Nevada 2010 legislative election results

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2010 Legislative Election Results

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Nevada State Senate Election Results

This page contains macro-level election results and analysis for the Nevada State Senate. For results in individual contests see our Nevada State Senate elections, 2010 page. The following is a breakdown of the state senate before and after the election:

Nevada State Senate
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 12 11
     Republican Party 7 10
     Vacancy 2 -
Total 21 21


What You'll See on This Page

This page will display the following lists of candidates

  • Incumbents who ran on November 2
  • Incumbents who were defeated
  • Challengers who defeated an incumbent
  • Newly elected senators
  • List of all winners
  • Unopposed candidates
  • Third party candidates

State Senate Overview:

  • There were 2 incumbents who ran in the November 2 general election. One incumbent lost, and thus 1 incumbent was re-elected to the Nevada State Senate.
  • No Republican incumbents lost in the general election, while 1 Democratic incumbent lost.
  • There will be 10 new senators sworn-in. Of those 10, 4 are Democrats and 6 are Republicans
  • Of the 50 seats up for election, 20 were won by Democrats and 30 by Republicans.
  • 2 candidates were unopposed, 1 Democrat and 1 Republicans.
  • Only 6 candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate in the general election.

Incumbency Analysis

Of the 1,167 state senate seats up for election in 2010, incumbents ran for 894 (76.6%) of them. Of these 894, 94 lost their re-election bids, 89 Democrats and 5 Republicans. In Nevada, 9 incumbent senators did not run for re-election on the November 2 ballot, while 2 incumbents (18.18%) ran for re-election. Of these 2 incumbents, 1 Democrat was defeated.

Incumbents who ran on November 2

The following is a list of all of the incumbents who ran on the November 2 general election ballot:

Incumbents defeated

The following is a list of incumbents defeated on November 2:


CandidatePartyDistrict
Joyce Woodhouse

Challengers who beat an incumbent

The following is a list of challengers who defeated an incumbent on November 2:


CandidatePartyDistrict
Michael Roberson

New State Senators and General Election Winners

388 new senators were elected across the country. This includes challengers who defeated incumbents as well as candidates who won open seats. Of these 388, 278 were Republicans and 110 were Democrats. In Nevada, 10 new senators will be sworn-in. Of those 10, 4 are Democrats and 6 are Republicans. In the 9 open seat contests, Republicans won 5 and Democrats 4. In total, Nevada elected 11 senators, 7 Republicans and 4 Democrats.

Newly elected senators

The following are the newly-elected members of the Nevada State Senate:

Democratic

Republican

Open Seat Winners

The following is a list of candidates who won election in seats where no incumbent was running:

Democratic

Republican

Candidates who won election

The following is a list of all candidates elected to the Nevada State Senate:

Democratic

Republican

Competitiveness

Across the nation, 1,167 state senate seats were up for election in 2010. 1,143 of those seats were partisan seats (24 seats were up for election in Nebraska's nonpartisan unicameral legislature). In 320 (28.0%) of these state senate contests, there was a major party candidate with no major party opposition. In Nevada, 2 candidates (18.18% of seats) faced no major party opposition. Of these 2, 1 was a Democrat and 1 was a Republican.

Unopposed candidates in general election

The following candidates did not face major party competition:

Democratic

Republican

Ballot Access

Across the nation, 140 independent or third party candidates ran for state senate. In Nevada, 6 (6.3%) of the 96 senate candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate. None won election in the November 2 general election.

Third party candidates

The following is a list of third party and independent candidates who ran in 2010:

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Nevada State House Election Results

This page contains macro-level election results and analysis for the Nevada House of Representatives. For results in individual contests, see our Nevada House of Representatives elections, 2010. The following is a breakdown of the state house before and after the election:

Nevada Assembly
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 28 26
     Republican Party 14 16
Total 42 42


What You'll See on This Page

This page will display the following lists of candidates

  • Incumbents who ran on November 2
  • Incumbents who were defeated
  • Challengers who defeated an incumbent
  • Newly elected senators
  • List of all winners
  • Unopposed candidates
  • Third party candidates

State House Overview:

  • There were 23 incumbents who ran in the November 2 general election. Only 1 incumbents lost, and thus 22 incumbents were re-elected to the Nevada House of Representatives.
  • No Republican incumbents lost in the general election, while 1 incumbent Democratic lost.
  • There will be 20 new representatives sworn-in. Of those 20, 11 are Democrats and 9 are Republicans
  • Of the 42 seats up for election, 26 were won by Democrats and 16 by Republicans.
  • 3 candidates were unopposed, no Democrats and 3 Republicans.
  • 18 candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate in the general election.

Incumbency Analysis

Of the 4,958 state house seats up for election, incumbents ran in the general election for 4,091 (79.5%) of them. Of these 4,091 incumbents, 413 lost their re-election bids, 403 Democrats and 10 Republicans. In Nevada, 23 (71.9%) incumbents ran for re-election. Of these 23, 1 incumbent Democratic representative was defeated and no Republican representatives were defeated.

Incumbents who ran on November 2

The following is a list of all of the incumbents who ran on the November 2 general election ballot:

Incumbents defeated

The following is a list of incumbents defeated on November 2:


CandidatePartyDistrict
Ellen Spiegel

Challengers who beat an incumbent

The following is a list of challengers who defeated an incumbent on November 2:


CandidatePartyDistrict
Mark Sherwood

New Representatives and General Election Winners

1,345 new representatives were elected across the country. This includes challengers who defeated incumbents as well as candidates who won open seats. Of these 1,345, 988 were Republicans and 357 were Democrats. In Nevada, 20 new representatives will be sworn-in. Of those 20, 11 are Democrats and 9 are Republicans. In the 19 open seat contests, Republicans won 8 and Democrats 11. In total, Nevada elected 32 representatives, 16 Republicans and 32 Democrats.

Newly elected representatives

The following are the newly-elected members of the Nevada House of Representatives:

Democratic

Republican

Open Seat Winners

The following is a list of candidates who won election in seats where no incumbent was running:

Democratic

Republican

Candidates who won election

The following is a list of all candidates elected to the Nevada House of Representatives:

Democratic

Republican

Other


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Competitiveness

Across the nation, 4,958 state house seats were up for election in 2010. In 1,680 (33.9%) of these state house contests, there was a major party candidate with no major party opposition. In Nevada, 3 candidates (3.0% of all candidates) faced no major party opposition. All 3 unopposed candidates were Republicans.

Unopposed candidates in general election

The following candidates did not face major party competition:

Democratic


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Republican

Ballot Access

In Nevada, 5 (2.5%) of the 202 house candidates ran as independent or third party candidates. One candidate, Bert Jones, won election in the November 2 general election.

Third party candidates

The following is a list of third party and independent candidates who ran in 2010: