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Samuel Koepnick
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Nevada, District 2
Bachelor'sUniversity of Nevada, Reno
ProfessionIT Professional
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Samuel Koepnick was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 2nd Congressional District of Nevada.

Koepnick was defeated by Republican incumbent Mark Amodei on November 6, 2012.[1]


Samuel Koepnick graduated from High School in Fernley, Nevada. He then studied anthropology and computer science at the University of Nevada in Reno. After graduation, he was accepted into a master's program at Texas A&M. After finishing work on his master's degree, he moved back to Nevada in 2009. He currently lives in Carson City.[2]



See also: Nevada's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012

Koepnick ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Nevada's 2nd District. He defeated Sam Dehne and Xiomara Rodriguez in the Democratic primary on June 12, 2012.[3] Koepnick faced incumbent Mark Amodei (R), Independent candidate Michael L. Haines and Independent American Party candidate Russell Best in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4]

General election

U.S. House, Nevada District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Samuel Koepnick 36.2% 102,019
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMark Amodei Incumbent 57.6% 162,213
     Independent Michael L. Haines 4% 11,166
     Independent American Party of Nevada Russel Best 2.1% 6,051
Total Votes 281,449
Source: Nevada Secretary of State "U.S. House of Representatives Results"

Primary results

Nevada's 2nd Congressional District Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSamuel Koepnick 40.5% 8,865
Xiomara Rodriguez 33.8% 7,404
Sam Dehne 25.6% 5,604
Total Votes 21,873

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