Scott Hammond

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Scott Hammond
Nevada State Senate District 18
In office
February 4, 2013 - present
Term ends
November 9, 2016
Years in position 4
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 13
2011 - 2012
Bachelor'sUniversity of Nevada, Las Vegas
Master'sUniversity of Nevada, Las Vegas
Office website
Campaign website
Scott Hammond is a Republican member of the Nevada State Senate, representing District 18 since February 4, 2013. Hammon is a former member of the Nevada State Assembly, representing the 13th district from 2011 to 2012.

Hammond earned his MA and BA in political science from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.


Campaign themes


The following excerpts come from Hammond's website:[1]

Job Creation: "...I will roll back spending, cut taxes and provide Nevada with a sound economical footing that will motivate job growth."
Education: "...My career has been dedicated to making sure our children receive the best education available. I believe that a good education is the cornerstone to a thriving community...."
Limited Government: "...We need to continue pushing for sound conservative polices that will improve the lives of Nevadans for many generations."

Committee assignments


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

Nevada Committee Assignments, 2013
Government Affairs


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


Presidential preference


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

Scott Hammond endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [2]



See also: Nevada State Senate elections, 2012

Hammond ran in the 2012 election for Nevada State Senate, District 18. Hammond defeated Richard McArthur and Conrad Vergara in the June 12 primary election and defeated Kelli Ross (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5][6]

Nevada State Senate, District 18, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngScott Hammond 51.4% 27,364
     Democratic Kelli Ross 48.6% 25,893
Total Votes 53,257
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 Hammond won election to the Nevada House of Representatives. Hammond defeated Joshua Gust, Nathan Taylor, Alan LeFebvre, and Clayton Hurst in the June 8 primary election. He bested Louis Desalvio (D) and Leonard Foster (Independent American) in the general election.

Nevada House of Representatives, District 13 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Scott Hammond (R) 32,372
Louis Desalvio (D) 27,279
Leonard Foster (I) 2,545


Hammond and his wife, Tonya, have three children.

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hammond is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Hammond raised a total of $411,930 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 15, 2013.[7]

Scott Hammond's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Nevada State Senate, District 18 Won $301,290
2010 Nevada State Assembly, District 13 Won $110,640
Grand Total Raised $411,930


Hammond won election to the Nevada State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Hammond raised a total of $301,290.


Hammond won election to the Nevada State Assembly in 2010. During that election cycle, Hammond raised a total of $110,640.


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]


Hammond received a score of 51.31 percent in the 2011 report card, ranking 22nd out of all 63 Nevada State Legislature members.[8]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Nevada State Senate District 18
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Chad Christensen (R)
Nevada State Assembly District 13
Succeeded by
Paul Anderson (R)