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The Nevada Senate is the upper house of the Nevada Legislature, the state legislature of U.S. state of Nevadamarker. The Senate consists of 21 members from 19 districts, two of which are multimember. Each senator represented approximately 94,700 people as of the 2000 census, although 2006 Census Bureau estimates suggest an average population of 118,800 per senator. Senators serve four-year terms. Term limits, limiting senators to three 4-year terms (12 years), will take effect in 2010. Seven senators will be termed out in 2010 and five in 2012.

Like other upper houses of state and territorial legislatures and the federal U.S. Senate, the Senate can confirm or reject gubernatorial appointments to the state cabinet, commissions and boards.

The Senate meets at the Nevada State Capitolmarker in Carson Citymarker.


75th Legislature (2009-2010)
Following the 2008 election, Democrats took control of the Nevada Senate for the first time since 1993.
Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Democratic Republican Vacant
End of previous legislature 10 11 21 0
Begin 12 9 21 0
Latest voting share 57.1% 42.9%

Leadership of the Senate

The President of the Senate is the body's highest officer, although they only vote in the case of a tie. The Lieutenant Governor of Nevada serves as Senate President. In their absence, the President Pro Tempore presides and has the power to make commission and committee appointments. The President Pro Tempore is elected to the position by the majority party. The other partisan Senate leadership positions, such as the Majority and Minority leaders, are elected by their respective party caucuses to head their parties in the chamber.

The President of the Senate is Nevada Lieutenant Governor Brian Krolicki of the Republican Party. The President Pro Tempore is Michael Schneider of Clark County District 11 Las Vegasmarker. The Majority Leader is Democrat Steven Horsford of Clark County District 4 (North Las Vegasmarker). The Minority Leader is Republican William Raggio of Washoe County District 3 (Renomarker).

Position Name Party Residence District
President of the Senate/Lieutenant Governor Brian Krolicki Republican
President pro tempore Michael A. Schneider Democratic Las Vegasmarker Clark 11
Majority Leader Steven Horsford Democratic North Las Vegasmarker Clark 4
Assistant Majority Leader Terry John Care Democratic Las Vegas Clark 7
Majority Whip Valerie Wiener Democratic Las Vegas Clark 3
Minority Leader William Raggio Republican Renomarker Washoe 3
Assistant Minority Leader Dennis Nolan Republican Las Vegas Clark 9
Minority Whip Barbara Cegavske Republican Las Vegas Clark 8

Members of the 75th Senate

Name Party Location District
Mark E. Amodei Rep Carson Citymarker Capital
Mike McGinness Rep Fallonmarker Central Nevada
John Jay Lee Dem North Las Vegasmarker Clark 1
Maggie Carlton Dem Las Vegasmarker Clark 2
Valerie Wiener Dem Las Vegas Clark 3
Steven Horsford Dem North Las Vegas Clark 4
Shirley Breeden Dem Hendersonmarker Clark 5
Joyce Woodhouse Dem Henderson Clark 5
Allison Copening Dem Las Vegas Clark 6
Terry John Care Dem Las Vegas Clark 7
David Parks Dem Las Vegas Clark 7
Barbara Cegavske Rep Las Vegas Clark 8
Dennis Nolan Rep Las Vegas Clark 9
Bob Coffin Dem Las Vegas Clark 10
Michael Schneider Dem Las Vegas Clark 11
Warren Hardy Rep Las Vegas Clark 12
Dean Rhoads Rep Tuscaroramarker Rural Nevada
Bernice Mathews Dem Renomarker Washoe 1
Maurice Washington Rep Sparksmarker Washoe 2
William Raggio Rep Reno Washoe 3
Randolph Townsend Rep Reno Washoe 4

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