Richard Ziser

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Richard Ziser is a Nevada Real Estate Investor, Socially Conservative Political activist and U.S. Republican Politician. He was born June 7, 1953, in Pomona, CA., and has resided in Las Vegas Nevada since 1991. He graduated from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) with a BS in Industrial Engineering, 1976; then subsequently from Simon Greenleaf University in Santa Ana, Ca. (now a campus of Trinity International University, with an MA in Christian Apologetics in 1989.[1]

In 2004, Ziser ran unsuccessfully for U.S. Senate, against Democratic incumbent Harry Reid, losing 61%-35%.[2] In 1998, Ziser lost his election bid to be on the Clark County, Nevada School Board.[3]

Ziser is head of the Nevada Concerned Citizens,[4] was head of the Coalition for the Protection of Marriage, and successfully aided a 2000 change in Nevada's State Constitution, defining marriage as a union between one man and one woman. In light of the Nevada Legislature's overriding of Governor Jim Gibbons' veto on domestic partnership legislation; due to take effect October 1, 2009. Ziser has recently stated his intents to overturn the legislation as unconstitutional.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 2004 Election Profiles, Nevada Senate, Richard Ziser (R), Washington Post
  2. ^ "General election results", Las Vegas Review-Journal, November 04, 2004
  3. ^ Jane Ann Morrison, "Panel dismisses complaint over political ad", Las Vegas Review-Journal, September 25, 1998
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ Martha Bellisle, Nevada partners law to enable registered couples to adopt children", Reno Gazette-Journal, June 4, 2009


Party political offices
Preceded by
John Ensign
Republican Party nominee for U.S. Senator from Nevada (Class 3)
Succeeded by
Sharron Angle