Jason Frierson

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Jason Frierson
Speaker of the Nevada Assembly
Assumed office
February 6, 2017
Preceded by John Hambrick
Member of the Nevada Assembly
from the 8th district
26th district (2011–2013)
Assumed office
November 9, 2016
Preceded by John Moore
In office
November 3, 2010 – November 5, 2014
Preceded by Barbara Buckley
Succeeded by John Moore
Personal details
Born 1970 (age 47–48)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Education University of Nevada, Reno (BS)
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (JD)
Website Official Campaign Website

Jason Frierson, (born in 1970 in Los Angeles, California), is an American attorney and politician and who is the Speaker and a Democratic member of the Nevada Assembly. In 79th session of the assembly, members elected Frierson to the position of speaker. Frierson returned to the assembly in 2016 election after defeating Republican Norm Ross, and incumbent Republican-turned-Libertarian incumbent John Moore with 56% of the votes. He had previously served in the assembly from February 7, 2011 to 2014, when he was defeated by John Moore by 40 votes. [1] representing District 8.[2] Frierson is a member of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators.[3]

Education[edit]

Frierson earned his BS from the University of Nevada, Reno and his JD from the William S. Boyd School of Law.

Elections[edit]

  • 2016 Frierson won back the 8th District seat with 56% of the vote.[4]
  • 2014 He was defeated by John Moore with a narrow margin of only 40 votes. He won 49.76% of the votes, while Moore won 50.24%.[5]
  • 2012 Frierson won the June 12, 2012 Democratic Primary with 761 votes (67.58%),[6] and won the November 6, 2012 General election with 11,550 votes (61.00%) against Republican nominee Arthur Martinez.[7]
  • 2010 When Democratic Assemblywoman Barbara Buckley retired from the Assembly because she was term limited and left the District 26 seat open, Frierson won the three-way June 8, 2010 Democratic Primary with 586 votes (48.83%),[8] and won the three-way November 2, 2010 General election with 3,853 votes (58.31%) against Republican nominee Joe Egan and Independent American candidate Stacey Gonzales.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jason Frierson". Ballotpedia. 
  2. ^ "Assemblyman Jason Frierson". Carson City, Nevada: Nevada Legislature. Retrieved November 19, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Jason Frierson's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved November 19, 2013. 
  4. ^ "NV State Assembly 08 - History". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 7 November 2017. 
  5. ^ Miller, Ross. "Nevada general election results". Silver State 2014 election night results. Retrieved 28 January 2016. 
  6. ^ "2012 Unofficial Statewide Primary Election Results June 12, 2012". Carson City, Nevada: Secretary of State of Nevada. Retrieved November 19, 2013. 
  7. ^ "2012 Official Statewide General Election Results November 6, 2012". Carson City, Nevada: Secretary of State of Nevada. Retrieved November 19, 2013. 
  8. ^ "2010 Official Statewide Primary Election Results June 8, 2010". Carson City, Nevada: Secretary of State of Nevada. Retrieved November 19, 2013. 
  9. ^ "2010 Official Statewide General Election Results November 2, 2010". Carson City, Nevada: Secretary of State of Nevada. Retrieved November 19, 2013. 

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