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Rep. Shelley Berkley (D-Nev.)

District: 1st District
Political Highlights: Nev. Assembly, 1983-85; University and Community College System of Nevada Board of Regents, 1990-98
Born: Jan. 20, 1951; Manhattan, N.Y.
Residence: Las Vegas
Religion: Jewish
Family: Husband, Larry Lehrner; two children, two stepchildren
Education: U. of Nevada, Las Vegas, B.A. 1972; U. of San Diego, J.D. 1976
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1998 (7th term)
Committee Assignments: Ways & Means (Social Security; Tax Policy)

Election History
2012generalDean Heller (R) 457,65645.9
Shelley Berkley (D) 446,08044.7
David VanderBeek (IA) 48,7924.9
2010generalShelley Berkley (D) 103,24661.7
Kenneth Wegner (R) 58,99535.3
Jonathan Hansen (IA) 2,8471.7
Edward Klapproth (LIBERT) 2,1181.3
2008generalShelley Berkley (D) 154,86067.6
Kenneth Wegner (R) 64,83728.3
Caren Alexander (IA) 4,6972.1
Raymond Duensing (LIBERT) 4,5282.0
2006generalShelley Berkley (D) 85,02564.8
Kenneth Wegner (R) 40,91731.2
Raymond Duensing (LIBERT) 2,8432.2
Darnell Roberts (IA) 2,3391.8
2004generalShelley Berkley (D) 133,56966.0
Russ Mickelson (R) 63,00531.1
Raymond Duensing (LIBERT) 5,8622.9
2002generalShelley Berkley (D) 64,31253.7
Lynette Boggs-McDonald (R) 51,14842.7
Steven Dempsey (I) 2,8612.4
W. Startin (GR) 1,3931.2
2000generalShelley Berkley (D) 118,46951.7
Jon Porter (R) 101,27644.2
Charles Schneider (LIBERT) 4,0111.8
Christopher Hansen (IA) 3,9331.7
Swannie Swenson (CITFIRST) 1,5460.7
1998generalShelley Berkley (D) 79,31549.2
Don Chairez (R) 73,54045.7
James Burns (LIBERT) 5,2923.3
Jess Howe (IA) 2,9351.8
Roll Call Vitals


Nevada is 48th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.