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General Election 2012 Results for Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County

Winners in the 2012 General Election

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2010 General Mid-Term Elections in Washoe County, Nevada

2010 General Mid-Term Elections in Washoe County, Nevada.

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Early Voting Results in Washoe County and Nevada

Early voting ended on Friday, November 2. According to figures released by the Nevada Secretary of State and updated on November 3, here are the combined numbers, and percent of total registered voters, for both early voting and absent / mail - in ballots.

  • Washoe County Democrats - 51,753 (21.43%)
  • Washoe County Republicans - 52,342 (21.68%)
  • Washoe County Other - 24,862 (10.30%)
  • Washoe County Total - 128,957 (53%)

There are 1,257,621 active registered voters throughout Nevada. Here are the numbers for both early voting and absent / mail - in ballots.

  • Nevada Democrats - 307,877 (24.48%)
  • Nevada Republicans - 259,913 (20.67%)
  • Nevada Other - 134,055 (10.66%)
  • Nevada Total - 701,845 (56%)

Washoe County and Nevada 2012 General Election Results

I've listed 2012 General Election results of races closest to Reno / Tahoe and northern Nevada. For more details, official results, and information about other races throughout Nevada, refer to these sources. Note that final totals and results may not be completed until several days after the election.

Partisan Candidates in the 2012 General Election

For partisan offices, political party affiliation is designated next to the candidate's name. No designation is given for candidates in non-partisan races.

  • DEM - Democratic Party
  • REP - Republican Party
  • IAP - Independent American Party
  • LIB - Libertarian Party
  • IND - Independent

Reno City Council General Election

Seats on the Reno City Council are non-partisan. There were no incumbents running - all incumbents were either term limited out or chose not to seek re-election. Our winners are all new City Council members starting their first terms.

Ward 1

  • Brekhus, Jenny - 39,539 (58.26%)
  • Carter, Bernie - 28,332 (41.74%)
Ward 3
  • Delgado, Oscar - 42,334 (59.95%)
  • Young, Cliff J. - 28,280 (40.05%)
Ward 5
  • Jardon, Neoma - 37,909 (53.50%)
  • Jung, Kitty K. - 32,949 (46.50%)
At-Large
  • Schieve, Hillary - 37,261 (53.17%)
  • Ward, David - 32,813 (46.83%)

President and Vice - President of the United States

President Obama won Nevada. The figures given below are for Washoe County.

  • Obama, Barack - Biden, Joe (incumbents) (DEM) - 85,310 (51.25%)
  • Romney, Mitt - Ryan, Paul (REP) - 77,630 (46.64%)
  • Goode, Virgil - Clymer, Jim (IAP) - 471 (0.28%)
  • Johnson, Gary - Gray, James P. (LIB) - 2,124 (1.28%)

U.S. Senate

  • Heller, Dean (incumbent) (REP) - 454,856 (45.90%)
  • Berkley, Shelley (DEM) - 443,046 (44.71%)
  • VanderBeek, David Lory (IAP) - 48,358 (4.88%)

U.S. Representative, District 2

  • Amodei, Mark (incumbent) (REP) - 161,915(57.70%)
  • Best, Russell (IAP) - 6,006 (2.14%)
  • Haines, Michael L. (IND) - 11,082 (3.95%)
  • Koepnick, Samuel (DEM) - 101,594 (36.21%)

Nevada State Senate, District 13

  • Smith, Debbie (DEM) - 25.975 (64.73%)
  • Martin, Kathy (REP) - 14,151 (35.27%)

Nevada State Senate, District 15

  • Brower, Greg (REP) - 29,352 (50.23%)
  • Leslie, Sheila (DEM) - 29,086 (49.77%)

Nevada State Assembly, District 24

  • Bobzien, David (DEM) - 12,823 (68.07%)
  • Waterman, Heidi (REP) - 6,015 (31.93%)

Nevada State Assembly, District 25

  • Hickey, Pat (REP) - unopposed

Nevada State Assembly, District 26

  • Kirner, Randy (REP) - 19,926 (60.75%)
  • Petzak, Rodney R. (DEM) - 12,872 (39.25%)

Nevada State Assembly, District 27

  • Benitez-Thompson,Teresa (DEM) - 14,160 (57.76%)
  • Taber, Tom (REP) - 10,356 (42.24%)

Nevada State Assembly, District 30

  • Sprinkle, Michael (DEM) - 12,094 (57.01%)
  • Lightfoot, Ken (REP) - 9,118 (42.99%)

Nevada State Assembly, District 31

  • Daly, Richard "Skip" (DEM) - 14,540 (52.00%)
  • Espinosa, David (REP) - 13,422 (48.00%)

Nevada State Assembly, District 32

  • Hansen, Ira (REP) - unopposed

Nevada State Assembly, District 40

  • Livermore, Pete (REP) - 15,914 (57.77%)
  • Dunn, Rich (DEM) - 11,634 (42.24%)

Washoe County Commissioner - District 1

  • Berkbigler, Marsha (REP) - 18,821 (52.23%)
  • Diss, Andrew (DEM) - 17,216 (47.77%)

Washoe County Commissioner - District 4

  • Hartung, Vaughn (REP) - unopposed

Non-Partisan Offices and Candidates

The following offices are nonpartisan. Some offices where the incumbent was unopposed are not included, nor are several lesser, very local races. For a complete list of everything, go to the Washoe County Registrar of Voters Election Results Information page.

District Court Judge, Department 9

  • Freeman, Scott N. - 78,090 (52.55%)
  • Dunlap, Cal - 70,521 (47.45%)

State Board of Education, District 2

  • Cook, Dave - 70,521 (47.45%)
  • Clontz, Donna - 65,134 (47.33%)

Regent - University of Nevada, District 9

  • Knecht, Ron - 2,930 (60.88%)
  • Mackedon, Michon - 1,883 (39.12%)

School Board Trustee, District A

  • Ruggerio, Lisa - 19,696 (60.83%)
  • Richardson, Dale - 12,681 (39.17%)

School Board Trustee, District D

  • Rosenberg, Howard - 14,233 (54.35%)
  • Grein, Ken - 11,953 (45.65%)

School Board Trustee, District E

  • Aiazzi, David L. - 13,736 (50.91%)
  • Nicolet, Diane - 13,245 (49.09%)

Reno Justice of the Peace - Department 1

  • Lynch, Patricia A. - 54,140 (58.89%)
  • Shannon, Greg - 37,789 41.11%

Reno Justice of the Peace - Department 6

  • Hascheff, Pierre A. - 59,122 (64.32%)
  • Waldron, Gemma Greene - 32,793 (35.68%)

Gerlach / Wadsworth Justice of the Peace

  • Graham, Terry L. - 289 (65.98%)
  • Copeland, Ralph R. - 149 (34.02%)

Supreme Court Justice, Seat C

  • Cherry, Michael A.

Supreme Court Justice, Seat F

  • Douglas, Michael L.

Supreme Court Justice, Seat G

  • Saitta, Nancy M.

Sources: Washoe County Registrar of Voters, Nevada Secretary of State.

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