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Michael Roberson

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Michael Roberson
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Nevada State Senate, District 20
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
November 9, 2016
Years in position 3
Minority Leader, Nevada State Senate
2013 - present
Base salary$146.29/day
Per diem$152/per day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits3 terms (12 years)
Bachelor'sUniversity of Kansas, 1993
J.D.University of Kansas School of Law, 1996
Office website
Michael Roberson is a Republican member of the Nevada State Senate, representing District 20. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. As of the 2013 session, Roberson serves as State Senate Minority Leader.


Roberson earned his B.S. in Political Science from the University of Kansas in 1993 and his J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law in 1996. His professional experience includes working as an attorney at Kolesar & Leathlam.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Roberson served on the following committees:

Nevada Committee Assignments, 2013
Revenue and Economic Development


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Roberson served on the following committees:


Campaign themes


Roberson's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

  • Jobs
Excerpt: "I believe Nevada can once again lead the nation in job creation, but it will take new leadership to make it happen. Nevada must be declared a “Free Enterprise Zone.”"
  • Taxes
Excerpt: "We must broaden and diversify the economy by providing pro-business tax and fiscal policies, incentives for out-of-state businesses to relocate to Nevada, and tax incentives for existing business to grow and create more jobs."
  • Education
Excerpt: "I will work with Democrats and Republicans to replace the empty promises with legitimate, measurable results. We must adopt what has proven to work and eliminate what has proven to fail."



See also: Nevada State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Nevada State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 10, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 14, 2014. Incumbent Michael Roberson defeated Carl Bunce in the Republican primary, while Teresa Lowry ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. Lowry and Roberson will face off in the general election.[1][2][3]


See also: Nevada State Senate elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Roberson won election to the Clark 5 District Seat in the Nevada State Senate, defeating Joyce Woodhouse.[4]

Nevada State Senate, Clark 5 (B) General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Michael Roberson (R) 38,401
Joyce Woodhouse (D) 35,638

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Roberson is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Roberson raised a total of $583,321 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 15, 2013.[5]

Michael Roberson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Nevada State Senate, District 20 Not up for election $201,200
2010 Nevada State Senate, Clark 5 Won $382,121
Grand Total Raised $583,321


Roberson was not up for election to the Nevada State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Roberson raised a total of $201,200.
Nevada State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Michael Roberson's campaign in 2012
Elizabeth Halseth For State Senate 9$10,000
Titlemax Management$10,000
Nevada Subcontractors Association$7,500
R & R Partners$7,000
Total Raised in 2012$201,200
Source:Follow the Money


Roberson won election to the Nevada State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Roberson raised a total of $382,121.


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".[6]


Roberson received a score of 88.63% in the 2011 report card, ranking 2nd out of all 63 Nevada State Legislature members.[6] Roberson's score was tied with Greg Brower. Senator Don Gustavson received a higher score of 89.1. Roberson's score was followed by senators Elizabeth Halseth (88.15), and James Settelmeyer (87.68).[7]


Presidential preference


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

Michael Roberson endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [8]


Roberson is married.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Nevada State Senate District 20
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Joyce Woodhouse (D)
Nevada State Senate, Clark 5
Succeeded by