Richard McArthur

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Richard McArthur
Nevada State Assembly District 4
Former member
In office
2008 - 2012
Base salary$146.29/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Term limits6 terms (12 years)
Bachelor'sUniversity of California, Davis
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Air Force
Years of service1966 – 1972
Date of birth1943
Place of birthLake Forest, Illinois
Office website
Richard McArthur (b. 1943) is a former Republican member of the Nevada Assembly, representing the 4th District from 2008 to 2012.

McArthur earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of California, Davis. He served as a Captain in the United States Air Force in Vietnam from 1966 to 1972. He is a retired special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigations. He and his wife, Trish, have two children.

Committee assignments


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


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



See also: Nevada State Senate elections, 2012

McArthur ran in the 2012 election for Nevada State Senate, District 18. McArthur was defeated by Scott Hammond in the June 12 primary election.[1][2][3][4]

Nevada State Senate, District 18 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngScott Hammond 55.9% 2,752
Richard McArthur 41.2% 2,027
Conrad Vergara 2.9% 144
Total Votes 4,923


See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010 McArthur won election to the Nevada House of Representatives. He did not have any opposition in the June 8 primary. McArthur defeated Gary Fisher (D) and Mark Andrews (Independent American) in the general election.

Nevada House of Representatives, District 4 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Richard McArthur (R) 12,156
Gary Fisher (D) 9,536
Mark Andrews (I) 1,352


On November 4, 2008, McArthur won election to the District 4 Seat in the Nevada Assembly, defeating opponents Craig Ballew, Wayne Rudolph, and Brad Lee Barnhill.[5]

McArthur raised $61,510 for his campaign.[6]

Nevada State Assembly, District 4 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Richard McArthur (R) 13,740 49.30%
Craig Ballew 12,719 45.63%
Wayne Rudolph 792 2.84%
Brad Lee Barnhill 621 2.23%

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which McArthur was up for re-election, he collected $49,559 in donations.[7]

Listed below are the four largest contributors to McArthur's 2010 campaign.

Donor Amount
Mcarthur, Richard $4,000
Nevada Associated Services $3,000
Keystone Corp $2,909
Sands $2,500


Listed below are the five largest contributors to Richard McArthur's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Richard McArtur $9,391
Keystone Corp. $5,000
Ran Services $5,000
Rural Republican PAC $2,874
Assembly Republican Caucus $2,550


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".[8]


McArthur received a score of 81.15 percent in the 2011 report card, ranking 9th out of all 63 Nevada State Legislature members.[8]

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Preceded by
Nevada State Assembly District 4
Succeeded by
Michele Fiore (R)