Dean Rhoads

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Dean Rhoads
Dean A. Rhoads.jpg
Nevada State Senate, Northern District
Former member
In office
1985 - 2012
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$137.90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2008
First elected1984
Term limits3 terms (12 years)
Prior offices
Nevada State Assembly
1977 - 1981
Education
Bachelor'sCalifornia State Polytechnic College
Personal
Birthday10/05/1935
Place of birthTonasket, WA
ProfessionRancher
CandidateVerification
Dean Rhoads (b. October 5, 1935) is a former Republican member of the Nevada State Senate, representing the Northern Nevada District from 1985 to 2012.

Rhoads served in the Nevada State Assembly from 1977 to 1981. He was also on the Legislative Commission from 1993 to 1994. From 2003 to 2007 he was Senate Majority Whip.

Rhoads earned his BS in Agriculture Business Management from California State Polytechnic College.

Rhoads has served in the National Guard. He is currently a rancher.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

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

Dean Rhoads endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [1]

Elections

2012

In 2012, Rhoads was one of four senators and one representative to be the first senators and representatives term limited by Nevada's 1996 amendment. The 1996 amendment did not go into affect until canvassed by the Supreme Court on November 27, 1996, so legislators elected that year -- and sworn in on November 5, 1996 -- were not affected by the bill until their re-election in 2000.[2]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Rhoads won re-election to the Northern Senatorial District Seat in the Nevada State Senate, defeating opponent Janine Hansen.[3]

Nevada State Senate, Northern District (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Dean Rhoads (R) 20,623 65.25%
Janine Hansen 10,982 34.75%

2004

On November 2, 2004, Rhoads won re-election to the Northern Senatorial District Seat in the Nevada State Senate, defeating Thomas Jefferson.[4]

Nevada State Senate, Northern District (2004)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Dean Rhoads (R) 23,947 79.08%
Thomas Jefferson 6,263 20.68%

2000

In November 2000, Rhoads won re-election to the Northern Senatorial District Seat in the Nevada State Senate, defeating William Oswald.[5]

Nevada State Senate, Northern District (2000)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Dean Rhoads (R) 19,244 83.47%
William Oswald 3,385 14.68%

Campaign donors

2008

In 2008, Rhoads collected $163,850 in donations.[6]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
MGM Mirage $7,500
Boyd Gaming $7,500
Associated General Contractors $6,500
Raggio Senate Campaign $5,000
Nevada Association of Realtors $5,000

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

Rhoads received a score of 46.92% in the 2011 report card, ranking 24th out of all 63 Nevada State Legislature members.[7]

Personal

Rhoads and his wife, Sharon, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Nevada State Senate, Northern District
1985–2013
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