Mark Hutchison

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Mark Hutchison
Mark Hutchison by Gage Skidmore.jpg
34th Lieutenant Governor of Nevada
Assumed office
January 5, 2015
Governor Brian Sandoval
Preceded by Brian Krolicki
Member of the Nevada Senate
from the 6th district
In office
February 4, 2013 – December 1, 2014
Preceded by Allison Copening
Succeeded by Mark Lipparelli
Personal details
Born Mark Alan Hutchison
(1963-05-05) May 5, 1963 (age 54)
Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Cary Hutchison
Children 6
Education University of Nevada, Las Vegas (BS)
Brigham Young University, Utah (JD)
Website Campaign website

Mark Alan Hutchison (born May 5, 1963) is an American attorney and politician, the 34th and current Lieutenant Governor of Nevada, since 2015. He was elected to the Nevada State Senate on November 6, 2012 to represent Senate District 6, which encompasses the Northwest part of the Las Vegas Valley, including portions of the communities of Summerlin, Desert Shores and Sun City. He is a member of the Republican Party. As a state senator, Hutchison served on the Senate Judiciary Committee, as well as the Commerce, Labor and Energy Committee.

Hutchison was sworn into office as Lieutenant Governor on February 4, 2013, for a four-year term, which will end January 5, 2018. Hutchison ran for Lieutenant Governor of Nevada in the 2014 election and defeated Democrat Lucy Flores. Hutchison serves as a member of Governor Brian Sandoval's cabinet and is the President of the State Senate. He also serves as the Chairman of the Nevada Commission on Tourism, Vice-chairman of the Nevada Board of Transportation, a member of the Nevada Board of Economic Development, and a member of the Nevada Commission on Homeland Security and the Chairman of its subcommittee on Cyber Security.

Early and personal life[edit]

Hutchison was born in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 1963. He graduated from Bonanza High School (Las Vegas) in 1981, and then attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, graduating in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with high distinction (Phi Kappa Phi). Hutchison received his juris doctorate degree in 1990 from Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School (Magna Cum Laude) where he earned the high academic distinction of the Order of the Coif and served as Lead-Articles Editor of the Law Review. Following law school, Hutchison clerked for Kenneth F. Ripple of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit located in Chicago. After his clerkship, he practiced for the national law firm of Kirkland & Ellis in both Chicago and Los Angeles. Hutchison is currently licensed to practice law in Nevada and California. In addition, he is a member of several federal and state bars, including the U.S. Supreme Court Bar.

Hutchison lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, with his wife, Cary. They have six children (Whitney, Canton, Kelsey, Weston, Logan, and Sophie) and four grandchildren. He is an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Law career[edit]

Hutchison founded the law firm of Hutchison & Steffen with his friend and professional colleague, John T. Steffen, in 1996. Hutchison's primary practice areas are business and complex tort litigation, constitutional litigation, and professional liability defense.

State Senate[edit]

Hutchison was elected to a four-year term in the Nevada State Senate in 2012, representing District 6 in Las Vegas, Nevada, which encompasses the Northwest part of the Las Vegas Valley, including portions of the communities of Summerlin, Desert Shores and Sun City. During the 77th Session of the Nevada Legislative (2013), Hutchison served on the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate Commerce, Labor, and Energy Committee.

77th regular session (2013)[edit]

  • Senate Committee on Judiciary
  • Senate Committee on Commerce, Labor and Energy

Electoral history[edit]

State Senate (6th District)[edit]

Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Mark Hutchison 27,449 50.83%
Democratic Benny Yerushalmi 26,598 49.17%

Lt. Governor[edit]

Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Mark Hutchison 62,939 53.76%
Republican Sue Lowden 42,290 36.13%
Republican Chris Dyer 6,823 5.83%
None of These Candidates None of These Candidates 5,011 4.28%
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Mark Hutchison 324,628 59.48%
Democratic Lucy Flores 183,598 33.64%
Independent American Mike Little 21,221 3.89%
None of These Candidates None of These Candidates 16,298 2.99%

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Political offices
Preceded by
Brian Krolicki
Lieutenant Governor of Nevada
2015–present
Incumbent