Political party strength in Nevada

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The following table indicates the party of elected officials in the U.S. state of Nevada:

The table also indicates the historical party composition in the:

For years in which a presidential election was held, the table indicates which party's nominees received the state's electoral votes.

The parties are as follows:       Democratic (D),       Republican (R),       Silver (S),       Silver/Democratic (S/D), and       a tie or coalition within a group of elected officials.

Year Executive offices State Legislature United States Congress Electoral College votes
Governor Lieutenant Governor Secretary of State Attorney General Treasurer Controller State Senate State Assembly U.S. Senator (Class I) U.S. Senator (Class III) U.S. House
1861 James W. Nye (R)[1] Orion Clemens[2]
1862
1863 Henry G. Worthington (R)
1864 Henry G. Blasdel (R) Chauncey Noteware (R) Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson (National Union) Green tickY
1865 17R, 1D 34R, 1D William M. Stewart (R) James W. Nye (R) Delos R. Ashley (R)
1866
1867 18R, 1D 37R, 1D
1868 Ulysses S. Grant and Schuyler Colfax (R) Green tickY
1869 15R, 5D 34R, 5D Thomas Fitch (R)
1870
1871 Lewis R. Bradley (D) James Minor (R) 14R, 9D 24R, 20D, 2IR Charles West Kendall (D)
1872 Ulysses S. Grant and Henry Wilson (R) Green tickY
1873 17R, 7D 36R, 11D, 1I John P. Jones(R)
1874
1875 17R, 8D 32R, 18D William Sharon (R) William Woodburn (R)
1876 Rutherford B. Hayes and William A. Wheeler (R) Green tickY
1877 13D, 12R 35R, 15D Thomas Wren (R)
1878
1879 John H. Kinkead (R) Jasper Babcock (R) 17R, 7D, 1 Cit. 39R, 8D, 3 Cit. Rollin M. Daggett (R)
1880 Winfield S. Hancock and William H. English (D) Red XN
1881 14R, 10D, 1 Cit. 44D, 6R James Graham Fair (D) George Williams Cassidy (D)
1882
1883 Jewett W. Adams (D) John Dormer (R) 12D, 8R 29R, 11D
1884 James G. Blaine and John A. Logan (R) Red XN
1885 14R, 6D 33R, 7D William Woodburn (R)
1886
1887 Charles C. Stevenson (R)[3] 32R, 8D William M. Stewart (R)
1888 Benjamin Harrison and Levi P. Morton (R) Green tickY
1889 Frank Bell (R)[4] 16R, 4D 26R, 14D Horace F. Bartine (R)
1890 Frank Bell (R)[5]
1891 Roswell K. Colcord (R) Oscar Grey (R) 18R, 2D 35R, 5D
1892 James B. Weaver and James G. Field (P) Red XN
1893 9R, 5 Silv., 1P 15 Silv., 7P, 5D, 2R, 1I[6] Francis G. Newlands (D)
1894
1895 John E. Jones (S)[3] Reinhold Sadler (S) Eugene Howell (S) 5 Silv., 5R, 2D, 2I, 1P[7] 14 Silv., 11R, 3P, 2D[8]
1896 Reinhold Sadler (S)[9] William Jennings Bryan and Arthur Sewall (D) Red XN
1897 7 Silv., 5R, 1D, 1I, 1P[10] 20 Silv., 4D, 3P, 2R, 1I
1898
1899 8 Silv., 5R, 1D, 1I 18 Silv., 10R, 1D, 1I
1900 William Jennings Bryan and Adlai E. Stevenson (D) Red XN
1901 9 Silv., 3R, 2I, 1D 13D, 12 Silv., 5R, 1I[11]
1902
1903 John Sparks (S/D)[3] William "Gib" Douglass (R) 7 Silv., 5R, 3D, 2I[12] 13D, 12 Silv., 5R, 2 Fus., 2 Ind.-Silv.[13] Francis G. Newlands (D) [3] Clarence D. Van Duzer (D)
1904 Theodore Roosevelt and Charles W. Fairbanks (R) Green tickY
1905 7R, 6 Silv., 3D, 1I[14] 23R, 14D, 2 Silv. George S. Nixon (R)[3]
1906
1907 Denver S. Dickerson (S/D) 7R, 7D, 2 Silv., 1I[15] 18D, 17R, 5 Silv.[16] George A. Bartlett (D)
1908 Denver S. Dickerson (S/D)[5] William Jennings Bryan and John W. Kern (D) Red XN
1909 12D, 6R, 1I 34D, 14R
1910
1911 Tasker L. Oddie (R) George Brodigan (D) 14D, 6R 25R, 24D Edwin E. Roberts (R)
1912 William A. Massey (R) Woodrow Wilson and Thomas R. Marshall (D) Green tickY
1913 14D, 6R, 1IR, 1S 30D, 18R, 2I, 1IR, 1Pg, 1S Key Pittman (D)[3]
1914
1915 Emmet D. Boyle (D) Maurice J. Sullivan (D) 9R, 9D, 2I, 1IR, 1S[17] 26R, 23D, 3I, 1S[18]
1916
1917 9R, 5D, 3I 20D, 14R, 3I
1918 Charles B. Henderson (D)
1919 8R, 6D, 2I[19] 16D, 15R, 6I[20] Charles R. Evans (D)
1920 Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge (R) Green tickY
1921 7D, 6R, 4I[21] 28R, 7D, 2I Tasker Oddie (R) Samuel S. Arentz (R)
1922
1923 James G. Scrugham (D) William G. Greathouse (D) 10R, 5D, 2I 26R, 9D, 2I Charles L. Richards (D)
1924 Calvin Coolidge and Charles G. Dawes (R) Green tickY
1925 9R, 8D 23R, 13D, 1I Samuel S. Arentz (R)
1926
1927 Fred B. Balzar (R)[3] Morley Griswold (R) 8R, 8D, 1I[22] 17R, 17D, 3I[23]
1928 Herbert Hoover and Charles Curtis (R) Green tickY
1929 12R, 4D, 1I 21R, 14D, 2I
1930
1931 13R, 4D 19D, 16R, 2I[24]
1932 Franklin D. Roosevelt and John Nance Garner (D) Green tickY
1933 9R, 7D, 1I 25D, 12R, 3I Pat McCarran (D)[3] James G. Scrugham (D)
1934 Morley Griswold (R)[5]
1935 Richard Kirman, Sr. (D) 10D, 5R, 2I 29D, 9R, 2I
1936
1937 Malcolm McEachin (D) 11D, 3R, 3I 30D, 10R
1938
1939 Edward P. Carville (D)[25] Maurice J. Sullivan (D) 7D, 7R, 3I[26] 27D, 11R, 2I
1940 Franklin D. Roosevelt and Henry A. Wallace (D) Green tickY
1941 10R, 6D, 1I 26D, 13R, 1I Berkeley L. Bunker (D)
1942
1943 Vail M. Pittman (D) Alan Bible (D) 10R, 7D 23D, 17R James G. Scrugham (D)[3] Maurice J. Sullivan (D)
1944 Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman (D) Green tickY
1945 Vail M. Pittman (D)[9] Clifford A. Jones (D) 9R, 8D 27D, 13R Edward P. Carville (D) Berkeley L. Bunker (D)
1946
1947 John Koontz (D) 10R, 7D 22D, 18R, 1I George W. Malone (R) Charles H. Russell (R)
1948 Harry S. Truman and Alben W. Barkley (D) Green tickY
1949 11R, 6D 25D, 18R Walter S. Baring, Jr. (D)
1950
1951 Charles H. Russell (R) 23D, 20R
1952 Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon (R) Green tickY
1953 12R, 5D 29D, 18R Clarence Clifton Young (R)
1954 Ernest S. Brown (R)
1955 Rex Bell (R) 13R, 4D 30D, 17R Alan Bible (D)
1956
1957 12R, 5D 31D, 16R Walter S. Baring, Jr. (D)
1958
1959 Grant Sawyer (D) 10R, 7D 33D, 14R Howard Cannon (D)
1960 John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson (D) Green tickY
1961
1962 Maude Frazier
1963 Paul Laxalt (R) Harvey Dickerson (D) Michael Mirabelli (D) Keith L. Lee (D) 32D, 15R
1964 Lyndon B. Johnson and Hubert Humphrey (D) Green tickY
1965 9R, 7D, 1I 25D, 12R
1966
1967 Paul Laxalt (R) Edward Fike (R) Wilson McGowan (R) 11D, 9R 21D, 19R
1968 Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew (R) Green tickY
1969 22R, 18D
1970
1971 Mike O'Callaghan (D) Harry Reid (D) Robert List (R) James M. McGroarty 13D, 7R 21R, 19D
1972
1973 William D. Swackhamer (D) 14D, 6R 25D, 15R David Towell (R)
1974
1975 Robert E. Rose (D) Wilson McGowan (R) 17D, 3R 31D, 9R Paul Laxalt(R) James David Santini (D)
1976 Gerald Ford and Bob Dole (R) Red XN
1977 35D, 5R
1978
1979 Robert List (R) Myron E. Leavitt (D) Richard Bryan (D) Stanton Colton (D) 15D, 5R 26D, 14R
1980 Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush (R) Green tickY
1981
1982
1983 Richard Bryan (D) Bob Cashell (R) Brian McKay (R) Patricia Dillon Cafferata (R) Darrel Daines (R) 17D, 4R 22D, 20R Chic Hecht (R) 1D, 1R
1984
1985 13D, 8R 25R, 17D
1986
1987 Bob Miller (D) Frankie Sue Del Papa (D) Ken Santor (R) 12R, 9D 29D, 13R Harry Reid (D)
1988 George H.W. Bush and Dan Quayle (R) Green tickY
1989 Bob Miller (D) vacant 13R, 8D 32D, 10R Richard Bryan (D)
1990
1991 Sue Wagner (R) Cheryl Lau (R) Frankie Sue Del Papa (D) Bob Seale (R) 11D, 10R 22D, 20R
1992 Bill Clinton and Al Gore (D) Green tickY
1993 11R, 10D 29D, 13R
1994
1995 Lonnie Hammargren (R) Dean Heller (R) 13R, 8D 21R, 21D[27] 2R
1996
1997 12R, 9D 25D, 17R
1998
1999 Kenny Guinn (R) Lorraine Hunt (R) Brian Krolicki (R) Kathy Augustine (R) 28D, 14R 1R, 1D
2000 George W. Bush and Dick Cheney (R) Green tickY
2001 27D, 15R John Ensign (R)
2002
2003 Brian Sandoval (R)[28] 13R, 8D 23D, 19R 2R, 1D
2004
2005 12R, 9D 26D, 16R
George Chanos (R)
2006 Steve Martin (R)
2007 Jim Gibbons (R) Brian Krolicki (R) Ross Miller (D) Catherine Cortez Masto (D) Kate Marshall (D) Kim Wallin (D) 11R, 10D 27D, 15R
2008 Barack Obama and Joe Biden (D) Green tickY
2009 12D, 9R 28D, 14R 2D, 1R
2010
2011 Brian Sandoval (R) 11D, 10R 26D, 16R Dean Heller (R) 2R, 1D
2012
2013 27D, 15R 2R, 2D
2014
2015 Mark Hutchison (R) Barbara Cegavske (R) Adam Laxalt (R) Dan Schwartz (R) Ron Knecht (R) 11R, 10D 25R, 17D 3R, 1D
2016 24R, 17D, 1 Lib.
Year Governor Lieutenant Governor Secretary of State Attorney General Treasurer Controller State Senate State Assembly U.S. Senator (Class I) U.S. Senator (Class III) U.S. House Electoral College votes
Executive offices State Legislature United States Congress

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Governor of Nevada Territory.
  2. ^ Secretary of Nevada Territory.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i Died in office.
  4. ^ Appointed by governor.
  5. ^ a b c As lieutenant governor, acted as governor for unexpired term.
  6. ^ A Democrat, Thomas J. Bell, was elected Speaker, and the Silverites worked with the Democrats and Populists to organize the chamber. [Political History of Nevada (11th Ed.), p. 254] p. 12-13
  7. ^ A Democrat, J.E. Gignoux, was elected President Pro Tempore, and the Senate was organized on a multipartisan basis. p. 8-9, 14-15
  8. ^ A Silverite, Lemuel Allen, was elected Speaker, and the Democrats and Populists sided with the Silverites to organize the chamber. [Political History of Nevada (11th Ed.), p. 255]
  9. ^ a b As lieutenant governor, acted as governor for unexpired term and was later elected in his own right.
  10. ^ A Republican, A.J. McCone, was elected President Pro Tempore, and the Senate was organized on a multipartisan basis. p. 8, 12
  11. ^ A Democrat, Clarence D. Van Duzer, was elected Speaker, and the Silverites sided with the Democrats to organize the chamber. [Political History of Nevada (11th Ed.), p. 257]
  12. ^ A Silverite, Charles Green, was elected President Pro Tempore with Democratic support, and they both organized the chamber. [Political History of Nevada (11th Ed.), p. 257]
  13. ^ A Democrat, Marion S. Wilson, was elected Speaker, and the Silverites and Fusionists sided with the Democrats to organize the chamber. [Political History of Nevada (11th Ed.), p. 257]
  14. ^ A Silverite, Joseph A. Miller, was elected President Pro Tempore, and the Silverites and Democrats organized the chamber. [Political History of Nevada (11th Ed.), p. 258]
  15. ^ The Independent, J.D. Campbell, was elected President Pro Tempore with Republican and renegade Democratic support, and the Republicans organized the chamber. [Political History of Nevada (11th Ed.), p. 258] p. 2
  16. ^ A Democrat, Robert E. Skaggs, was elected Speaker, and the Silverites sided with the Democrats to organize the chamber. [Political History of Nevada (11th Ed.), p. 259]
  17. ^ A Republican, Fred B. Balzar, was elected President Pro Tempore. [Political History of Nevada (11th Ed.), p. 262]
  18. ^ A Republican, Allen G. McBride, was elected Speaker, and the Independents sided with the Republicans to organize the chamber. [Political History of Nevada (11th Ed.), p. 263]
  19. ^ A Republican, Nealy H. Chapin, was elected President Pro Tempore. [Political History of Nevada (11th Ed.), p. 264]
  20. ^ A Democrat, D.J. Fitzgerald, was elected Speaker, and the Independents sided with the Democrats to organize the chamber. [Political History of Nevada (11th Ed.), p. 264]
  21. ^ An Independent, E.W. Griffith, was elected President Pro Tempore.
  22. ^ A Republican, Noble H. Getchell, was elected President Pro Tempore, and the Independent sided with the Republicans to organize the chamber.
  23. ^ An Independent, Douglas H. Tandy, was elected Speaker. [Political History of Nevada (11th Ed.), p. 268]
  24. ^ Elected a minority party speaker, Douglas H. Tandy, who was an Independent. [Political History of Nevada (11th Ed.), p. 269]
  25. ^ Resigned to take an appointed seat in the United States Senate.
  26. ^ A Democrat, John E. Robbins, was elected President Pro Tempore, and the Independents sided with the Democrats to organize the chamber.
  27. ^ Due to a split chamber, the Democrats and Republicans negotiated a power-sharing agreement to split committees, and the House elected co-Speakers from both parties. p. 81
  28. ^ Resigned in 2005.

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