|Nevada State Senate, Central Nevada District|
|1993 - 2012|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2008|
|Term limits||3 terms (12 years)|
|Nevada State Assembly|
|1988 to 1991|
|Bachelor's||University of Nevada, Reno|
|Service/branch||Nevada Air National Guard|
|Years of service||1969-1975|
|Profession||Radio Station Manager|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Endorsements
- 7 Scorecards
- 8 Personal
- 9 Recent news
- 10 External links
- 11 References
McGinness was Chair of the Churchill County School Board from 1984 to 1988. He served in the Nevada State Assembly from 1988 to 1991. He has also served as a member of the Churchill County Republican Central Committee. In 2008, the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund gave Senator McGinness an A; this grade was given based on his lifetime voting records on gun issues and a questionnaire sent to candidates.
McGinness earned his B.A. from the University of Nevada, Reno. His professional experience includes being the manager of radio station KVLV. He served in the Nevada Air National Guard from 1969 to 1975.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, McGinness served on these committees:
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, McGinness served on these committees:
McGinness and Barbara Cegavske said they crafted a plan that respected the then-current numerical strength of various regional, ethnic, partisan, and individual community groups without infringing on the rights of other Nevadans to effectively participate in the electoral process. The Republican lawmakers' provided details on their website.
The U.S. Census Bureau outlined the ideal population to be 675,138 for each of Nevada’s Congressional districts, 128,598 for state Senate Districts, and 64,299 for state Assembly districts. The Republican plans showed minimal disparity from these ideal populations.
- See also: Nevada State Senate elections, 2012
In 2012, Schneider was one of four senators and one representative to be the first senators and representatives term limited by Nevada's 1996 amendment. The 1996 amendment did not go into affect until canvassed by the Supreme Court on November 27, 1996, so legislators elected that year -- and sworn in on November 5, 1996 -- were not affected by the bill until their re-election in 2000.
- See also: Nevada State Senate elections, 2008
|Nevada State Senate, Central District (2008)|
|Mike McGinness (R)||35,275||100.0%|
- See also: Nevada State Senate elections, 2004
|Nevada State Senate, Central District (2004)|
|Mike McGinness (R)||28,350||70.39%|
- See also: Nevada State Senate elections, 2000
|Nevada State Senate, Central District (2000)|
|Mike McGinness (R)||19,806||70.39%|
In 2008, McGinness collected $143,025 in donations.
His five largest contributors in 2008 were:
|Associated General Contractors||$6,500|
|South Point Hotel and Casino||$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".
McGinness and his wife, Dee, have three children.
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- Mike McGinness official Nevada State Senate website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2000, 1996, 1992, 1990
- Project Vote Smart, "Biography of Sen. McGinness," accessed November 20, 2014
- Nevada News Bureau, "Republicans In The Nevada Legislature Introduce Redistricting Plans," April 28, 2011
- www.lvrj.com, "Term limits cases argued," July 2, 2008
- Nevada Secretary of State, "2008 General Election Results," accessed May 5, 2014
- Nevada Secretary of State, "2004 General Election Results," accessed November 20, 2014
- Nevada Secretary of State, "2000 General Election Results," accessed May 5, 2014
- Follow the Money, "2008 contributions to Mike McGinness," accessed November 19, 2014
- Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Eight Nevada State Senators," November 16, 2011
- Nevada Policy Research Institute, "The 2011 Nevada Legislative Session Review & Report Card," accessed May 5, 2014
|Nevada State Senate, Central District
| Succeeded by|
Scott Hammond (R)