|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Nevada's 4th district
January 3, 2015 – January 3, 2017
|Preceded by||Steven Horsford|
|Succeeded by||Ruben Kihuen|
|Member of the Nevada Assembly|
from the 19th district
February 4, 2013 – January 3, 2015
|Preceded by||Steven Brooks|
|Succeeded by||Chris Edwards|
|Member of the Nevada Assembly|
from the 20th district
February 7, 2011 – February 4, 2013
|Preceded by||Joe Hardy|
|Succeeded by||Ellen Spiegel|
Cresent Leo Hardy|
June 23, 1957
Mesquite, Nevada, U.S.
|Education||Dixie State University (BA)|
Cresent Leo Hardy (born June 23, 1957) is an American politician from the state of Nevada; he was the U.S. Representative for Nevada's 4th congressional district from 2015 to 2017. A member of the Republican Party, Hardy was a member of the Nevada State Assembly, representing the 19th district prior to his election to the House. He lost his bid for re-election in the 2016 general election to Democratic challenger Ruben Kihuen. He is the Republican nominee in the 2018 election for Nevada's 4th congressional district.
Early life and career
U.S. House of Representatives
Hardy ran as a candidate for the United States House of Representatives in Nevada's 4th congressional district, held by Steven Horsford of the Democratic Party, in the 2014 elections. Hardy defeated Horsford 48.5%-45.7%.
Hardy ran for re-election in 2016. Hardy faced two challengers in the Republican primary in June 2016, winning 77.44% of the vote. In the general election, he faced Democratic state senator Ruben Kihuen. Kihuen defeated Hardy with 48.5% of the vote. While Hardy carried six of the district's seven counties, he could not overcome a 24,000-vote deficit in Clark County. After initially supporting Donald Trump's presidential bid, Hardy said in October 2016 he would not vote for Trump.
In January 2018, Hardy announced his candidacy for his old congressional seat after Republican Las Vegas City Councilman Stavros Anthony dropped out of the race. He won the June 2018 Republican primary and will face Democratic nominee Steven Horsford in the general election.
- Committee on Natural Resources
- Committee on Small Business
- Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
- "Nevada-4: Cresent Hardy (R)". www.nationaljournal.com. Retrieved November 18, 2014.
- "2016 Election Results:". www.Politico.com. Retrieved November 14, 2016.
- "GOP wins rural District 20 race, knocks out Boulder City's Goya – Las Vegas Sun News". Lasvegassun.com. November 3, 2010. Retrieved October 24, 2013.
- Call, Roll (October 23, 2013). "Nevada Republicans Line Up to Depose Reid in 2016 : Roll Call Politics". Rollcall.com. Retrieved October 24, 2013.
- Amber Phillips. "Cresent Hardy closes out surprising win over Rep. Steven Horsford". LasVegasSun.com. Retrieved November 18, 2014.
- Thomas, Lucas (April 1, 2016). "Hardy discusses CD4 race". The Spectrum. Retrieved April 27, 2016.
- "2016 primary election results: A look at several key races". June 14, 2016. Retrieved November 12, 2016.
- "Nevada U.S. House 4th District Results: Ruben Kihuen Wins". The New York Times. November 15, 2016. Retrieved November 15, 2016.
- Schneider, Elena (October 8, 2016). "Heck, Hardy withdraw Trump support in Nevada". Politico. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
- "Cresent Hardy jumps into race for his old congressional seat". Las Vegas Review-Journal. January 18, 2018. Retrieved January 22, 2018.
- Todd, Camalot (June 13, 2018). "Old rivals Horsford, Hardy set for rematch in Congressional District 4". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved 23 June 2018.
- Campaign website
- Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Financial information (federal office) at the Federal Election Commission
- Legislation sponsored at the Library of Congress
- Appearances on C-SPAN
- Cresent Hardy at Ballotpedia
|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nevada's 4th congressional district
|114th||Senate: H. Reid | D. Heller||House: J. Heck | M. Amodei | D. Titus | C. Hardy|