2018 Nevada elections

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The Nevada general election, 2018 was held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 throughout Nevada.

United States Senate[edit]

Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Dean Heller ran for re-election to a second term and lost to Democratic U.S. Representative Jacky Rosen.[1]

United States Senate election in Nevada, 2018[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jacky Rosen 490,071 50.4
Republican Dean Heller (incumbent) 441,202 45.4
n/a None of These Candidates 15,303 1.6
Independent Barry Michaels 9,269 1.0
Libertarian Tim Hagan 9,196 0.9
Independent American Kamau Bakari 7,091 0.7
Total votes 972,132 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

United States House of Representatives[edit]

All of Nevada's four seats in the United States House of Representatives were up for election in 2018.

Governor[edit]

Incumbent Republican Governor Brian Sandoval was term-limited for life and could not run for re-election to a third term in office.

Nevada gubernatorial election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Steve Sisolak 480,007 49.4
Republican Adam Laxalt 440,320 45.3
n/a None of These Candidates 18,865 1.9
Independent Ryan Bundy 13,891 1.4
Independent American Russell Best 10,076 1.0
Libertarian Jared Lord 8,640 0.9
Total votes 971,799 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

Lieutenant governor[edit]

Incumbent Republican Lieutenant Governor Mark Hutchison did not run for re-election to a second term.[3]

Democratic primary[edit]

Former State Treasurer Kate Marshall won the Democratic nomination.[4]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kate Marshall 93,758 67.3
Democratic Laurie Hansen 30,698 22.0
Democratic None of These Candidates 14,915 10.7
Total votes 139,371 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

State Senate Minority Leader and former State Senate Majority Leader Michael Roberson won the Republican nomination.[5]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Michael Roberson 63,656 46.2
Republican Brent Jones 24,892 18.1
Republican None of These Candidates 17,213 12.5
Republican Eugene Hoover 15,913 11.6
Republican Gary Meyers 9,149 6.6
Republican Scott LaFata 6,851 5.0
Total votes 137,674 100.0

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Michael
Roberson (R)
Kate
Marshall (D)
Other Undecided
Gravis Marketing September 11–12, 2018 700 ± 3.7% 35% 45% 20%
Suffolk University September 5–10, 2018 500 ± 4.4% 26% 29% 13%[6] 31%
Gravis Marketing June 23–26, 2018 630 ± 3.9% 36% 45% 19%
The Mellman Group April 12–19, 2018 600 ± 4.0% 27% 40% 33%

Results[edit]

Nevada lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kate Marshall 486,381 50.3
Republican Michael Roberson 421,697 43.7
Independent American Janine Hansen 23,893 2.5
n/a None of These Candidates 23,537 2.4
Independent Ed Uehling 10,435 1.1
Total votes 965,943 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

Attorney general[edit]

Incumbent Republican Attorney General Adam Laxalt did not run for re-election to a second term and instead ran unsuccessfully for governor.[7]

Democratic primary[edit]

Declared[edit]

Declined[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Aaron Ford 94,664 68.0
Democratic Stuart MacKie 26,610 19.1
Democratic None of These Candidates 17,922 12.9
Total votes 139,196 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Assistant State Attorney General Wesley Duncan ran for the Republican nomination and won.[11] U.S. Representative Mark Amodei previously expressed interest in running if Laxalt did not run, but he announced that he will not run regardless of Laxalt's plans.[12][13] Craig Mueller, former naval officer, and veteran lawyer who has lived in Las Vegas for over 40 years also ran for the Republican nomination and lost.[14]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Wesley Duncan 82,427 59.8
Republican Craig Mueller 43,346 31.4
Republican None of These Candidates 12,103 8.8
Total votes 137,876 100.0

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Wesley
Duncan (R)
Aaron
Ford (D)
Other Undecided
Suffolk University September 5–10, 2018 500 ± 4.4% 28% 30% 12%[15] 29%
The Mellman Group April 12–19, 2018 600 ± 4.0% 27% 36% 37%

Results[edit]

Nevada Attorney General election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Aaron Ford 456,225 47.2
Republican Wesley Duncan 451,692 46.8
Independent American Joel Hansen 32,259 3.3
n/a None of These Candidates 25,577 2.7
Total votes 965,753 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

Secretary of State[edit]

Incumbent Republican Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske ran for re-election to a second term.[16][17]

Democratic primary[edit]

Declared[edit]

Declined[edit]

Republican primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Barbara Cegavske (incumbent) 85,335 62.5
Republican Ernest Aldridge 36,489 26.7
Republican None of These Candidates 14,609 10.7
Total votes 136,433 100.0

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Barbara
Cegavske (R)
Nelson
Araujo (D)
Undecided
Gravis Marketing September 11–12, 2018 700 ± 3.7% 40% 40% 20%
Gravis Marketing June 23–26, 2018 630 ± 3.9% 36% 37% 26%
The Mellman Group April 12–19, 2018 600 ± 4.0% 31% 36% 33%

Results[edit]

Nevada Secretary of State election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Barbara Cegavske (incumbent) 467,880 48.9
Democratic Nelson Araujo 461,551 48.3
n/a None of These Candidates 27,200 2.8
Total votes 956,631 100.0
Republican hold

Treasurer[edit]

Incumbent Republican State Treasurer Dan Schwartz did not run for re-election to a second term and instead ran unsuccessfully for governor.[21]

Democratic primary[edit]

Declared
Declined

Republican primary[edit]

Former Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Beers is running.[23]

Derek Uehara, a certified financial planner and former Henderson City Council candidate[24]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Beers 91,543 66.8
Republican Derek Uehara 32,402 23.7
Republican None of These Candidates 13,060 9.5
Total votes 137,674 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Nevada State Treasurer election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Zach Conine 459,874 47.7
Republican Bob Beers 453,748 47.1
n/a None of These Candidates 27,431 2.8
Independent Bill Hoge 23,146 2.4
Total votes 964,199 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

Controller[edit]

Incumbent Republican Controller Ron Knecht lost re-election to a second term.[25]

Democratic primary[edit]

Declared
Declined

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Nevada State Controller election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Catherine Byrne 487,068 50.6
Republican Ron Knecht (incumbent) 445,099 46.2
n/a None of These Candidates 30,500 3.2
Total votes 962,667 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

State Legislature[edit]

Nevada Senate[edit]

Eleven out of twenty-one seats in the Nevada Senate were up for election in 2018.

Nevada Assembly[edit]

All 42 seats in the Nevada Assembly were up for election in 2018.

State Judicial Branch[edit]

Supreme Court Seat C[edit]

Incumbent Justice Michael Cherry, who has served on the Nevada Supreme Court since 2007, did not run for re-election to a third term.[27]

Candidates[edit]

  • Elissa Cadish, Clark County District Judge[27]
  • Jerry Tao, Court of Appeals Judge[27]
  • Alan Lefebvre, Las Vegas attorney[27]
  • Leon Aberasturi, Lyon County District Judge[27]
  • John Rutledge, Carson City attorney who unsuccessfully ran for governor as a Democrat in 2014[27]

Supreme Court Seat F[edit]

Incumbent Justice Michael L. Douglas, who has served on the Nevada Supreme Court since 2004, pledged to retire in January 2019.[28]

Court of Appeals Chief Judge Abbi Silver ran for the seat unopposed.[27]

Supreme Court Seat G[edit]

Incumbent Justice Lidia S. Stiglich, who has served on the Nevada Supreme Court since 2017, was eligible to run for a first full term.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lesniewski, Niels (December 29, 2016). "Dean Heller Not Running for Governor of Nevada". Roll Call. Retrieved January 4, 2017.
  2. ^ http://www.silverstateelection.com/USSenate/index.shtml
  3. ^ Rindels, Michelle (August 18, 2017). "Nevada Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchison announces he won't seek re-election; field for replacement still shaping up". The Nevada Independent. Retrieved September 13, 2017.
  4. ^ Valley, Jackie (September 13, 2017). "Former state Treasurer Kate Marshall announces her bid for lieutenant governor". The Nevada Independent. Retrieved September 13, 2017.
  5. ^ Valley, Jackie (August 21, 2017). "Republican state Senate leader Michael Roberson jumps into race for lieutenant governor". The Nevada Independent. Retrieved September 13, 2017.
  6. ^ "None of these" with 5%, Janine Hansen (AI) with 5%, Ed Uehling (I) with 3%
  7. ^ Rindels, Michelle (November 1, 2017). "Attorney General Adam Laxalt, a rising Republican favorite, officially enters 2018 gubernatorial race". The Nevada Independent. Retrieved November 2, 2017.
  8. ^ Snyder, Riley (September 12, 2017). "Democratic Senate Leader Aaron Ford announces attorney general bid, setting up likely race to replace Laxalt". The Nevada Independent. Retrieved September 12, 2017.
  9. ^ Snyder, Riley (April 24, 2017). "If Laxalt runs for governor, Wes Duncan says he's running for attorney general". The Nevada Independent. Retrieved May 9, 2017.
  10. ^ Lochhead, Colton (August 16, 2017). "Clark County DA Steve Wolfson announces re-election bid". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved August 16, 2017.
  11. ^ Rindels, Michelle; Snyder, Riley (November 2, 2017). "Republican Wes Duncan, former Laxalt deputy, jumps into attorney general's race". The Nevada Independent. Retrieved November 2, 2017.
  12. ^ Hagar, Ray (August 5, 2015). "Hagar: Amodei wants to be Nevada governor - if Heller doesn't". Reno Gazette-Journal. Retrieved August 6, 2015.
  13. ^ Pathe, Simone (April 27, 2017). ".@MarkAmodeiNV2 says he's not interested in NV AG but hasn't decided if he's running for re-election. @SharronAngle is primarying him". Twitter. Retrieved May 9, 2017.
  14. ^ "Home - Craig Mueller for Nevada". Craig Mueller for Nevada. Retrieved 2018-03-23.
  15. ^ "None of these" with 2%, Joel Hansen (AI) with 10%
  16. ^ Snyder, Riley (January 27, 2017). "Barbara Cegavske says she's running for re-election". The Nevada Independent. Retrieved January 27, 2017.
  17. ^ a b c Rindels, Michelle (July 31, 2017). "As potential challengers emerge, Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske 'absolutely running' again". The Nevada Independent. Retrieved July 31, 2017.
  18. ^ a b Rindels, Michelle (September 18, 2017). "Democratic Assemblyman Nelson Araujo enters secretary of state race, Spearman withdraws from consideration". The Nevada Independent. Retrieved September 21, 2017.
  19. ^ Ralston, Jon (November 28, 2016). "Politics: Pol positioning". Nevada Public Radio. Retrieved January 3, 2017.
  20. ^ Rindels, Michelle (September 14, 2017). "As Delgado decides against secretary of state bid, sources say Araujo will run". The Nevada Independent. Retrieved September 21, 2017.
  21. ^ Rindels, Michelle (September 5, 2017). "Republican Dan Schwartz, Nevada's maverick treasurer, jumps into governor's race". The Nevada Independent. Retrieved September 5, 2017.
  22. ^ https://www.reviewjournal.com/news/politics-and-government/nevada/second-democrat-files-for-nevada-treasurer-race/
  23. ^ a b c Rindels, Michelle (August 10, 2017). "Republican former Vegas councilman, lawmaker Bob Beers announces run for state treasurer". The Nevada Independent. Retrieved September 13, 2017.
  24. ^ https://www.reviewjournal.com/news/politics-and-government/nevada/ex-henderson-city-council-candidate-to-run-for-nevada-treasurer/
  25. ^ "Knecht to seek another office term". Nevada Appeal. October 30, 2017. Retrieved November 2, 2017.
  26. ^ Lochhead, Colton (August 13, 2017). "2018 campaign season is heating up in Nevada". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved September 13, 2017.
  27. ^ a b c d e f g https://www.reviewjournal.com/news/news-columns/jane-ann-morrison/judge-lands-nevada-supreme-court-seat-after-no-one-else-files/
  28. ^ Ritter, Ken (December 4, 2017). "Nevada Supreme Court justices Douglas, Cherry to retire". Retrieved January 21, 2018.

External links[edit]

Official Lieutenant Governor campaign websites
Official Attorney General campaign websites
Official Secretary of State campaign websites
Official State Treasurer campaign websites
Official State Controller campaign websites