Peter Goicoechea

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Peter Goicoechea
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Nevada State Senate District 19
Incumbent
In office
February 4, 2013 - present
Term ends
November 9, 2016
Years in position 12
PartyRepublican
Leadership
State House Minority Leader, Nevada State Assembly
2010-2012
Compensation
Base salary$146.29/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits3 terms (12 years)
Prior offices
Nevada State Assembly District 35
2003- 2012
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 8, 1949
ProfessionOwner, Goicoechea Ranches
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Peter Goicoechea (b. September 8, 1949) is a Republican member of the Nevada State Senate, representing District 19 since February 4, 2013. He is a former member of the Nevada Assembly, representing the 35th District from 2003 to 2012. He served as Minority Leader from 2010 to 2012, and he was a Minority Whip.

Goichoechea has owned Goicoechea Ranches since 1970. He and his wife, Glady, have two children: Julian Joseph and Jolene.

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Goicoechea counts water and water rights, veterans' services, and rejecting Dillon's Rule in favor of county government among his issues.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Nevada Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance
Government Affairs
Natural Resources

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2012 and Nevada State Senate elections, 2012

Goicoechea ran in the 2012 election for Nevada State Senate, District 19. Goicoechea ran unopposed in the June 12 primary election and won election in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4][5]

Nevada State Senate, District 19, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPete Goicoechea 57% 25,287
     Democratic Harley Kulkin 23.5% 10,427
     Independent American Janine Hansen 19.5% 8,675
Total Votes 44,389

2010

See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010 Goicoechea won election to the Nevada House of Representatives. He did not have any opposition in the June 8 primary and defeated John O'Connor in the general election.

Nevada House of Representatives, District 35 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Peter Goicoechea (R) 12,331
John O'Connor (D) 3,749

2008

On November 4, 2008, Goicoechea won re-election to the District 35 Seat in the Nevada Assembly, defeating Marie King.[6]

Goicoechea raised $66,675 for his campaign.[7]

Nevada State Assembly, District 35 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Peter Goicoechea (R) 13,077 71.78%
Marie King 5,142 28.22%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Goicoechea is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Goicoechea raised a total of $549,562 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 15, 2013.[8]

Peter Goicoechea's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Nevada State Senate, District 19 Won $152,940
2010 Nevada State Assembly, District 35 Won $151,830
2008 Nevada State Assembly, District 35 Won $66,675
2006 Nevada State Assembly, District 35 Won $69,250
2004 Nevada State Assembly, District 35 Won $71,650
2002 Nevada State Assembly, District 35 Won $37,217
Grand Total Raised $549,562

2012

Goicoechea won election to the Nevada State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Goicoechea raised a total of $152,940.
Nevada State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Peter Goicoechea's campaign in 2012
Senate Leadership Conference$10,000
Keystone Corp.$10,000
Las Vegas Sands$10,000
Las Vegas Chamber Of Commerce$5,500
Robinsion Nevada Mining Co.$5,000
Total Raised in 2012$152,940
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Goicoechea won re-election to the Nevada State Assembly in 2010. During that election cycle, Goicoechea raised a total of $151,830.

2008

Goicoechea won re-election to the Nevada State Assembly in 2008. During that election cycle, Goicoechea raised a total of $66,675.

2006

Goicoechea won re-election to the Nevada State Assembly in 2006. During that election cycle, Goicoechea raised a total of $69,250.

2004

Goicoechea won re-election to the Nevada State Assembly in 2004. During that election cycle, Goicoechea raised a total of $71,650.

2002

Goicoechea won election to the Nevada State Assembly in 2002. During that election cycle, Goicoechea raised a total of $37,217.

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

Goicoechea received a score of 52.88% in the 2011 report card, ranking 16th out of all 63 Nevada State Legislature members.[9]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Dean Rhoads (R)
Nevada State Senate District 19
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Nevada State Assembly District 35
2003–2012
Succeeded by
James W. Healey (D)