Mark Sherwood

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Mark Sherwood
Nevada State Assembly District 21
Former member
In office
February 7, 2011 - November 7, 2012
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Term limits6 terms (12 years)
Mark Sherwood is a former Republican member of the Nevada State Assembly, representing District 21 from 2010 to 2012. He served as State House Minority Whip.


Sherwood's professional experience includes being the publisher of ParentsGuide of Las Vegas.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Sherwood served on these committees:



See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Sherwood won election to the Nevada House of Representatives, defeating incumbent Ellen Spiegel. Sherwood garnered just over 50% of the vote. Spiegel got 47.6% of the vote and Les McKay took 2.4%. Sherwood won the 2010 Republican primary election by 24 points (64% to 38%).

Nevada House of Representatives, District 21 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mark Sherwood (R) 8,430
Ellen Spiegel (D) 8,023
Les McKay (I) 401

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Sherwood was up for re-election, he collected $95,949 in donations.[1]

Listed below are the four largest contributors to Sherwood's 2010 campaign.

Donor Amount
Republican Assembly Leadership Caucus $10,000
Rural Republican PAC $10,000
Assembly Republican Caucus $9,955
Keystone Corp $8,762


Presidential preference


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

Mark Sherwood endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [2]


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".[3]


Sherwood received a score of 53.97 percent in the 2011 report card, ranking 14th out of all 63 Nevada State Legislature members.[3]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ellen Spiegel (D)
Nevada State Assembly District 21
Succeeded by
Andy Eisen (D)