State Senator (NV-4)

Employer / Organization

Nevada State Senate District 4

Next Election

Nov 03, 2020

Filing Window

Mar 02, 2020 - Mar 13, 2020

Description

A Nevada State Senator serves in the upper house of the bicameral Nevada State Legislature. Nevada has 21 senators, who each represent one district within the state. Each senator represents about 128,598 constituents from their respective districts. Primary responsibilities of a senator include, developing budget packages, making taxation decisions, passing legislation, allocating spending, and redistricting in collaboration with other senators and the house of representatives. Additionally, the senate has the exclusive authority to try officials impeached by the house in addition to authorizing certain executive appointments. Leadership in the senate is guided by the Senate President, who, after being chosen by the majority party caucus, and elected by the entire senate body, is charged with assigning each senator to various committees and leadership positions. A Nevada Senator serves a four-year term, with a limit of three terms. The salary of the position is $146.90 per day (no more than 60 days of session) in addition to a $152/day per diem for every day in session.

Application Guidelines
To file for this position follow these three steps: 1) Contact the Nevada Secretary of State Office to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and that you meet other office specific qualifications. 2) Complete the required candidacy paperwork including petition requirements, a filing fee, campaign finance forms and other office specific requirements. Inquire into primary election details if you plan to run as a partisan candidate. Next file these papers with the county clerk or the Nevada Secretary of State Office, depending on the type of district you plan to run in. If the district encompasses a single part of a county, you will file with the county. If the district has parts of multiple counties you will file with the Nevada Secretary of State Office. If you plan to run as an independent you must gain a stipulated amount of petition signatures that varies by office. These signatures must be submitted to be certified by county clerks or the appropriate election officials 10 business days before the end of the filing window. 3) Submit the filing paperwork with the required signatures or filing fee by the filing window deadline to the applicable election official in order to appear on ballot. The filing window is from the first Monday in March until the second Friday in March. The Nevada Secretary of State's Office, which serves as the point of contact for any questions or concerns, can be reached at (775)-684-5708. If you live in Clark County, the Clark County Registrar of Voters can be reached by phone at (702)-455-6552. It is recommended that any potential candidates read the applicable parts of the County Candidate Guide before attempting to file: http://www.clarkcountynv.gov/election/Documents/2016/CG16.pdf.

Submit application to:
Nevada Secretary of State's Elections Office, 101 North Carson Street, Carson City, Nevada, 89701-3714, US