Olivia Diaz

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Olivia Diaz
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Nevada State Assembly, District 11
Incumbent
In office
February 7, 2011 - present
Term ends
November 5, 2014
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$146.29/day
Per diem$152/per day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits6 terms (12 years)
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Nevada, Las Vegas
Master'sNOVA Southeastern University
Personal
Birthday1978
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Olivia Diaz is a Democratic member of the Nevada State Assembly, representing District 11. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010. As of the 2013 session, Diaz serves as Majority Assistant Deputy Whip.

Biography

Diaz earned her B.A. in English from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and her M.S. in Bilingual Education from NOVA Southeastern University.

Though official records have not been kept, Diaz is considered to be the first Nevada legislator to give birth during a legislative session.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Nevada Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce and Labor
Education
Judiciary

2011-2012

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

Elections

2014

See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Nevada State Assembly will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 10, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 14, 2014. Incumbent Olivia Diaz ran unopposed in the Democratic primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[2][3][4]

2012

See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2012

Diaz ran in the 2012 election for Nevada State Assembly, District 11. Diaz ran unopposed in the June 12 primary election and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7][8]

2010

See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Diaz won election to the Nevada House of Representatives. Diaz defeated Angela Cochran and Sallie Bache in the June 8 primary election. She bested Von Brewer (R) in the general election.

Nevada House of Representatives, District 11 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Olivia Diaz (D) 3,162
Von Brewer (R) 744

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Diaz is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Diaz raised a total of $132,877 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 24, 2013.[9]

Olivia Diaz's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Nevada State Assembly, District 11 Won $62,391
2010 Nevada State Assembly, District 11 Won $70,486
Grand Total Raised $132,877

2012

Diaz won re-election to the Nevada State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Diaz raised a total of $62,391.
Nevada State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Olivia Diaz's campaign in 2012
MGM Mirage$3,500
Assembly Democratic Caucus$3,000
Newmont Mining$3,000
Las Vegas Chamber Of Commerce$2,500
Nevada State Education Association$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$62,391
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Diaz won election to the Nevada State Assembly in 2010. During that election cycle, Diaz raised a total of $70,486.

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Nevada

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2013

In 2013, the 77th Nevada State Legislature was in session from February 4 through June 4.[10]

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills dealing with government regulations, taxes/fees and individual liberty. Citizen Outreach selected 22 Assembly bills and 32 Senate bills to analyze for its scorecard.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their voting record concerning economic freedom and education reform.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on education equity, economic equity, health equity and civil rights.

2011

In 2011, the 76th Nevada State Legislature was in session from February 7 through June 7.[10]

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills dealing with government regulations, taxes/fees, personal responsibility, families and individual liberty. Citizen Outreach selected 31 Assembly bills and 31 Senate bills to analyze for its scorecard.
  • Legislators are scored on their voting record concerning economic freedom and education reform.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes on education, educator salaries, benefits and collective bargaining.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record on bills that are in the interest of southern Nevada.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on education equity, economic equity, health equity and civil rights.

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".[11]

2011

Diaz received a score of 34.03% in the 2011 report card, ranking 29th out of all 63 Nevada State Legislature members.[11]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ruben Kihuen (D)
Nevada State Assembly District 11
2011- present
Succeeded by
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