Nevada elections, 2012

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Nevada's 2012 general elections were held on November 6, 2012. Primary elections were held on June 12, 2012.

Federal[edit]

Presidential[edit]

Nevada voters will choose 6 representatives to the Electoral College who will vote for the President and Vice-President of the United States. Candidates with ballot access are Barack Obama/Joe Biden (Democrat), Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan (Republican), Gary Johnson/Jim Gray (Libertarian), Virgil Goode (Independent).[1]

Senate[edit]

Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Dean Heller, who was first appointed to the position in May 2011, is seeking a full term. His challenger is Democratic U.S. Representative Shelley Berkley.[2][3]

House of Representatives[edit]

All four Congressional seats are up for election. The Nevada House delegation currently consists of 2 Republicans and 1 Democrat. The fourth seat was created from reapportionment following the 2010 United States Census. Candidates with ballot access are Barack Obama/Joe Biden (Democrat), Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan (Republican), Gary Johnson/Jim Gray (Libertarian), Virgil Goode (Independent).[4]

State[edit]

Legislature[edit]

Senate[edit]

12 out of the 21 seats in the Nevada Senate are up for election. The state Senate currently consists of 10 Democrats, 9 Republicans, and 2 vacancies.

Open seats

District 1 (old Clark 1): Democratic incumbent John Jay Lee was defeated in the primary.[5]

District 3 (old Clark 3): Democratic incumbent Valerie Wiener is term-limited.[6]

District 4 (old Clark 4): Democratic incumbent and Majority Leader Steven Horsford is seeking the 4th congressional district seat.[7]

District 5 (old Clark 5A): Democratic incumbent Shirley Breeden is retiring.[8]

District 6 (old Clark 6): Democratic incumbent Allison Copening is retiring.[9]

District 9 (old Clark 9): Republican Elizabeth Halseth held the seat until her resignation in February 2012; a special election will be held for the remainder of her term.[10][11]

District 11 (old Clark 11): Democratic incumbent Michael A. Schneider is term-limited.[6]

District 13 (old Washoe 1): Democratic Sheila Leslie held the seat until her resignation in February 2012 to run for the District 15 state Senate seat; a special election will be held for the remainder of her term in this district.[12]

District 18: This is a new seat, with no current incumbent.[13]

District 19 (old Rural Nevada): Republican incumbent Dean Rhoads is term-limited.[6]

Assembly[edit]

All 42 seats of the Nevada Assembly are up for election. The state Assembly currently consists of 26 Democrats and 16 Republicans.

Open seats

District 4: Republican incumbent Richard McArthur unsuccessfully sought the District 18 state Senate seat.[14]

District 9: Democratic incumbent Richard "Tick" Segerblom is seeking the District 3 state Senate seat.[15]

District 13: Republican incumbent Scott Hammond is seeking the District 18 state Senate seat.[14]

District 16: Democratic incumbent and Assembly Speaker John Oceguera is term-limited.[6]

District 20: This is a new seat, with no current incumbent.[16]

District 21: Republican incumbent Mark Sherwood is retiring.[17]

District 30: Democratic incumbent and Speaker Pro Tempore Debbie Smith is seeking the District 13 state Senate seat.[18]

District 35: Republican incumbent and Minority Leader Pete Goicoechea is seeking the District 19 state Senate seat.[19]

District 36: Republican incumbent Ed Goedhart is retiring.[20]

District 39: Republican incumbent Kelly Kite was defeated in the primary.[21]

Ballot Measure[edit]

Question 1 would allow for the Nevada Legislature to call itself into a special session under extenuating circumstances, if approved by two-thirds of all legislators.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nevada General Elections 2012". The Green Papers. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 
  2. ^ Montopoli, Brian (April 27, 2011). "Dean Heller appointed to John Ensign's Senate seat". CBS News. Retrieved October 28, 2012. 
  3. ^ Trygstad, Kyle (April 14, 2011). "Shelley Berkley Will Run for Senate in Nevada". Roll Call. Retrieved October 28, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Nevada 2012 General Election". The Green Papers. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 
  5. ^ Schwartz, David McGrath (June 12, 2012). "Spearman ousts incumbent Lee in Democratic primary". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved October 28, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b c d Vogel, Ed (July 4, 2011). "Term limits shaking up Nevada Legislature". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved October 28, 2012. 
  7. ^ Waite, Mark (March 21, 2012). "State Senator Horsford campaigns in Pahrump". Pahrump Valley Times. Retrieved October 28, 2012. 
  8. ^ Ryan, Cy (December 12, 2011). "State Sen. Shirley Breeden won't seek a second term". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved October 28, 2012. 
  9. ^ Myers, Laura (January 5, 2012). "Democrat Copening won't seek re-election to state Senate seat". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved October 28, 2012. 
  10. ^ Vogel, Ed (February 17, 2012). "GOP's Halseth resigns state Senate seat". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved October 28, 2012. 
  11. ^ Vogel, Ed (February 27, 2012). "Democrat Justin Jones to run for vacant state Senate seat". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved October 28, 2012. 
  12. ^ Myers, Laura (February 15, 2012). "Leslie resigns state Senate seat to run in new District 15". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved October 28, 2012. 
  13. ^ Vogel, Ed (February 20, 2012). "Kelli Ross to seek state Senate seat". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved October 28, 2012. 
  14. ^ a b Schwartz, David McGrath (June 12, 2012). "In state Senate races, GOP's establishment candidates dominate". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved October 28, 2012. 
  15. ^ a b "Choices for the state Senate". Las Vegas Sun. October 24, 2012. Retrieved October 28, 2012. 
  16. ^ Lake, Richard (October 21, 2012). "2012 Voter Guide: Nevada Assembly District 20". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved October 28, 2012. 
  17. ^ Vogel, Ed (December 15, 2011). "Assemblyman won't run again after one term". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved October 28, 2012. 
  18. ^ "Assemblywoman Debbie Smith to run for state Senate seat vacated by Leslie". Associated Press. Nevada Appeal. February 19, 2012. Retrieved October 28, 2012. 
  19. ^ Vogel, Ed (December 7, 2011). "Assemblyman Goicoechea to run for Senate seat". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved October 28, 2012. 
  20. ^ Waite, Mark (February 3, 2012). "Goedhart says he will quit race". Pahrump Valley Times. Retrieved October 28, 2012. 
  21. ^ Hildebrand, Kurt (June 13, 2012). "Wheeler defeates Kite, Schmidt in Assembly 39 race". The Record-Courier. Tahoe Daily Tribune. Retrieved October 28, 2012.