Cresent Hardy

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Cresent Hardy
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nevada's 4th district
In office
January 3, 2015 – January 3, 2017
Preceded by Steven Horsford
Succeeded by Ruben Kihuen
Member of the Nevada Assembly
from the 19th district
In office
February 4, 2013 – January 3, 2015
Preceded by Steven Brooks
Succeeded by Chris Edwards
Member of the Nevada Assembly
from the 20th district
In office
February 7, 2011 – February 4, 2013
Preceded by Joe Hardy
Succeeded by Ellen Spiegel
Personal details
Born Cresent Leo Hardy
(1957-06-23) June 23, 1957 (age 61)
Mesquite, Nevada, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Peri Jean
Children 4
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.[1] He lost his bid for re-election in the 2016 general election to Democratic challenger Ruben Kihuen.[2] He is the Republican nominee in the 2018 election for Nevada's 4th congressional district.

Early life and career[edit]

Hardy graduated from Virgin Valley High School and Dixie State College. He served as a city councilor for Mesquite, Nevada. He was elected to the Nevada State Assembly in 2010.[3]

U.S. House of Representatives[edit]

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.[4] Hardy defeated Horsford 48.5%-45.7%.[5]

Hardy ran for re-election in 2016. Hardy faced two challengers in the Republican primary in June 2016, winning 77.44% of the vote.[6][7] 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.[8] After initially supporting Donald Trump's presidential bid, Hardy said in October 2016 he would not vote for Trump.[9]

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.[10] He won the June 2018 Republican primary and will face Democratic nominee Steven Horsford in the general election.[11]

Committee assignments[edit]


  1. ^ "Nevada-4: Cresent Hardy (R)". Retrieved November 18, 2014. 
  2. ^ "2016 Election Results:". Retrieved November 14, 2016. 
  3. ^ "GOP wins rural District 20 race, knocks out Boulder City's Goya – Las Vegas Sun News". November 3, 2010. Retrieved October 24, 2013. 
  4. ^ Call, Roll (October 23, 2013). "Nevada Republicans Line Up to Depose Reid in 2016 : Roll Call Politics". Retrieved October 24, 2013. 
  5. ^ Amber Phillips. "Cresent Hardy closes out surprising win over Rep. Steven Horsford". Retrieved November 18, 2014. 
  6. ^ Thomas, Lucas (April 1, 2016). "Hardy discusses CD4 race". The Spectrum. Retrieved April 27, 2016. 
  7. ^ "2016 primary election results: A look at several key races". June 14, 2016. Retrieved November 12, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Nevada U.S. House 4th District Results: Ruben Kihuen Wins". The New York Times. November 15, 2016. Retrieved November 15, 2016. 
  9. ^ Schneider, Elena (October 8, 2016). "Heck, Hardy withdraw Trump support in Nevada". Politico. Retrieved November 3, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Cresent Hardy jumps into race for his old congressional seat". Las Vegas Review-Journal. January 18, 2018. Retrieved January 22, 2018. 
  11. ^ Todd, Camalot (June 13, 2018). "Old rivals Horsford, Hardy set for rematch in Congressional District 4". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved 23 June 2018. 

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Steven Horsford
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nevada's 4th congressional district

Succeeded by
Ruben Kihuen