Benny Yerushalmi

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Benny Yerushalmi
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Candidate for
Nevada State Senate, District 6
High schoolClark High School, 1991
Bachelor'sUCLA, 1995
Master'sUCLA, 2003
J.D.Stanford Law School, 1998
Place of birthLas Vegas, Nevada
ProfessionSmall business owner
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Benjamin Erez "Benny" Yerushalmi was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 6 of the Nevada State Senate. Yerushalmi previously ran for election to the Clark 9 District of the Nevada State Senate in 2010.


Campaign themes

Yerushalmi's website highlights the following campaign themes:

  • Economy
Excerpt: "Nevada can be a leader in renewable energy jobs, high-technology jobs, manufacturing jobs, and pharmaceutical jobs. These industries can provide badly needed jobs for our community and will make our state less susceptible to dramatic fluctuations in the discretionary tourism/gaming market. In short, Nevada needs to start making things that other people need."
  • Education
Excerpt: "Nevada must be committed to improving the education our children receive. That commitment begins with making the proper funding of schools a top priority. Without a doubt, the single most important factor in a child’s public education was a quality of the teacher in the classroom."
  • Spending
Excerpt: "I am often asked by neighbors here in District 9 what I believe was a best approach to dealing with this critical issue. In my opinion, the proper course of action will be for the Legislature to take a balanced approach that combines (1) protecting critical programs and services that have the most widespread or the most long-term impact on the state, with (2) improving government efficiency by cutting less important expenses and wasteful spending. This responsible and balanced approach was a same approach I would apply in running our family business."
  • Small Businesses
Excerpt: "As a small business owner, I will bring a unique perspective to the Nevada Legislature. I understand the difficulties Nevada’s small businesses face every day because our local, family-owned business experiences the same issues."



See also: Nevada State Senate elections, 2012

Yerushalmi ran in the 2012 election for Nevada State Senate, District 6. Yerushalmi defeated Thomas Welsh in the June 12 primary election and was defeated by Mark Hutchison in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2][3][4]

Nevada State Senate, District 6, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMark Hutchison 50.8% 27,499
     Democratic Benny Yerushalmi 49.2% 26,598
Total Votes 54,097
Nevada State Senate, District 6 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBenny Yerushalmi 55.5% 2,510
Thomas Welsh 44.5% 2,009
Total Votes 4,519


See also: Nevada State Senate elections, 2010

Yerushalmi defeated Sharona Dagani and Steven Saxe in the June 8 primary. He was defeated in the November 2, 2010 general election.[5]

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