|17th Secretary of State of Nevada|
|Assumed office |
January 5, 2015
|Preceded by||Ross Miller|
|Member of the Nevada Senate|
from the 8th district
|Preceded by||Mark James|
|Succeeded by||Patricia Farley|
|Member of the Nevada Assembly|
from the 5th district
|Preceded by||Jeannine Stroth|
|Succeeded by||Valerie Weber|
Barbara Katherine Dickman
August 27, 1951
Faribault, Minnesota, U.S.
|Education||College of Southern Nevada (BA)|
Barbara Katherine Cegavske (née Dickman; born August 27, 1951) is an American businesswoman and politician. She was a Republican member of the Nevada Senate, representing Clark County District 8 (map) from 2002 to 2014. Previously, she served in the Nevada Assembly from 1996 to 2001. According to her legislative biography, she was educated at Mayo High School in Rochester, Minnesota, and at Clark County Community College (now known as the College of Southern Nevada) in Las Vegas. With her husband, Tim, she was a 7-11 convenience store franchisee for thirteen years before seeking political office.
Cegavske ran for Secretary of State of Nevada in 2014 and won against the term limited incumbent state treasurer Kate Marshall. She supports Voter ID laws and opposes same-day voter registration and voting. Following the 2018 elections after defeating Nelson Araujo, she is currently the only Republican holding statewide elected office in Nevada. She and Wesley Duncan (who lost to Aaron Ford) were the only Republicans to win Washoe County by a slim margin and not Clark County.
Cegavske was elected in 1996 to the Nevada Assembly from the Clark County 5th District.
|Nevada State Assembly, Clark District 5 Primary Election, 1996|
|Nevada State Assembly, Clark District 5 General Election, 1996|
|Republican||Kenneth A. Wegner||5,069||21|
|Republican||Mike Dela Rosa||370||1.53|
|Republican||Robert X. Leeds||165||0.68|
|None of These Candidates||None of These Candidates||18,799||3.46||-6.14|
|Republican gain from Democratic||Swing||+20.17|
- "Her introduction to the free-market system proved to be valuable first-hand knowledge when she and her husband Tim became owners of a 7-Eleven franchise. Over the course of 13 years, the Cegavskes faced daily challenges but also experienced the rewards of employing fellow Nevadans and contributing to the state’s economy." http://nvsos.gov/sos/sos-information/office-facts/about-barbara
- "State Chairmen". American Legislative Exchange Council. Archived from the original on April 1, 2012. Retrieved May 19, 2012.
- Myers, Laura (September 26, 2014). "Cegavske backs voter ID law for Nevada". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved September 30, 2014.
- "1998-Nevada General Election". Secretary of State of Nevada. November 1998. Retrieved January 14, 2013.
- "2000-Nevada General Election". Secretary of State of Nevada. November 2000. Retrieved January 14, 2013.
- "2002-Nevada Primary Election". Secretary of State of Nevada. November 2002. Retrieved January 14, 2013.
- "2002-Nevada General Election". Secretary of State of Nevada. November 2002. Retrieved January 14, 2013.
- "2006-Nevada Primary Election". Secretary of State of Nevada. November 2006. Retrieved January 14, 2013.
- "2006-Nevada General Election". Secretary of State of Nevada. November 2006. Retrieved January 14, 2013.
- "2010-Nevada General Election". Secretary of State of Nevada. November 2010. Retrieved January 14, 2013.
- "2012-Nevada Primary Election". Secretary of State of Nevada. November 2012. Retrieved January 14, 2013.
- Official website
- Nevada State Legislature – Senator Barbara Cegavske –official government website
- Appearances on C-SPAN
- Project Vote Smart – Senator Barbara Cegavske (NV) profile
- Follow the Money – Barbara Cegavske
| Secretary of State of Nevada