Erven T. Nelson

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Erven T. Nelson
Member of the Nevada Assembly
from the 5th district
In office
November 5, 2014 – February 10, 2016
Preceded byMarilyn Dondero Loop
Succeeded byKyle James Stephens
Personal details
Born1956 (age 62–63)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Lisa Nelson
ChildrenJoel, Derek, Brooke, Paige, Haley, Rex, Nina
ResidenceLas Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
EducationBrigham Young University
J. Reuben Clark Law School
OccupationLawyer, politician

Erven T. Nelson (born 1956) is an American lawyer and politician. He served as a Republican member of the Nevada Assembly from 2014 to 2016.[1]

Early life[edit]

Erven T. Nelson was born in 1956 in Washington, D.C..[2]

Nelson was educated at the Clark High School in Las Vegas, Nevada. He graduated from Brigham Young University, where he received a bachelor of arts degree in political science.[2] He received a juris doctor from BYU's J. Reuben Clark Law School.[2]


Nelson is a lawyer. He was a law clerk to United States District Judge Roger D. Foley from 1983 to 1984.[2] He has been a member of the Nevada Bar Association since 1987.[2] He serves as a shareholder of the World Services Group.[3] He is a member of the Federalist Society, the Mortgage Bankers Association and the American Bankruptcy Institute.[3]

Nelson served as a Republican member of the Nevada Assembly.[2] He has proposed a bill to amend the Constitution of Nevada with Voter ID requirements.[2] Additionally, he has indicated he would be willing to cast a vote in favor of non-discrimination bills for LGBT Nevadans.[4]

Personal life[edit]

With his wife Lisa, he has seven children.[2] He is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon).[4]


  1. ^ "Legislative Biography : ERVEN T. NELSON" (PDF). Retrieved 14 July 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Assemblyman Erven T. Nelson". Nevada Legislature. Retrieved February 5, 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Erven T. Nelson". World Services Group. Retrieved February 5, 2016.
  4. ^ a b Schwarz, Hunter (January 28, 2015). "How much will the Mormon Church's endorsement of LGBT protections sway Mormon lawmakers?". The Washington Post. Retrieved February 5, 2016.