 General Election Results
- ↑ 2008 Follow the Money's report on Kelvin's 2008 campaign contributions
- ↑ 2010 campaign contributions
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 Nevada Policy Research Institute, "The 2011 Nevada Legislative Session Review & Report Card"
- ↑ Associated Press, "Nevada senator comes out as gay during debate," April 25, 2013.
- ↑ Now MSN "'I'm black, I'm gay': Nevada senator comes out during marriage debate," April 24, 2013
- ↑ Business Insider "A Nevada State Senator Came Out During A Gay Marriage Debate On The Floor," April 23, 2013
- ↑ MSNBC "Nevada state Sen. comes out in dramatic floor speech: ‘I’m black. I’m gay’," April 23, 2013
Steven Horsford (D)
|Nevada State Senate District 4
| Succeeded by|
|Nevada State Assembly District 17
| Succeeded by|
Steven Brooks (D)