Mike McGinness

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Mike McGinness
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Nevada State Senate, Central Nevada District
Former member
In office
1993 - 2012
Term ends
2013
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$137.90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2008
First elected1992
Term limits3 terms (12 years)
Personal
ProfessionRadio Station Manager
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Mike McGinness (b. April 12, 1947) is a former Republican member of the Nevada State Senate, representing the Central Nevada District from 1992 to 2012, departing after serving as Minority Floor Leader.

McGinness earned his BA from the University of Nevada, Reno.

McGinness was in the Nevada Air National Guard from 1969 to 1975. He is currently the manager of radio station KVLV.

McGinness was Chair of the Churchill County School Board from 1984 to 1988. He served in the Nevada State Assembly from 1988 to 1991. He has also served as a member of the Churchill County Republican Central Committee. In 2008, the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund gave Senator McGinness an A; this grade was given based on his lifetime voting records on gun issues and a questionnaire sent to candidates.[1]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

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

Mike McGinness endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [2]

Redistricting, 2011

McGinness and Barbara Cegavske said they crafted a plan that respected the then-current numerical strength of various regional, ethnic, partisan, and individual community groups without infringing on the rights of other Nevadans to effectively participate in the electoral process. The Republican lawmakers' provided details on their website.

The U.S. Census Bureau outlined the ideal population to be 675,138 for each of Nevada’s Congressional districts, 128,598 for state Senate Districts, and 64,299 for state Assembly districts. The Republican plans showed minimal disparity from these ideal populations.[3]

Elections

2012

In 2012, Schneider 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.[4]

2008

On November 4, 2008, McGinness won re-election to the Central Senatorial District Seat in the Nevada State Senate unopposed.[5]

Nevada State Senate, Central District (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Mike McGinness (R) 35,275 100.0%


2004

On November 2, 2004, McGinness won re-election to the Central Senatorial District Seat in the Nevada State Senate, defeating opponents Ken Grennwell and Freddie Warman.[6]

Nevada State Senate, Central District (2004)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Mike McGinness (R) 28,350 70.39%
Freddie Warman 9,345 23.20%
Ken Greenwell 2,105 5.23%

2000

In November 2000, McGinness won re-election to the Central Senatorial District Seat in the Nevada State Senate, defeating Ed Beaman.[7]

Nevada State Senate, Central District (2000)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Mike McGinness (R) 19,806 70.39%
Ed Beaman 9,062 31.12%

Campaign donors

2008

In 2008, McGinness collected $143,025 in donations.[8]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Boyd Gaming $7,500
Associated General Contractors $6,500
MGM Mirage $5,000
Cantor Gaming $5,000
South Point Hotel and Casino $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".[9]

2011

McGinness received a score of 52.61% in the 2011 report card, ranking 18th out of all 63 Nevada State Legislature members.[9]

Personal

McGinness and his wife, Dee, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Nevada State Senate, Central District
1993–2012
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