Barbara Cegavske

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Barbara Cegavske
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Nevada State Senate, District 8
Incumbent
In office
2003 - Present
Term ends
November 2014
Years in position 11
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$146.29/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits3 terms (12 years)
Prior offices
Nevada State Assembly
1997 - 2001
Personal
Birthday08/27/1951
Place of birthFaribault, MN
ProfessionConsultant
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Barbara Cegavske (b. August 27, 1951) is a Republican member of the Nevada State Senate. She has represented District 8 (formerly Clark 8) since 2003, and previously served as Minority Whip from 2009 to 2010, and Assistant Minority Leader from 2011 to 2012.

Cegavske was a candidate for the U.S. House in the 4th District of Nevada.

Biography

Cegavske attended Mayo High School in Rochester, Minnesota. She then attended Clark County Community College in Las Vegas.

Cegavske was a Franchise Owner of 7-Eleven from 1984 to 1996. She then worked as Director of Development for WestCare Foundation from 2000 to 2003. Cegavske is currently a Consultant.

Cegavske served in the Nevada State Assembly from 1997 to 2001. She served as Assistant Minority Whip in 1997. She then joined the Nevada State Senate in 2002. She has served in that position since, representing the Clark 8 District. In 2005 and 2007 Cegavske served as Chair of Legislative Operations and Elections and currently serves as Senate Minority Whip. During the most recent 75th Legislative Session, Cegavske did not support the sales tax hike, increased vehicle registration fees, nor the payroll tax hike. She does support school choice, charter free schools, and class-size reduction. Cegavske believes and supports small businesses would benefit from reduction of burdensome regulations, enterprise zones, and the creation of renewable energy corridors would help create jobs in Nevada. [1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Nevada Committee Assignments, 2013
Education
Legislative Operations and Elections

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Cegavske served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Cegavske served on these committees:

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Barbara Cegavske endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [2]

Redistricting, 2011

Mike McGinness and Barbara Cegavske said they crafted a plan that respected the then-current numerical strength of various regional, ethnic, partisan, and individual community groups without infringing on the rights of other Nevadans to effectively participate in the electoral process. The Republican lawmakers' provide details on their website.

The U.S. Census Bureau outlined the ideal population as 675,138 for each of Nevada’s Congressional districts, 128,598 for state Senate Districts, and 64,299 for state Assembly districts. The Republican plans showed minimal disparity from these ideal populations.[3]

Elections

2012

Cegavske ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Nevada's 4th District. [4] Cegavske lost to in the Republican primary on June 12, 2012.[5][6]

Primary results

Nevada's 4th Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDanny Tarkanian 31.5% 7,605
Barbara Cegavske 27.7% 6,674
Kenneth Wegner 21% 5,069
Dan Schwartz 11.3% 2,728
Kiran Hill 2.8% 666
Diana Anderson 2.5% 607
Mike Delarosa 1.5% 370
Sid Zeller 1% 252
Robert X. Leeds 0.7% 165
Total Votes 24,136

2010

See also: Nevada State Senate elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Cegavske won election to the Clark 8 District Seat in the Nevada State Senate, defeating Tammy Peterson.[7]

Nevada State Senate, Clark 8 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Barbara Cegavske (R) 17,127
Tammy Peterson (D) 13,573

2006

On November 7, 2006, Cegavske won re-election to the Clark 8 Senatorial District Seat in the Nevada State Senate, defeating opponent Chandra Cook.[8]

Nevada State Senate, Clark 8 District (2006)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Barbara Cegavske (R) 14,884 54.51%
Chandra Cook 12,421 45.49%

2000

In November 2000, Cegavske won re-election to the Clark 5 District Seat in the Nevada Assembly, defeating Kristen Hansen.[9]

Nevada State Assembly, Clark 5 District (2000)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Barbara Cegavske (R) 6,457 54.63%
Kristen Hansen 5,362 45.37%

1998

In November 1998, Cegavske won re-election to the Clark 5 District Seat in the Nevada Assembly unopposed.[10]

Nevada State Assembly, Clark 5 District (1998)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Barbara Cegavske (R) 6,392 100.0%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Cegavske is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Cegavske raised a total of $1,801,786 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 14, 2013.[11]

Barbara Cegavske's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Nevada State Senate, District 8 Not up for election $22,675
2010 Nevada State Senate, District 8 Won $552,078
2008 Nevada State Senate, District 8 Not up for election $38,271
2006 Nevada State Senate, Clark 8 Won $569,729
2004 Nevada State Senate, Clark 8 Not up for election $57,116
2002 Nevada State Senate, Clark 8 Won $309,003
2000 Nevada State Assembly, Clark 5 Won $112,866
1998 Nevada State Assembly, District 5 Won $79,062
1996 Nevada State Assembly, District 5 Won $60,986
Grand Total Raised $1,801,786

2012

Cegavske was not up for election to the Nevada State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Cegavske raised a total of $22,675.
Nevada State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Barbara Cegavske's campaign in 2012
Summerlin Hospital Medical Center$2,000
CenturyLink$2,000
R & S Leasing LLC$2,000
Nevada Association Of Realtors$2,000
PHRMA$1,500
Total Raised in 2012$22,675
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Cegavske won re-election to the Nevada State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Cegavske raised a total of $552,078.

2008

Cegavske was not up for election to the Nevada State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Cegavske raised a total of $38,271.

2006

Cegavske won re-election to the Nevada State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Cegavske raised a total of $569,729.

2004

Cegavske was not up for election to the Nevada State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Cegavske raised a total of $57,116.

2002

Cegavske won election to the Nevada State Senate in 2002. During that election cycle, Cegavske raised a total of $309,003.

2000

Cegavske won re-election to the Nevada State Assembly in 2000. During that election cycle, Cegavske raised a total of $112,866.

1998

Cegavske won re-election to the Nevada State Assembly in 1998. During that election cycle, Cegavske raised a total of $79,062.

1996

Cegavske won election to the Nevada State Assembly in 1996. During that election cycle, Cegavske raised a total of $60,986.

Scorecards

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".[12]

2011

Cegavske received a score of 82.94% in the 2011 report card, ranking 7th out of all 63 Nevada State Legislature members.[12]

Personal

Cegavske and her husband, Tim, have two children.

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