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===Capital===
 
===Capital===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
:*[[Kevin Ranft]] (D) {{approved}}
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:*[[Kevin Ranft]] {{approved}}
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
:*[[James Arnold Settlemeyer]] (R) '''12,067''' {{approved}}
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:*[[James Arnold Settlemeyer]]: '''12,067''' {{approved}}
:*[[Steve Yeater]] (R) 2,344
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:*Steve Yeater: 2,344
  
 
:{{purpledot}} <u>'''June 8 Independent American Party primary result:</u>
 
:{{purpledot}} <u>'''June 8 Independent American Party primary result:</u>
:*[[Cody Quirk]] ([[Independent American Party of Nevada]])
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:*[[Cody Quirk]] ([[Independent American Party of Nevada]]) {{approved}}
  
 
===Clark 2===
 
===Clark 2===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
:*[[Mo Denis]] (D) {{approved}}
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:*[[Mo Denis]] {{approved}}
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:*No Republicans filed to run for this seat.
 
:*No Republicans filed to run for this seat.
  
:'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Maggie Carlton]] is not running for re-election due to [[Term limits in the United States|Nevada term limits]].
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:'''Note:''' Incumbent Democrat [[Maggie Carlton]] is not running for re-election due to [[Term limits in the United States|Nevada term limits]].
  
 
===Clark 5(B)===
 
===Clark 5(B)===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
:*[[Joyce Woodhouse]] (D) {{approved}} Incumbent Woodhouse has represented Clark 5B since 2007.
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:*[[Joyce Woodhouse]] {{approved}} Incumbent Woodhouse has represented Clark 5B since 2007.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
:*[[Michael Roberson]] (R) '''11,308''' {{approved}}
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:*[[Michael Roberson]]: '''11,308''' {{approved}}
:*[[Nathan Schlumpf]] (R) 2,856
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:*Nathan Schlumpf: 2,856
  
 
:{{purpledot}} <u>'''American Independent:</u>
 
:{{purpledot}} <u>'''American Independent:</u>
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===Clark 7(B)===
 
===Clark 7(B)===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
:*[[Mark Manendo]] (D) '''4,403''' {{approved}}
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:*[[Mark Manendo]]: '''4,403''' {{approved}}
:*[[Kathy McClain]] (D) 3,269
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:*Kathy McClain: 3,269
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
:*[[Anthony Wright]] (R) '''2,974''' {{approved}}
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:*[[Anthony Wright]]: '''2,974''' {{approved}}
:*[[Trish Marsh]] (R) 2,270
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:*Trish Marsh: 2,270
  
 
:'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Terry Care]] is not running for re-election due to [[Term limits in the United States|Nevada term limits]].
 
:'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Terry Care]] is not running for re-election due to [[Term limits in the United States|Nevada term limits]].
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===Clark 8===
 
===Clark 8===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
:*[[Tammy Peterson]] (D) '''2,634''' {{approved}}
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:*[[Tammy Peterson]]: '''2,634''' {{approved}}
:*[[Mark Brandon]] (D) 1,668
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:*Mark Brandon: 1,668
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
:*[[Barbara Cegavske]] (R) Incumbent Cegavske has represented Clark 8 since 2002.
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:*[[Barbara Cegavske]] Incumbent Cegavske has represented Clark 8 since 2002. {{approved}}
  
 
:{{purpledot}} <u>'''American Independent:</u>
 
:{{purpledot}} <u>'''American Independent:</u>
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:*[[Benny Yerushalmi]] (D) '''4,005''' {{approved}}
 
:*[[Benny Yerushalmi]] (D) '''4,005''' {{approved}}
:*[[Sharona Dagani]] (D) 2,040
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:*Sharona Dagani: 2,040
:*[[Steven Saxe]] (D) 3,205
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:*Steven Saxe: 3,205
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
:*[[Elizabeth Halseth]] (R) '''9,197''' {{approved}}
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:*[[Elizabeth Halseth]]: '''9,197''' {{approved}}
:*[[Dennis Nolan]] (R) 6,973 Incumbent Nolan has represented Clark 9 since 2003.
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:*[[Dennis Nolan]]: 6,973 Incumbent Nolan has represented Clark 9 since 2003.
:*[[Michele Fiore]] (R) -Withdrew
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:*[[Michele Fiore]] - Withdrew
  
 
:{{purpledot}} <u>'''American Independent:</u>
 
:{{purpledot}} <u>'''American Independent:</u>
:*[[Tom Jones]] ([[Independent American Party of Nevada]])
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:*[[Tom Jones]] ([[Independent American Party of Nevada]]) {{approved}}
  
 
===Clark 10===
 
===Clark 10===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
:*[[Ruben Kihuen]] (D) {{approved}}
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:*[[Ruben Kihuen]] {{approved}}
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:*[[Henry Tyler]] (R) '''583''' {{approved}}
 
:*[[Henry Tyler]] (R) '''583''' {{approved}}
:*[[Dallas Augustine]] (R) 517
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:*Dallas Augustine: 517
:*[[Billy Soloe]] (R) 266
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:*Billy Soloe: 266
  
 
:{{purpledot}} <u>'''American Independent:</u>
 
:{{purpledot}} <u>'''American Independent:</u>
:*[[Glenn Brown]] ([[Independent American Party of Nevada]])
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:*[[Glenn Brown]] ([[Independent American Party of Nevada]]) {{approved}}
  
:'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Bob Coffin]] is not running for re-election due to [[Term limits in the United States|Nevada term limits]].
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:'''Note:''' Incumbent Democrat [[Bob Coffin]] is not running for re-election due to [[Term limits in the United States|Nevada term limits]].
  
 
===Clark 12===
 
===Clark 12===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
:*[[Aaron Ford]] (D) {{approved}}
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:*[[Aaron Ford]] {{approved}}
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:*[[Joe Hardy]] (R) '''8,043''' {{approved}}
 
:*[[Joe Hardy]] (R) '''8,043''' {{approved}}
:*[[Patrick McNaught]] (R) 5,839
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:*Patrick McNaught: 5,839
:*[[Steve Sanson]] (R) 865
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:*Steve Sanson: 865
  
 
:{{purpledot}} <u>'''American Independent:</u>
 
:{{purpledot}} <u>'''American Independent:</u>
:*[[Richard Wayne O'Dell]] ([[Independent American Party of Nevada]])
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:*[[Richard Wayne O'Dell]] ([[Independent American Party of Nevada]]) {{approved}}
  
:'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Stan Olsen]] (R) is not running for re-election.
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:'''Note:''' Incumbent Republican [[Stan Olsen]] is not running for re-election.
  
 
===Washoe 1===
 
===Washoe 1===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
:*[[Sheila Leslie]] (D) {{approved}}
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:*[[Sheila Leslie]] {{approved}}
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
  
:*[[Philip Salerno]] (R) '''1,588''' {{approved}}
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:*[[Philip Salerno]]: '''1,588''' {{approved}}
:*[[Tom Koziol]] (R) 1,021
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:*Tom Koziol: 1,021
  
 
:{{yellowdot}} <u>'''June 8 Libertarian primary result:</u>
 
:{{yellowdot}} <u>'''June 8 Libertarian primary result:</u>
:*[[Thomas Cornell]] ([[Libertarian Party|L]])
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:*[[Thomas Cornell]] ([[Libertarian Party|L]]) {{approved}}
  
:'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Bernice Mathews]] is not running for re-election due to [[Term limits in the United States|Nevada term limits]].
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:'''Note:''' Incumbent Democrat [[Bernice Mathews]] is not running for re-election due to [[Term limits in the United States|Nevada term limits]].
  
 
===Washoe 2===
 
===Washoe 2===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
:*[[Allison Edwards]] (D) '''4,139''' {{approved}}
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:*[[Allison Edwards]]: '''4,139''' {{approved}}
:*[[Gary Schmidt]] 2,773
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:*Gary Schmidt: 2,773
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
:*[[Don Gustavson]] (R) 7,482 {{approved}}
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:*[[Don Gustavson]]: 7,482 {{approved}}
:*[[Bob Larkin]] (R) 5,115
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:*Bob Larkin: 5,115
  
:'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Maurice Washington]] is not running for re-election due to [[Term limits in the United States|Nevada term limits]].
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:'''Note:''' Incumbent Republican [[Maurice Washington]] is not running for re-election due to [[Term limits in the United States|Nevada term limits]].
  
 
===Washoe 4===
 
===Washoe 4===
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:*[[Ben Kieckhefer]] (R) '''5,458''' {{approved}}
 
:*[[Ben Kieckhefer]] (R) '''5,458''' {{approved}}
:*[[Ty Cobb]] (R) 4,880
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:*Ty Cobb: 4,880
:*[[Todd Bailey]] (R) 1,599
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:*Todd Bailey: 1,599
:*[[Frank L. Wright]] (R) 1,087
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:*Frank L. Wright: 1,087
  
 
:{{purpledot}} <u>'''American Independent:</u>
 
:{{purpledot}} <u>'''American Independent:</u>
:*[[M. K. Yochum]] ([[Independent American Party of Nevada]])
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:*[[M. K. Yochum]] ([[Independent American Party of Nevada]]) {{approved}}
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

Revision as of 01:57, 6 September 2010

Nevada State Senate elections will be held in 11 of Nevada's 21 senate districts on November 2, 2010. The 11 districts where electoral contests take place in 2010 are: Capital, Clark 2, Clark 5(B), Clark 7(B), Clark 8, Clark 9, Clark 10, Clark 12, Washoe 1, Washoe 2, Washoe 4.

The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was March 12, 2010 and the primary election day is June 8, 2010.

Nevada's state senators are elected to a 4-year term that begins on the first day after the November election.[1]

The incumbent senator is running for re-election in 3 of the 11 state senate seats that are up for re-election in 2010. Of the remaining 8 districts, 5 incumbents are not eligible because of term limits. There are also 2 vacant districts -- Capital and Washoe 4 -- which were previously occupied by term-limited senators.

See also: Nevada State Senate and State legislative elections, 2010

Campaign contributions

This chart shows how many candidates ran for state senate in Nevada in past years and the cumulative amount of campaign contributions in state senate races, including contributions in both primary and general election contests. All figures come from Follow The Money.[2]

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 32 $4,595,155
2006 23 $4,617,882
2004 39 $4,452,213
2002 25 $2,878,156

"Pay to play" controversy

In August 2010, Senate Majority leader Steven Horsford sent an email to potential contributors to Democratic candidates in 2010, offering access to himself and Senate leadership in exchange for cash donations. State Republican Party Chairman Mark Amodei criticized the email that appeared to imply regular legislators would not be allowed meetings with legislators unless they "payed to play." According to the email:

“Organizations or individuals that contribute $25,000 or more will receive a private dinner with the Senate majority leader and chairs of all the standing committees,” the email solicitation says. “The dinner will permit up to 10 invited guests to accompany the Victory Leadership Circle Member.

As of the 2010 election, Democrats held a 12-9 advantage in the Senate. If they pick up two more seats in the November 2, 2010 election, they will have a veto-proof 14 seats.[3]

Qualifications

To be eligible to serve in the Nevada State Senate, a candidate must be:[4]

  • A U.S. citizen at the time of filing
  • 21 years old at the filing deadline time
  • A one-year resident of Nevada preceding the election
  • A resident for 30 days of the senate district from which elected at the filing deadline time
  • A qualified election. A qualified voter is someone who is:
* A U.S. citizen
* A resident of Nevada for at least 6 months prior to the next election, and 30 days in the district or county
* At least 18 years old by the next election

Filing fee

Any person intending to run for a seat in the Nevada Senate must file a declaration of candidacy with the county clerk's office of the county in which he or she resides or with the Office of Nevada Secretary of State.

Candidates must pay a filing fee. The fee is $100.

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates
Party As of December 2014
     Democratic Party 11
     Republican Party 9
     Vacancy 1
Total 21


List of candidates

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Impact of term limits
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Capital

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:
Constitution_Party#Independent_American_Party_of_Nevada June 8 Independent American Party primary result:

Clark 2

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.
Note: Incumbent Democrat Maggie Carlton is not running for re-election due to Nevada term limits.

Clark 5(B)

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
  • Joyce Woodhouse Approveda Incumbent Woodhouse has represented Clark 5B since 2007.
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:
Constitution_Party#Independent_American_Party_of_Nevada American Independent:

Clark 7(B)

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:
Note: Incumbent Terry Care is not running for re-election due to Nevada term limits.

Clark 8

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:
Constitution_Party#Independent_American_Party_of_Nevada American Independent:

Clark 9

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:
Constitution_Party#Independent_American_Party_of_Nevada American Independent:

Clark 10

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:
  • Henry Tyler (R) 583 Approveda
  • Dallas Augustine: 517
  • Billy Soloe: 266
Constitution_Party#Independent_American_Party_of_Nevada American Independent:
Note: Incumbent Democrat Bob Coffin is not running for re-election due to Nevada term limits.

Clark 12

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:
  • Joe Hardy (R) 8,043 Approveda
  • Patrick McNaught: 5,839
  • Steve Sanson: 865
Constitution_Party#Independent_American_Party_of_Nevada American Independent:
Note: Incumbent Republican Stan Olsen is not running for re-election.

Washoe 1

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:
Libertarian Party June 8 Libertarian primary result:
Note: Incumbent Democrat Bernice Mathews is not running for re-election due to Nevada term limits.

Washoe 2

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:
Note: Incumbent Republican Maurice Washington is not running for re-election due to Nevada term limits.

Washoe 4

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
  • No Democrats filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:
  • Ben Kieckhefer (R) 5,458 Approveda
  • Ty Cobb: 4,880
  • Todd Bailey: 1,599
  • Frank L. Wright: 1,087
Constitution_Party#Independent_American_Party_of_Nevada American Independent:

See also

External links

References

  1. Features of Nevada's 2010 elections. See p. 31
  2. Follow the Money, Nevada
  3. Nevada Senate Democrats offer access in exchange for PAC contributions
  4. Qualifications for running for Nevada Senate