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Jacob Hafter
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Former candidate for Nevada Attorney General
Defeated in 2010
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Jacob Hafter (born in Las Vegas, Nevada) is a Republican candidate who ran for Nevada Attorney General in the 2010 election. On February 9, 2010, he announced his candidacy for the statewide office of Nevada Attorney General challenging Democratic incumbent Catherine Cortez Masto. [1]


  • Graduated from Bonanza High School
  • Bachelor's degree, George Washington University School of Medicine in emergency medical services management
  • Juris Doctorate degree, Case Western Reserve University School of Law (2001)
  • Masters of Science degree, Cleveland State University (2001) in health science

Professional experience

Prior to establishing his own Las Vegas-based private practice law firm, Jacob Hafter & Associates, he served dual roles as both the in-house counsel as well as the corporate director of administration for Monarch Casino & Resort, Inc. His responsibilities included overseeing all development activities, in addition to corporate governance, SEC matters, and other administrative concerns.

Hafter, representing his client Tracy Hurst, successfully challenged the Nevada Board of Medical Examiners who were found on September 18, 2009, of acting in violation of the state's Open Meeting Law. Board members had met to consider passing regulations that would have permitted medical assistants to give flu shots and other vaccines while at the same time prohibiting them from administering injections of cosmetic drugs such as Botox. A number of doctors in attendance have other engagements that same day. Rather then risk losing their quorum, the board simply voted unanimously to pass the regulations wholesale. Several medical spa treatment center who use medical assistants to conduct certain cosmetic work argued this cost them business and they were never given a chance to have their say heard. [2]

He is also admitted to practice law in Nevada, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.


Party affiliation

Hafter admitted that he had only just joined the Republican Party on December 14, 2009, the day he registered in Clark County to launch his campaign for Nevada Attorney General. Prior to this, he had registered as a Democrat in 2005 when he resided in Washoe County.

Travis Barrick, his opponent in the June 8th state Republican primary, has refused to make the matter an issue in the campaign, though he has noted that he himself has been a registered Republican since 1955. He welcomed Hafter warmly into the Republican Party, stating, ""I hope he sticks around. He has said he has evolved to being a Republican. I hope if he is elected that he won't evolve back to be a Democrat." [3]

Other roles

  • Former board member, Northern Nevada Disciplinary Board for the State Bar
  • Board member, Southern Nevada Disciplinary Board for the State Bar
  • Member, International Association of Gaming Attorneys
  • Adjunct instructor, University of Nevada-Reno



Jacob Hafter for Attorney General Campaign logo
See also: Nevada Attorney General election, 2010
2010 Race for Attorney General - Republican Primary [4]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Republican Party Approveda Travis Barrick 44.4%
     Republican Party Jacob Hafter 34.2%
     None of these candidates 21.4%
Total Votes 157,121


Hafter currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada with his wife, Jaclyn Rene, and their four children - Gabriel, Judah, Aviva, and Sofia.

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The Internet Archive's Wayback Machine was used to recall this version of the website from February 11, 2010.