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Sue Lowden
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Lieutenant Governor
Former Candidate
Prior offices
State Senator
Date of birthFebruary 08, 1952
Place of birthNew Jersey
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Sue Lowden was a Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor in the 2014 elections.

Lowden was a chairwoman of the Nevada Republican Party and a member of the Nevada State Senate from 1992 to 1997. Lowden has also been a television news anchor and a kindergarten teacher.[1]

Lowden served as the Senate Majority Whip and the Chairman of the Senate Taxation Committee.[2]



See also: Nevada Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014

Lowden ran for election to the office of Lieutenant Governor. She officially announced her campaign on October 2, 2013. “I am uniquely qualified for this particular job,” she said in an interview in Sante Fe. “If I didn’t feel a sense of public service about this job, about my being competent to move this state forward, then I wouldn’t be doing it. But I think this is a critical juncture in this state.”[3] Republican Governor of Nevada Brian Sandoval had already endorsed Senator Mark Hutchison in the race. Lowden admitted that he offered to endorse her for a different office, but she felt she would do best as lieutenant governor.[3] Lowden lost the Republican nomination in the primary on June 10, 2014. The general election took place November 4, 2014.


Lieutenant Governor of Nevada, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMark Hutchison 53.8% 62,939
Sue Lowden 36.1% 42,290
Chris Dyer 5.8% 6,824
None of these candidates 4.3% 5,011
Total Votes 117,064
Election Results via Nevada Secretary of State.


See also: U.S. Senate Race, Nevada, 2010

Lowden ran in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate in 2010. The winner would challenge Majority Leader Harry Reid. Although Lowden entered the race as a favorite, Sharron Angle ultimately won the primary race. Harry Reid went on to win the re-election to the position.[4]



After Lowden's Senate race in 2010, her consulting firm, Vitale & Associates, claimed she and her campaign, Sue Lowden for U.S. Senate, still owed $532,000 from the race. The firm still claims that Lowden herself promised to pay vendors out of her pocket and should be held liable for $77,000. Lowden's attorney, Abran Vigil, stated they will “will vigorously defend against Vitale’s claims.” Earlier this year, an appeals court in Ohio upheld a lower court verdict that said Lowden wasn’t personally responsible for about $200,000 owed to consultant Rex Elsass.[4]

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Lwden resides in Las Vegas with Paul Lowden, her husband of 26 years. Paul is a businessman. Together they have 4 children,Christopher, Jennifer, Paul IV and William (1986-2004), and one grandchild, Vanessa.[2]

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