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Patricia Spearman
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Nevada State Senate, District 1
In office
February 4, 2013 - present
Term ends
November 9, 2016
Years in position 2
Base salary$146.29/day
Per diem$152/per day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits3 terms (12 years)
Bachelor'sNorfolk State University
Master'sEpiscopal Theological Seminary
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Army
Years of service29 yrs
ProfessionPastor/retired military
Office website
Campaign website
Patricia "Pat" Spearman is a Democratic member of the Nevada State Senate, representing District 1. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Spearman served on the following committees:

Nevada Committee Assignments, 2015
Commerce, Labor and Energy
Revenue and Economic Development


In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Spearman served on the following committees:



See also: Nevada State Senate elections, 2012

Spearman ran in the 2012 election for Nevada State Senate, District 1. Spearman defeated incumbent John Jay Lee in the June 12 primary election and defeated Gregory Hughes in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[1] [2][3][4]

Nevada State Senate, District 1, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPatricia Spearman 68.7% 29,026
     Independent American Gregory Hughes 31.3% 13,221
Total Votes 42,247
Nevada State Senate, District 1 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPatricia Spearman 63% 2,244
John Lee Incumbent 37% 1,318
Total Votes 3,562

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Spearman is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Spearman raised a total of $121,778 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 13, 2013.[5]

Patricia Spearman's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Nevada State Senate, District 1 Won $121,778
Grand Total Raised $121,778


Spearman won election to the Nevada State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Spearman raised a total of $121,778.


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In 2013, the 77th Nevada State Legislature was in session from February 4 through June 4.[6]

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Political offices
Preceded by
John Jay Lee (D)
Nevada State Senate District 1
2013- present
Succeeded by