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Nevada elections, 2014

The Nevada general election, 2014 was held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 throughout Nevada.

The active political parties participated in the 2014 Election were the two major political parties: The Democratic Party and the Republican Party as well as the minor political parties of the Independent American Party of Nevada, the Nevada Green Party, and the Libertarian Party of Nevada. There are also unaffiliated, non-partisan candidates.

Contents

  • United States House of Representatives 1
  • Governor 2
  • Lieutenant Governor 3
    • Republican primary 3.1
      • Candidates 3.1.1
      • Polling 3.1.2
      • Results 3.1.3
    • Democratic primary 3.2
      • Candidates 3.2.1
      • Results 3.2.2
    • Independent American 3.3
      • Candidates 3.3.1
    • General election 3.4
      • Polling 3.4.1
      • Results 3.4.2
  • Attorney General 4
    • Democratic 4.1
    • Republican 4.2
    • Independent American 4.3
    • General election 4.4
      • Polling 4.4.1
      • Results 4.4.2
  • Secretary of State 5
    • Democratic 5.1
    • Republican 5.2
    • General election 5.3
      • Polling 5.3.1
      • Results 5.3.2
  • Treasurer 6
    • Democratic 6.1
    • Republican 6.2
    • Independent American 6.3
    • General election 6.4
      • Polling 6.4.1
      • Results 6.4.2
  • Controller 7
    • Democratic 7.1
    • Republican primary 7.2
      • Candidates 7.2.1
      • Results 7.2.2
    • Independent American 7.3
    • General election 7.4
      • Results 7.4.1
  • State Legislature 8
    • Nevada Senate 8.1
      • Polling 8.1.1
      • Election results 8.1.2
    • Nevada Assembly 8.2
  • State Judicial Branch 9
    • Supreme Court Seat B 9.1
    • Supreme Court Seat D 9.2
  • Ballot Initiatives 10
    • Intermediate Appellate Court 10.1
    • The Education Initiative 10.2
    • Mining Tax 10.3
  • References 11

United States House of Representatives

All of Nevada's four seats in the United States House of Representatives are up for election in 2014.

Governor

Incumbent Republican Governor Brian Sandoval ran for re-election to a second term in office and won.[1] He was challenged by Democratic nominee Bob Goodman, a former State Economic Development Commissioner and Independent American nominee David Lory VanDerBeek, a family therapist.

Lieutenant Governor

Incumbent Republican Lieutenant Governor Brian Krolicki was prevented from running for re-election to a third term in office due to constitutional lifetime term limits.[1]

Republican primary

Candidates

Polling

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Mark
Hutchison
Sue
Lowden
Other Undecided
Precision Research March 3–5, 2014 443 ± 4.66% 32% 46% 22%

Results

Nevada State Lt. Governor, Republican Primary Election, June 10, 2014[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mark Hutchison 62,939 53.76
Republican Sue Lowden 42,290 36.13
Republican Chris Dyer 6,824 5.83
None of These Candidates None of These Candidates 5,011 4.28
Total votes 117,064 100

Democratic primary

Candidates

Results

Nevada State Lt. Governor, Democratic Primary Election, June 10, 2014[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lucy Flores 52,324 71.47
None of These Candidates None of These Candidates 11,515 15.73
Democratic Harley Zane Kulkin 9,368 12.8
Total votes 73,207 100

Independent American

Candidates

  • Mike Little

General election

Polling

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Mark
Hutchison (R)
Lucy
Flores (D)
Other Undecided
Precision Research March 3–5, 2014 216 ± 6.67% 41% 34% 25%

Results

Nevada State Lt. Governor, General Election, November 4, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Mark Hutchison 324,628 59.48 +8.18
Democratic Lucy Flores 183,598 33.64 -8.26
Independent American Mike Little 21,232 3.89 +0.19
None of These Candidates None of These Candidates 16,309 2.99 -0.11
Total votes 545,767 100
Republican hold Swing +16.45

Attorney General

Incumbent Democratic Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto was prevented from running for re-election to a third term in office due to constitutional lifetime term limits.[1]

Democratic

Republican

Independent American

  • Jonathan Hansen, attorney

General election

Polling

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Ross
Miller (D)
Adam
Laxalt (R)
Other Undecided
Precision Research March 3–5, 2014 216 ± 6.67% 44% 36% 20%

Results

Nevada State Attorney General, General Election, November 4, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Adam Laxalt 251,539 46.21 +10.21
Democratic Ross Miller 246,671 45.31 -7.49
Independent American Jonathan Hansen 30,530 5.61 -2.19
None of These Candidates None of These Candidates 15,643 2.87 -0.83
Total votes 544,383 100
Republican gain from Democratic Swing +18.05

Secretary of State

Incumbent Democratic Secretary of State Ross Miller was prevented from running for re-election to a third term in office due to constitutional lifetime term limits.[1]

Democratic

Republican

General election

Polling

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Kate
Marshall (D)
Barbara
Cegavske (R)
Other Undecided
Precision Research March 3–5, 2014 216 ± 6.67% 40% 31% 30%

Results

Nevada State Secretary of State, General Election, November 4, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Barbara Cegavske 273,872 50.41 +13.11
Democratic Kate Marshall 250,671 46.14 -7.06
None of These Candidates None of These Candidates 18,799 3.46 -6.14
Total votes 543,342 100
Republican gain from Democratic Swing +20.17

Treasurer

Incumbent Democratic State Treasurer Kate Marshall was prevented from running for re-election to a third term in office due to constitutional lifetime term limits.[1]

Democratic

Republican

Independent American

  • Kress Cave

General election

Polling

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Kim
Wallin (D)
Dan
Schwartz (R)
Other Undecided
Precision Research March 3–5, 2014 216 ± 6.67% 33% 38% 28%

Results

Nevada State Treasurer, General Election, November 4, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Dan Schwartz 277,613 51.46 +7.66
Democratic Kim Wallin 223,793 41.49 -6.81
Independent American Kress Cave 19,355 3.59 -0.41
None of These Candidates None of These Candidates 18,686 3.46 -0.34
Total votes 539,447 100
Republican gain from Democratic Swing +14.46

Controller

Incumbent Democratic Controller Kim Wallin was prevented from running for re-election to a third term in office due to constitutional lifetime term limits.[1]

Democratic

Declared
Disqualified
  • Michael Schaefer, perennial candidate and former San Diego, California City Councilman (disqualified by the Nevada Supreme Court because he did not meet the residency requirements)[13]

Republican primary

Candidates

Results

Nevada State Controller, Republican Primary, June 10, 2014[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ron Knecht 56,497 52.57
Republican Barry Herr 20,820 19.37
None of These Candidates None of These Candidates 15,423 14.35
Republican Cort Arlint 14,736 13.71
Total votes 107,476 100

Independent American

  • Tom Jones

General election

Results

Nevada State Controller, General Election, November 4, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Ron Knecht 282,843 52.53 +9.93
Democratic Andrew Martin 202,606 37.63 -9.87
Independent American Tom Jones 29,126 5.41 +0.61
None of These Candidates None of These Candidates 23,825 4.43 -0.67
Total votes 538,40 100
Republican gain from Democratic Swing +19.81

State Legislature

Nevada Senate

Eleven out of twenty-one seats in the Nevada Senate were up for election in 2014. Six of the seats were currently held by Republicans and five were held by Democrats. Democrats held a one seat majority in the State Senate. Names appearing in bold were on the November general election ballot either through winning the June 10th primary or having no primary election.

Polling

District 8
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Patricia
Farley (R)
Marilyn
Dondero
Loop (D)
Other Undecided
GreenbergQuinlanRosner September 25–28, 2014 400 ± 4.9% 46% 44% 10%
The Tarrance Group September 22–24, 2014 301 ± ? 43% 36% 21%
District 9
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Justin
Jones (D)
Becky
Harris (R)
Other Undecided
Momentum Analysis October 2–5, 2014 400 ± 4.9% 46% 44% 10%
The Tarrance Group September 23–25, 2014 376 ± ? 42% 45% 13%

Election results

District Incumbent Election 2014
District Primary Election Close
of Registration
Senator Party First
Elected
Last Eligible
Election
Incumbent Challengers Result
District 2 D +48.59% Mo Denis Democratic 2010 2022 Ran for re-election and won Louis J. Baker (Independent American Party of Nevada) Democratic hold
District 8 D +0.06% Barbara Cegavske Republican 2002 2010 Term limited
Ran for Nevada Secretary of State and won
Garrett Leduff (Democrat)
Marilyn Dondero Loop (Democrat)
Jon Kamerath (Independent American Party of Nevada)
Patricia Farley (Republican)
Clayton Kelly Hurst (Republican)
Lisa Myers (Republican)
Republican win (new seat)
District 9 D +6.78% Justin Jones Democratic 2014 2024 Ran for re-election and lost Vick Gill (Republican)
Becky Harris (Republican)
Ron Q. Quilang (Republican)
David J. Schoen (Republican)
Republican gain from Democratic
District 10 D +31.96% Ruben Kihuen Democratic 2010 2022 Ran for re-election and won Ed Uehling (Libertarian) Democratic hold
District 12 R +8.87% Joe Hardy Republican 2010 2022 Ran for re-election unopposed No filed candidate Republican hold
District 13 D +17.22% Debbie Smith Democratic 2012 2026 Ran for re-election and won Thomas Koziol (Republican) Democratic hold
District 14 R +12.20% Don Gustavson Republican 2010 2022 Ran for re-election and won Keith "KC" Harrison (Democratic)
Joe Hunt (Democratic)
Republican hold
District 16 R +14.62% Ben Kieckhefer Republican 2010 2022 Ran for re-election and won Michael Kelley (Democratic)
John Everhart (Independent American Party of Nevada)
Gary Schmidt (Republican)
Republican hold
District 17 R +25.60% James Settelmeyer Republican 2010 2022 Ran for re-election unopposed No filed candidate Republican hold
District 20 R +0.64% Michael Roberson Republican 2010 2022 Ran for re-election and won Carl Bunce (Republican)
Teresa Lowry (Democrat)
Republican hold
District 21 D +24.38% Mark Manendo Democratic 2010 2022 Ran for re-election and won Ron L. McGinnis (Republican) Democratic hold

Nevada Assembly

All 42 seats in the Nevada Assembly were up for election in 2014. Democrats held 26 seats, Republicans held 15 seats and there was one vacancy.

District Incumbent Election 2014
District Primary Election Close
of Registration
Representative Party First
Elected
Last Eligible
Election
Incumbent Challengers Result
District 1 D +20.32% Marilyn Kirkpatrick Democratic 2004 2014 Ran for re-election and won Roger "OZ" Baum (Republican) Democratic hold
District 2 R +5.02% John Hambrick Republican 2008 2018 Ran for re-election and won Alice Jean "A.J." Maimbourg (Independent American Party of Nevada)'
Mark Slotta (Republican)
Republican hold
District 3 D +28.35% Vacant Vacant 2014 2024 Incumbent Peggy Pierce died of cancer on October 10, 2013, at the age of 59 Danny Alires (Democrat)
Nelson Araujo, Jr. (Democrat)
Chris Barry (Democrat)
Felipe Ignacio Rodriguez (Democrat)
Matthew Tramp (Democrat)
Nakia Woodson (Democrat)
Jesus Marquez (Republican)
Democratic win (new seat)
District 4 D +1.14% Michele Fiore Republican 2012 2022 Ran for re-election and won Jeff Hinton (Democrat)
John-Nicholas W. White (Democrat)
Melissa D. Laughter (Republican)
Republican hold
District 5 D +5.97% Marilyn Dondero Loop Democratic 2008 n/a Ran for Nevada Senate District 8 and lost Jerri Strasser (Democrat)
Troy W. Archer (Republican)
Barry Keller (Republican)
Max Miller-Hooks (Republican)
Erv Nelson (Republican)
Stuart Blake Tener (Republican)
Republican win (new seat)
District 6 D +65.18% Harvey Munford Democratic 2004 2014 Ran for re-election and won Arrick Foster (Democrat)
Anthony D. Snowden (Democrat)
Democratic hold
District 7 D +39.55% Dina Neal Democratic 2010 2020 Ran for re-election and won Stephen "Steph" Taylor (Democrat)
Brent Leavitt (Republican)
Democratic hold
District 8 D +15.12% Jason Frierson Democratic 2010 2020 Ran for re-election and lost John Moore (Republican) Republican gain from Democratic
District 9 D +8.11% Andrew Martin Democratic 2012 2022 Ran for Nevada State Controller and lost Kelly Mercer (Democrat)
Joe Tinio (Democrat)
Steve Yeager (Democrat)
David M. Gardner (Republican)
Republican win (new seat)
District 10 D +24.22% Joseph Hogan Democratic 2004 Retired Retired J.T. Creedon (Democrat)
Jonathan Friedrich (Democrat)
Jesse "Jake" Holder (Democrat)
Shelly M. Shelton (Republican)
Republican win (new seat)
District 11 D +49.90% Olivia Diaz Democratic 2010 2020 Ran for re-election unopposed No filed candidate Democratic hold
District 12 D +15.44% James Ohrenschall Democratic 2006 2016 Ran for re-election and won Troy Warren (Independent American Party of Nevada) Democratic hold
District 13 R +3.85% Paul Anderson Republican 2012 2022 Ran for re-election and won Christine Lynn Kramer (Democrat) Republican hold
District 14 D +37.31% Maggie Carlton Democratic 2010 2020 Ran for re-election and won Jack Brooks (Democrat)
Matthew Yarbrough (Republican)
Democratic hold
District 15 D +33.34% Elliot Anderson Democratic 2010 2020 Ran for re-election and won Benjamin Donlon (Republican)
Roberto S. Juarez (Libertarian)
Democratic hold
District 16 D +30.31% Heidi Swank Democratic 2012 2022 Ran for re-election unopposed No filed candidate Democratic hold
District 17 D +28.37% Tyrone Thompson Democratic Appointed 2013 2024 Ran for re-election and won Patricia "Pat" Little (Independent American Party of Nevada)
Patrick Mendez (Republican)
Democratic hold
District 18 D +26.84% Richard Carrillo Democratic 2010 2020 Ran for re-election and won Amy Beaulieu (Democrat) Democratic hold
District 19 R +2.89% Cresent Hardy Republican 2010 n/a Ran for Nevada's 4th Congressional District and won James Zygadlo (Democrat)
Donald Wayne Hendon (Libertarian)
Laura Bledsoe (Republican)
Chris Edwards (Republican)
Frank Tavares (Republican)
Republican win (new seat)
District 20 D +17.55% Ellen Spiegel Democratic 2008 2020 Ran for re-election and won Carol Linton (Republican) Democratic hold
District 21 D +7.5% Andy Eisen Democratic 2012 2022 Ran for re-election and lost Adam-John Sanacore (Libertarian)
Derek Armstrong (Republican)
Andrew W. Coates (Republican)
Republican gain from Democratic
District 22 R +6.33% Lynn Stewart Republican 2006 2016 Ran for re-election and won Leroy T. Lalley (Independent American Party of Nevada)
Richard Bunce (Republican)
Republican hold
District 23 R +13.2% Melissa Woodbury Republican 2008 2018 Ran for re-election unopposed No filed candidate Republican hold
District 24 D +21.67% David Bobzien Democratic 2006 2016 Ran for re-election unopposed No filed candidate Democratic hold
District 25 R +10.56% Pat Hickey Republican 2010 2020 Ran for re-election and won Rick Fineberg (Republican)
Niklas Putnam (Independent)
Republican hold
District 26 R +15.78% Randy Kirner Republican 2010 2020 Ran for re-election and won Rob Archie (Republican)
Lisa Krasner (Republican)
Republican hold
District 27 D +7.77% Teresa Benitez-Thompson Democratic 2010 2020 Ran for re-election and won Rodney Bloom (Republican)
Rex Crouch (Republican)
Democratic hold
District 28 D +47.37% Lucy Flores Democratic 2010 n/a Ran for Nevada Lt. Governor and lost Edgar Flores (Democrat) Democratic win (new seat)
District 29 D +2.7% Lesley Cohen Democratic Appointed 2012 2022 Appointed ran for election and lost Amy L. Groves (Republican)
Stephen Silberkraus (Republican)
Republican gain from Democratic
District 30 D +12.89% Michael Sprinkle Democratic 2012 2022 Ran for re-election and won Adam Khan (Republican)
Lauren Scott (Republican)
Democratic hold
District 31 R +4.66% Skip Daly Democratic 2010 2020 Ran for re-election and lost Jill Dickman (Republican)
Ron Schmitt (Republican)
Republican gain from Democratic
District 32 R +20.7% Ira Hansen Republican 2010 2020 Ran for re-election and won John Sharp Sampaga (Democratic)
Louis "Wedge" Gabriel (Libertarian)
Republican hold
District 33 R +32.99% John Ellison Republican 2010 2020 Ran for re-election unopposed No filed candidate Republican hold
District 34 D +13.14% William Horne Democratic 2002 2012 Term Limited Gary Fisher (Democrat)
Fayyaz Raja (Democrat)
Sanje Sedera (Democrat)
Meghan Smith (Democrat)
Victoria Seaman (Republican)
Republican win (new seat)
District 35 D +5.56% James Healey Democratic 2012 2022 Ran for re-election and lost Charles J. Clark, Jr. (Democrat)
Michael "Mike" Bajorek (Republican)
Brent A. Jones (Republican)
Republican gain from Democratic
District 36 R +13.23% James Oscarson Republican 2012 2022 Ran for re-election unopposed No filed candidate Republican hold
District 37 R +0.43% Wesley Duncan Republican 2012 2022 Ran for re-election and won Gerald Mackin (Democratic)
Lou Pombo (Libertarian)
Republican hold
District 38 R +25.75% Tom Grady Republican 2002 2012 Term Limited Timothy Fasano (Independent American Party of Nevada)
John O'Connor (Libertarian)
Norm Frey (Republican)
Robin L. Titus (Republican)
Republican win (new seat)
District 39 R +25.48% Jim Wheeler Republican 2012 2022 Ran for re-election and won Al Giodano (Independent American Party of Nevada)
Robin Reedy (Republican)
Republican hold
District 40 R +13.11% Pete Livermore Republican 2010 n/a Retired Dave Cook (Democratic)
John Wagner (Independent American Party of Nevada)
John "Jed" Block (Republican)
Philip "PK" O'Neill (Republican)
Republican win (new seat)
District 41 D +6.76% Paul Aizley Democratic 2008 2018 Ran for re-election and lost Vicki Dooling (Republican) Republican gain from Democratic
District 42 D +24.04% Irene Bustamante Adams Democratic 2010 2020 Ran for re-election and won Howard Scheff (Independent American Party of Nevada) Democratic hold

State Judicial Branch

Supreme Court Seat B

Incumbent Justice Kristina Pickering has filed to run for re-election without any opposition.[16][17]

Supreme Court Seat D

Incumbent Justice Mark Gibbons has filed to run for re-election without any opposition.[16][18]

Ballot Initiatives

Intermediate Appellate Court

Senate Joint Resolution No. 14 of the 76th Session creates an intermediate appellate court between the District Court level and the Nevada Supreme Court. After passing through the 76th Session in 2011 with a vote of 48 in favor, 13 against and two excused,[19][20] and the 77th Session in 2013 with a vote of 61 in favor, none against and two excused,[21][22] Senate Joint Resolution No. 14 will be placed on the 2014 General Election ballot for popular vote to amend the Constitution of Nevada.

The Education Initiative

The Education Initiative was on the 2014 ballot in the state of Nevada as an indirect initiated state statute. The measure seeks to implement a 2 percent margins tax on businesses in the state and requires that the proceeds of the tax be used to fund the operation of public schools in Nevada for kindergarten through grade 12. Initiative Petition No. 1 was forwarded to the Nevada Legislature from the Secretary of State's office after qualifying for the ballot for legislative action. The Legislature did not act on IP No. 1 within the framework pursuant to Article 19, section 2 of the Nevada Constitution and automatically went on the ballot in 2014.[23]

Mining Tax

Senate Joint Resolution No. 15 of the 76th Session proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to remove the separate tax rate and manner of assessing and distributing the tax on mines and the proceeds of mines. After passing through the 76th Session in 2011 with a vote of 40 in favor and 23 against,[24][25] and the 77th Session in 2013 with a vote of 43 in favor, 19 against and one excused,[26][27] Senate Joint Resolution No. 15 will be placed on the 2014 General Election ballot for popular vote to amend the Constitution of Nevada.

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