Valerie Wiener

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Valerie Wiener
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Nevada State Senate, Clark 3
Former member
In office
1997 - 2012
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$137.90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2008
First elected1996
Term limits3 terms (12 years)
Education
Bachelor'sColumbia, 1971
Master'sUniversity of Missouri, Columbia, 1972; University of Illinois, Springfield, 1974
Personal
Birthday10/30/1948
Place of birthLas Vegas, NV
ProfessionBusiness Owner/Author
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Valerie Wiener (b. October 30, 1948) is a former Democratic member of the Nevada State Senate, representing the Clark 3 District from 1996 to 2012. She ended her stint in the Senate as Majority Whip, and was Minority Whip from 2001 to 2007.

Wiener earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Missouri, Columbia, in 1971. She went on to receive her M.A. in Journalism from the University of Missouri, Columbia, in 1972. She then earned her M.A. in Contemporary Literature from the University of Illinois, Springfield, in 1974. She also attended the McGeorge School of Law of the University of the Pacific from 1976 to 1979.

Wiener was Owner/Vice President of Broadcast Associates from 1972 to 1986. She was also Press Secretary for the United States Senate/House from 1983 to 1988. In 1991 she was an Author for the National Federation of Press Women. She has been Owner/President/CEO of Wiener Communications Group since 1988 and Power Mark Publishing since 1998. She is also currently a Speaker, Positioning Strategist, Consultant, and Author.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

In 2012, Wiener was one of four senators and one representative to be the first senators and representatives term limited by Nevada's 1996 amendment. The 1996 amendment did not go into affect until canvassed by the Supreme Court on November 27, 1996, so legislators elected that year -- and sworn in on November 5, 1996 -- were not affected by the bill until their re-election in 2000.[1]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Wiener won re-election to the Clark 3 Senatorial District Seat in the Nevada State Senate, defeating Anthony Wernicke.[2]

Nevada State Senate, Clark 3 District (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Valerie Wiener (D) 14,905 64.48%
Anthony Wernicke 8,209 35.52%


2004

On November 2, 2004, Weiner won re-election to the Clark 3 Senatorial District Seat in the Nevada State Senate, defeating Leo Davenport.[3]

Nevada State Senate, Clark 3 District (2004)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Valerie Wiener (D) 15,747 61.01%
Leo Davenport 9,974 38.64%

2000

In November 2000, Wiener won re-election to the Clark 3 Senatorial District Seat in the Nevada State Senate, defeating opponents Alice Lillie and Lou Toomin.[4]

Nevada State Senate, Clark 3 District (2000)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Valerie Wiener (D) 12,323 62.34%
Lou Toomin 6,158 31.15%
Alice Lillie 1,285 6.50%

Campaign donors

2008

In 2008, Wiener collected $148,732 in donations.[5]

Her five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Boyd Gaming $7,500
MGM Mirage $5,233
Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 525 $5,000
Clark County Education Association $5,000
South Point Hotel and Casino $5,000

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".[6]

2011

Wiener received a score of 32.23% in the 2011 report card, ranking 48th out of all 63 Nevada State Legislature members.[6]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Nevada State Senate, Clark 3 District
1997–2012
Succeeded by
Tick Segerblom (D)