|Member of the Nevada Senate
from the 17th district
|Preceded by||Mark Amodei|
|Member of the Nevada Assembly
from the 39 district
|Preceded by||Lynn Hettrick|
|Succeeded by||Kite Kelly|
March 6, 1971 |
Carson City, Nevada
|Alma mater||California Polytechnic State University|
James Settelmeyer is a Republican politician of the Nevada Senate in the United States of America. He represents Churchill, Douglas, Lyon County, and Storey County in Senate District 17. Settelmeyer was born in Carson City, and now lives and works on his family ranch in Carson Valley. Senator Settelmeyer is a third generation Nevada Rancher born in the United States. His great-grandfather migrated to Gardnerville, NV in 1880 from West Falla, West Germany. After working on the Allerman ranch in Gardnerville for ten years, his grandfather was able to raise the money to purchase the land.
Settelmeyer is an agriculturalist and was educated from California Polytechnic State University. He is married to Sherese Settelmeyer and they have two daughters. Settelmeyer was first elected in 2006, and his first session was in 2007 where he was placed on the Commerce and Labor, Governmental Affairs, and Election Procedures & Constitutional Amendments committees. In the Interim James has been appointed to serve on the Senior and Veterans study committee.
Before being an elected representative he was the chairman of the Carson Valley Conservation District, as well as chairman of the Nevada State Conservation Commission.
Settelmeyer was appointed Chairman of District Nine of the Office of the National Ombudsman, U.S. Small Business Administration in October 2008. District Nine comprises five states: California, Nevada, Arizona, Hawaii and Guam.
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