Brian Nieves

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Brian Nieves
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Member of the Missouri Senate
from the 26th district
In office
Preceded by John Griesheimer
Succeeded by Dave Schatz
Personal details
Born (1965-06-19) June 19, 1965 (age 51)
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Julie Nieves
Children Alexandra
Residence Washington, Missouri
Profession Politician

Brian D. Nieves is a former Republican member of the Missouri Senate, and a former majority whip in the Missouri House of Representatives. Nieves represented the 26th District, which covers Franklin County, Warren County, and part of St.Louis County.

Personal life[edit]

Nieves is a graduate of Pacific High School in Franklin County. In 1984, Nieves enlisted in the United States Navy, serving ten years as a Hospital Corpsman, as a field medic alongside the Marines.

Following his military service, Nieves returned to Franklin County. He currently resides in Washington, Missouri with his wife, Julie.

Nieves is the host of a morning talk radio show called "The Patriot Enclave" on KWMO 1350 AM in Washington, MO and functions as KWMO's marketing director. He and his wife also operate Nieves Enterprises and Hwy 66 Auto Sales. Additionally, Nieves serves as a high school substitute teacher and is also a zone pastor of Living Bread Church. Nieves frequently speaks to groups about small business operations, concentrating in the areas of professional development and team building. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, Nieves is "something of a bully. In August 2010, after winning the Senate primary, he pulled a gun on a man who worked for his opponent’s campaign." <>

In August 2010, Nieves was accused of assaulting an opponents' campaign worker, Shawn Bell, following a contentious primary election which Nieves won, during a visit by Bell to Nieves' campaign headquarters while he and his campaign manager were winding down the campaign.[1] Nieves denied any assault had occurred and his campaign manager, who was present during the entire visit by Bell, concurred with this denial. On September 10, 2010, Franklin County Prosecuter Bob Parks announced he would not be seeking criminal charges against Nieves, commenting that he could not prove that a criminal act had occurred.[2] Shawn Bell announced in a statement that he still planned to file a civil lawsuit against Nieves, while Nieves told the Washington Missourian that he was ready to forgive Bell.[3]

Elected office[edit]

A new 98th District was created after redistricting following the 2000 census. The 110th and 98th merged into the new (98th) District. In 2002, Nieves ran to replace outgoing State Representatives May Scheve(D) and Francis Overschmidt(D). Nieves won a primary race against Dave Bailey, and won a general election contest against Tom Herbst. He won reelection in 2004, 2006, and 2008. His term expired in 2010, at which point he ran to succeed John Griesheimer as a state senator.

Electoral history[edit]

2010 Republican Primary for Missouri's 26th Senate District[5]2008 General Election for Missouri’s 98th District House of Representatives[6]

2010 General Election for Missouri's 26th Senate District[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Brian Nieves 42,112 65.6
Democratic George (Boots) Weber 19,063 29.7
Constitution Richard Newton 2,988 4.7
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Brian Nieves 13,157 44.1
Republican Dick Stratman 6,300 21.1
Republican Donald Meyer 1,003 3.4
Republican Jack Jackson 9,346 31.4
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Brian Nieves 10,356 60.0
Democratic Jim Mense 6,909 40.0
2006 General Election for Missouri’s 98th District House of Representatives[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Brian Nieves 7,470 57.2
Democratic Jim Mense 5,585 42.8
2004 General Election for Missouri’s 98th District House of Representatives[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Brian Nieves 9,816 62.4
Democratic Gloria Sennert 5,924 37.6
2002 General Election for Missouri’s 98th District House of Representatives[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Brian Nieves 6,141 53.8
Democratic Tom Herbst 5,272 46.2
2002 Primary Election for Missouri’s 98th District House of Representatives[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Brian Nieves 2,297 57.3
Democratic Dave Bailey 1,710 42.7


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