David Parks

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David Parks
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Nevada State Senate District 7
Incumbent
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
November 9, 2016
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
President Pro Tempore, Nevada State Senate
2013 - present
Compensation
Base salary$146.29/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits3 terms (12 years)
Prior offices
Nevada State Assembly
1997 - 2007
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of New Hampshire, 1967
Master'sUniversity of Nevada, Las Vegas, 1974
Personal
Birthday12/22/1943
Place of birthBoston, MA
ProfessionConsultant
ReligionUnitarian
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
David Parks (b. December 23, 1943) is a Democratic member of the Nevada State Senate, representing District 7 since 2009. As of the 2013 session, Parks serves as State Senate President Pro Tempore.

Parks was on the Paradise Town Advisory Board from 1991 to 1996. He was Chair of this board from 1992 to 1996. He was also on the Community District 89109 Leadership Council from 1993 to 1996. He served in the Nevada State Assembly from 1997 to 2007 as Assistant Majority Floor Leader. In 1999 he was Democratic Assistant Majority Whip. He then joined the Nevada State Senate in 2008. He has served in that position since, representing the Clark 7 District.

Parks earned his BS from the University of New Hampshire in 1967. He went on to receive his MBA from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, in 1974.

Parks served in the United States Air Force from 1967 to 1971. He was then a Budget Officer for the City of Las Vegas from 1974 to 1979. He was Director for the Office of Budget and Management for the City of Las Vegas from 1979 to 1984. He also worked for Local Government Experience from 1971 to 1998. From 1984 to 1990 he was Senior Management Analyst for Clark County. He is currently a Consultant.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Nevada Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance
Government Affairs, Chair
Revenue and Economic Development, Vice Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Parks served on this committees:

Elections

2012

See also: Nevada State Senate elections, 2012

Parks ran in the 2012 election for Nevada State Senate, District 7. Parks ran unopposed in the June 12 primary election and defeated Trish Marsh (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2][3][4]

Nevada State Senate, District 7, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Parks Incumbent 64.2% 25,567
     Republican Trish Marsh 35.8% 14,285
Total Votes 39,852

2008

On November 4, 2008, Parks won election to the Clark 7 Senatorial District Seat in the Nevada State Senate, defeating Nicole Madsen.[5]

Nevada State Senate, Clark 7 District (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png David Parks (D) 38,200 68.06%
Nicole Madsen 17,926 31.94%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Parks is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Parks raised a total of $805,252 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 13, 2013.[6]

David Parks's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Nevada State Senate, District 7 Won $80,003
2008 Nevada State Senate, Clark 7 District Won $182,173
2006 Nevada State Assembly, District 41 Won $128,628
2004 Nevada State Assembly, District 41 Won $137,529
2002 Nevada State Assembly, District 41 Won $65,771
2000 Nevada State Assembly, District 41 Won $96,397
1998 Nevada State Assembly, District 41 Won $55,688
1996 Nevada State Assembly, District 41 Won $59,063
Grand Total Raised $805,252

2012

Parks won re-election to the Nevada State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Parks raised a total of $80,003.

2008

Parks won election to the Nevada State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Parks raised a total of $80,003.

2006

Parks won re-election to the Nevada State Assembly in 2006. During that election cycle, Parks raised a total of $128,628.

2004

Parks won re-election to the Nevada State Assembly in 2004. During that election cycle, Parks raised a total of $137,529.

2002

Parks won re-election to the Nevada State Assembly in 2002. During that election cycle, Parks raised a total of $65,771.

2000

Parks won re-election to the Nevada State Assembly in 2000. During that election cycle, Parks raised a total of $96,397.

1998

Parks won re-election to the Nevada State Assembly in 1998. During that election cycle, Parks raised a total of $55,688.

1996

Parks won election to the Nevada State Assembly in 1996. During that election cycle, Parks raised a total of $59,063.

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".[7]

2011

Parks received a score of 33.18% in the 2011 report card, ranking 35th out of all 63 Nevada State Legislature members.[7]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Nevada State Senate, Clark 7 District
2009–present
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