John Moore (Nevada politician)

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John Moore
Member of the Nevada Assembly
from the 8th district
In office
November 5, 2014 – November 9, 2016
Preceded byJason Frierson
Succeeded byJason Frierson
Personal details
Born1964 (age 54–55)
Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
Political partyLibertarian (2016–present)
Other political
Republican (2014–2016)
Democratic (before 2014)
ResidenceLas Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
ProfessionRealtor, politician
WebsiteOfficial website

John Moore (born 1964) is an American realtor and politician. He served as a Libertarian member of the Nevada Assembly representing District 8.[1]

Early life[edit]

John Moore was born in 1964 in Kansas City, Missouri.[2] After his father’s premature death, he was forced to find a job. At age eleven, he swept the floor and shined shoes at a local barber shop for one dollar per hour. Two years later, Moore’s family moved to California, where he attended high school.


After high school, John enlisted in the US Army, and was selected to be an Airborne Ranger and graduated in the top 1% of his class at Ranger school.[citation needed] During his time in the military, Moore worked in the Special Operations community.[citation needed] After serving with the 1/75th Ranger Battalion, Moore was selected as a founding member of the 3/75th Ranger Battalion[citation needed]. Moore's military career spanned over 15 years of honorable service.[citation needed]

Following his military career, Moore worked as a real estate agent and in other business.[citation needed]

After 16 years in the private sector, Moore reentered the military following the September 11 attacks in 2001.[citation needed] Following re-enlistment, John Moore served in Iraq.[citation needed]

In 2012, Moore ran for a seat in the Nevada Assembly. Moore lost the Democratic Primary to Jason Frierson 67.6% to 32.4%. In 2014, Moore switched parties to run as a Republican and beat Frierson in the general election by 40 votes.[3]

In 2014, Moore was elected to the Nevada Assembly, where he represents District 8.[1][4] He was elected as a member of the Republican Party,[1] but then joined the Libertarian Party of Nevada in January 2016,[5] citing the largest tax hike in Nevada state history as a primary reason for switching parties.[6][7]

In October 2016, the Libertarian National Committee (LNC) issued an official censure notice against Moore for voting twice in two days to raise taxes, including one for the purpose of building a taxpayer-financed NFL stadium in Las Vegas.[8] He was also censured by the Libertarian Party of Nevada, which had made a priority of opposing both bills, and the state party withdrew its support for his re-election.[9]

Moore lost his 2016 reelection bid, coming in third against his predecessor Jason Frierson.

Electoral history[edit]

Nevada State Assembly, District 8: Results[10]
Year Democratic Republican Libertarian
Candidate Votes Pct Candidate Votes Pct Candidate Votes Pct
2016 Jason Frierson 12,060 56.09% Norm Ross 7,978 37.10% John Moore 1,464 6.81%


  1. ^ a b c "Assemblyman John Moore". Nevada Legislature. Retrieved February 6, 2016.
  2. ^ "About John". Assemblyman John Moore. Archived from the original on 2016-03-16. Retrieved 2016-03-22.
  3. ^ "Clark". 2014 Statewide General Election Coverage and Reports. Nevada Secretary of State. Retrieved 2016-07-31.
  4. ^ Smith, John L. (November 16, 2014). "This new lawmaker is a law breaker". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved February 6, 2016.
  5. ^ Goins, Christopher (July 2016). "Prominent GOPers turn to the LP". LP News (Paper). p. 3.
  6. ^ "Nevada State Assemblyman John Moore Joins Libertarian Party". Libertarian Party. January 8, 2016. Retrieved February 6, 2016.
  7. ^ "Assemblyman John Moore". Assemblyman John Moore. Retrieved 2016-03-22.
  8. ^ Doherty, Brian (2016-11-04). "Libertarian Assemblyman John Moore of Nevada Censured by the Libertarian National Committee". Reason. Retrieved 2016-12-11.
  9. ^ "Libertarian Party of Nevada censures Assemblyman John Moore (L)". Retrieved 14 July 2018.
  10. ^ "Nevada General Election 2016 - State Assembly". Retrieved December 11, 2016.