|Nevada State Assembly District 37|
|2003 - 2012|
|State House Majority Leader, Nevada State Assembly|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Term limits||6 terms (12 years)|
|Bachelor's||University of Redlands (1992)|
|Master's||Midwestern State University (1997); University of Nevada, Las Vegas (2009)|
Conklin earned his B.A. in Economics and Political Science from the University of Redlands in 1992, his M.A. in Political Science from Midwestern State University in 1997 and another M.A. in Economics from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2009. His professional experience includes working as an economic analyst and consultant.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Conklin served on these committees:
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Conklin served on these committees:
- Elections, Procedures, Ethics, and Constitutional Amendments Committee, Nevada Assembly
- Ways and Means Committee, Nevada Assembly
In February 2012, Las Vegas Sun reporter Anjeanette Damon wrote a series of stories detailing the failure by several Democratic legislators to disclose how they spent portions of their campaign money to help pay for expenditures. Damon's first story described how three Assembly Democrats -- Debbie Smith, David Bobzien, and Lucy Flores -- failed to report the expenditure of campaign funds used to pay for rent and living expenses during legislative sessions. The legislators were instructed by the Assembly Democrat's lawyer that they did not have to report spending on expenses related to their public office.
After Damon's initial report, Assembly Democrats Marcus Conklin, Richard Daly, Peggy Pierce and Marilyn Dondero Loop came forward to admit that they had also failed to report expenses after getting the same legal advice. The six lawmakers filed new expense reports that detailed nearly $45,000 in campaign funds that were spent on living expenses such as rent, electronics, house cleaning and supplies, groceries, lunches and dinners. At the time, Nevada legislators were paid a $736/month housing allowance during the legislative session if they lived more than 50 miles from Carson City. In addition, all legislatures received $154 per diem during the legislative session.
Martin Dean Dupalo, president of the Nevada Center for Public Ethics, wrote an op-ed piece in the Las Vegas Sun about the failed disclosures. He described the situation as "a purposeful act of withholding mandated public information that was uncovered by a journalist—not reported as part of a broader discussion between legislators and the executive branch, or much less the public."
- See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2012
Conklin ran in the 2012 election for Nevada State Assembly, District 37. Conklin ran unopposed in the June 12 primary election and was defeated by Wesley Duncan (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Nevada State Assembly, District 37, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Marcus Conklin Incumbent||48.9%||14,296|
- See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2010
|Nevada House of Representatives, District 37 General election (2010)|
|Marcus Conklin (D)||6,501|
|Philip Lupo (R)||3,993|
- See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2008
Conklin raised $234,171 for his campaign.
|Nevada State Assembly, District 37 (2008)|
|Marcus Conklin (D)||10,546||67.92%|
In 2010, a year in which Conklin was up for re-election, he collected $424,632 in donations.
Listed below are the four largest contributors to Conklin's 2010 campaign.
|Nevada Association Of Realtors||$10,000|
|Cmte To Elect Marcus Conklin||$10,000|
|Nevada Power Co||$9,000|
Listed below are the five largest contributors to Marcus Conklin's 2008 campaign.
|Nevada Association of Realtors||$7,000|
Conklin is married to his wife, Mijanne.
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 Assembly - Rep. Marcus Conklin
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002
- Project Vote Smart, "Biography of Marcus Conklin," accessed November 24, 2014
- cjr.org, "Sun’s Damon Discusses How She Got the Goods on NV Lawmakers," accessed March 16, 2012
- lasvegassun.com, "Uses for thousands of dollars of campaign funds going undisclosed by Nevada Democrats," Feb. 17, 2012
- lasvegassun.com, "Assembly Democrats reverse course, disclose spending of campaigns funds," Feb. 23, 2012
- Nevada Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Candidates," accessed May 6, 2014
- Clark County, "2012 Primary Candidates," accessed May 6, 2014
- Washoe County, "2012 General Election candidates," accessed May 5, 2014
- Nevada Secretary of State, "Official Results of the 2012 Primary Election," accessed April 23, 2014
- Nevada Secretary of State, "2008 General Election Results," accessed May 5, 2014
- Follow the Money, "2008 contributions to Marcus Conklin," accessed November 24, 2014
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions to Marcus Conklin," accessed November 24, 2014
- Nevada Policy Research Institute, "The 2011 Nevada Legislative Session Review & Report Card," accessed May 5, 2014
|Nevada State Assembly District 37
| Succeeded by|
Wesley Duncan (R)