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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.)

Political Highlights: Nev. Assembly, 1990-94; Nev. secretary of state, 1995-2007; U.S. House of Representatives, 2007-11; U.S. Senate, 2011-present
Born: May 10, 1960; Castro Valley, Calif.
Residence: Carson City
Religion: Mormon
Family: Wife, Lynne Heller; four children
Education: U. of Southern California, B.S. 1985
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2012 (1st full term)
Committee Assignments: Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs (Economic Policy - Chairman; Financial Institutions & Consumer Protection; Housing, Transportation & Community Development); Commerce, Science & Transportation (Aviation Operations, Safety & Security; Communications, Technology, Innovation & the Internet; Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance & Data Security; Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine); Finance (Health Care; Social Security, Pensions & Family Policy - Chairman; Taxation & IRS Oversight); Veterans' Affairs; Special Aging

Election History
2012generalDean Heller (R) 457,65645.9
Shelley Berkley (D) 446,08044.7
David VanderBeek (IA) 48,7924.9
2010generalDean Heller (R) 169,45863.3
Nancy Price (D) 87,42132.7
Russell Best (IA) 10,8294.0
2008generalDean Heller (R) 170,77151.8
Jill Derby (D) 136,54841.4
John Everhart (IA) 11,1793.4
Sean Morse (LIBERT) 5,7401.7
Craig Bergland (GREEN) 5,2821.6
2006generalDean Heller (R) 117,16850.3
Jill Derby (D) 104,59344.9
Daniel Rosen (I) 5,5242.4
James Kroshus (IA) 5,4392.3
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.