Pat Hickey

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Pat Hickey
Nevada State Assembly, District 25
In office
February 7, 2011 - present
Years in position 4
Minority Leader, Nevada State Assembly
2013 - present
Base salary$146.29/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits6 terms (12 years)
Bachelor'sRegents College (1994)
Date of birth1950
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Pat Hickey (b. 1950) is a Republican member of the Nevada State Assembly, representing District 25. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. He began serving as the Minority Leader in the 2013 legislative session.


Hickey earned his B.S. from Regents College in 1994. His professional experience includes working as a radio journalist, political correspondent and columnist, and owner of Yellow Ribbon Party.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Hickey served on the following committees:


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Hickey served on the following committees:


Presidential preference


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

Pat Hickey endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [1]



See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2012

Hickey ran in the 2012 election for Nevada State Assembly, District 25. Hickey ran unopposed in the June 12 primary election and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4][5]


See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010 Hickey won election to the Nevada House of Representatives. He defeated Orrin Johnson, Bernie Carter, Dan Meyer, and Jason Dias in the June 8 primary election. Hickey bested Robert Townsend (D) in the general election.

Nevada House of Representatives, District 25 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Pat Hickey (R) 17,949
Robert Townsend (D) 9,795

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hickey is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Hickey raised a total of $399,212 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 25, 2013.[6]

Pat Hickey's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Nevada State Assembly, District 25 Won $249,596
2010 Nevada State Assembly, District 25 Won $83,616
1996 Nevada State Assembly, District 27 Won $66,000
Grand Total Raised $399,212


Hickey won re-election to the Nevada State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Hickey raised a total of $249,596.


Hickey won election to the Nevada State Assembly in 2010. During that election cycle, Hickey raised a total of $83,616.


Hickey won election to the Nevada State Assembly in 1996. During that election cycle, Hickey raised a total of $66,000.


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]


Hickey received a score of 52.36 percent in the 2011 report card, ranking 19th out of all 63 Nevada State Legislature members.[7]


Voting comments

On September 24, 2013, Hickey appeared on Reno radio station KKOH, saying that 2014 would be "a great year for Republicans" because "a lot of minorities, a lot of younger people will not turn out in a nonpresidential year." Democrats criticized Hickey's remarks as an open admission of intent to suppress turnout, and high-profile Republicans also issued statements condemning Hickey's remarks. Before issuing a formal apology in which he said he "did misspeak, plain and simple," Hickey stated that he was noting historical patterns rather than implying that discouraging the two voter groups from participating was "the only way our party can win an election."[8][9]

Democrats connected Hickey's remarks to an earlier statement made during the 2013 session, in which he suggested that in lieu of not being able to register to vote on election day, Nevada voters should pay a fine past the state registration deadline. The U.S. Supreme Court struck down state poll taxes as unconstitutional in 1966.[8]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Heidi S. Gansert (R)
Nevada State Assembly District 25
2011- present
Succeeded by