|Nevada State Assembly District 16|
|2001 - 2012|
|Speaker, Nevada State Assembly|
|2011 - 2012|
|Majority Floor Leader, Nevada State Assembly|
|2007 – 2009|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 7, 2000|
|Term limits||6 terms (12 years)|
|Associate's||Western Nevada Community College, Truckee Meadows Community College|
|Bachelor's||Cogswell Polytechnical College (1995)|
|Master's||University of Nevada, Las Vegas (1998)|
|J.D.||University of Nevada, Las Vegas (2003)|
|Birthday||June 2, 1968|
|Place of birth||Reno, Nevada|
|Profession||Hazardous Materials Technician/Certified Instructor|
- 1 Elections
- 2 Issues
- 3 Committee assignments
- 4 Campaign donors
- 5 Scorecards
- 6 Personal
- 7 External links
- 8 References
Oceguera received his Bachelor of Science degree in Fire Administration from Cogswell Polytechnical College in 1995; and his master's in public administration and law degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, in, respectively, 1998 and 2003. He is a hazardous materials technician and certified instructor; an assistant chief, captain/paramedic for the North Las Vegas Fire Department since 1991; and was a firefighter for the Naval Air Station Fire Department from 1989 to 1991.
2008 Nevada Assembly Election
Oceguera raised $647,083 for his campaign.
|Nevada State Assembly, District 16 (2008)|
|John Oceguera (D)||11,317||66.24%|
2010 Nevada House of Representatives Election
- See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2010
On November 2, 2010 Oceguera won election to the Nevada House of Representatives. He did not have any opposition in the June 8 primary. Oceguera defeated Robert Irwin (R) and Kristie Turley (L) in the general election.
|Nevada House of Representatives, District 16 General election (2010)|
|John Oceguera (D)||7,033|
|Robert Irwin (R)||5,079|
|Kristie Turley (L)||587|
2012 US Congressional Election
Oceguera ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Nevada's 3rd District. He defeated James F. Haning II, Barry Michaels, Stephen H. Frye, Jesse Holder, and Gerald Sakura in the June 12, 2012 Democratic primary.
|U.S. House, Nevada District 3 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Joe Heck Incumbent||50.4%||137,244|
|Independent American Party of Nevada||Tom Jones||2.1%||5,600|
|Source: Nevada Secretary of State "U.S. House of Representatives Results"|
|Nevada's 3rd Congressional District Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Stephen H. Frye||16.8%||2,659|
|James F. Haning II||4.7%||736|
In 2012, Oceguera was one of four senators and one representative to be the first legislators 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 the bill only began to affect elected legislators in the 1998 election cycle.
Oceguera put forth a four step plan with respect to the economy which he called "Back to Work, Back on Track." His plan includes:
- Keeping Jobs in America - Stopping tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas and encouraging businesses to keep jobs at home
- Supporting American Small Business - Creating an environment that makes it easier for entrepreneurs to start small businesses
- Rebuilding America's Infrastructure - Investing in infrastructure to spur economic growth and strengthen national security
- Developing an Educated Workforce - Advancing schooling from Early childhood learning to higher education
Oceguera opposed the privatization of Social Security.
Oceguera indicated that the United States must stand with Israel in preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.  He would accomplish this through diplomacy, sanctions, and the threat of military force.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Oceguera served on these committees:
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Oceguera served on these committees:
|U.S. House of Representatives, Nevada's 3rd Congressional District, 2012 - John Oceguera Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Winner||$2,423,277|
|Total Spent by Election Winner||$2,346,654|
|Top contributors to John Oceguera's campaign committee|
|Nevada Legal News||$15,000|
|Titus for Congress||$12,450|
|Air Line Pilots Assn||$10,000|
|Amalgamated Transit Union||$10,000|
|American Assn for Justice||$10,000|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Public Sector Unions||$79,000|
|Building Trade Unions||$63,500|
In 2010, a year in which Oceguera was up for re-election, he collected $876,598 in donations.
Listed below are the four largest contributors to Oceguera's 2010 campaign.
|Lewis & Roca||$10,020|
|Pursiano Barry Lavelle Llp||$10,000|
Listed below are the five largest contributors to John Oceguera's 2008 campaign.
|Wynn Las Vegas||$18,376|
|Associated General Contractors of Las Vegas||$10,000|
|Nevada Association of Realtors||$10,000|
|Nevada State Education Association||$10,000|
Nevada Policy Research Institute
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".
Oceguera is married to his wife, Janie. They live in Las Vegas with their two children.
- Official Campaign Site
- Nevada Assembly - Rep. John Oceguera
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 1998
- Politico "2012 Election Map, Nevada"
- Nevada Secretary of State - 2008 General Election Results
- 2008 Follow the Money's report on John's 2008 campaign contributions
- Las Vegas Review-Journal "Oceguera slams Heck for voting against 2-month payroll tax cut extension" Accessed February 4, 2012
- Las Vegas Review Journal Term limits cases argued, Jul. 2, 2008
- "Back to Work, Back on track" John Oceguera Campaign Website
- http://www.lvrj.com/news/cold-shoulders-clash-in-heck-oceguera-congressional-debate-173815461.html Cold Shoulders Clash in Heck, Oceguera Congressional Debate] Las Vegas Review Journal
- Open Secrets "John Oceguera 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 21, 2013
- 2010 campaign contributions
- Nevada Policy Research Institute, "The 2011 Nevada Legislative Session Review & Report Card," accessed May 5, 2014
- Official Campaign Site "John's Story" Accessed February 4, 2012
|Nevada State Assembly District 16
| Succeeded by|
Heidi Swank (D)