2018 Gubernatorial Race: State: Nevada ( Steve Sisolak v Adam Laxalt )


Race Status

RESULT: Steve Sisolak (Dem)

Strong Dem
INCUMBENT PARTY: Rep last updated: 10-15-2018
Key Dates
Filing Deadline: 03/16/2018
Primaries: 06/12/2018
General Election: 11/06/2018

Race Status History
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Democratic Candidate

Dem Candidate

Steve Sisolak

WINNER: Steve Sisolak (Share of Vote: 50.03% )
John Bonaventura (Share of Vote: 2.99% )
Chris Giunchigliani (Share of Vote: 38.86% )
Henry Thorns (Share of Vote: 1.90% )

Rep Candidate

Republican Candidate
Adam Laxalt

WINNER: Adam Laxalt (Share of Vote: 71.49% )
Jared Fisher (Share of Vote: 4.71%)
Dan Schwartz (Share of Vote: 9.09% )

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Current Gubernatorial Scoreboard
Bottom Line

It’s been 20 years since Democrats have held the Governorship in Nevada, but it’s far from clear that the streak will continue. State Attorney General Adam Laxalt is the early frontrunner for the GOP nomination. Mike Pence and many Republican Governors have already endorsed Laxalt. The Democrats expect a competitive primary between Chris Giunchigliani and Steve Sisolak. Both are Clark County Commissioners.

2018 Nevada Data Card
Nevada Demographics
Demographic State Nation
Gender 50.1% Male
49.9% Female
51% Female
Race/Ethnicity 49.9% White/Caucasian
25.2% White/Hispanic
9.6% Black/African American
61% White
18% Hispanic
12% Black
5% Asian
2% Two or More
1% Native
Language Other than Eng at Home 30.0% 21.1%
High School Grad Rate 86.1% 87.5%
College Grad Rate 23.5% 31.3%
Per Capita Income $28,117 $31,128
Unemployment 4.7% 4.1
Median Age 37.9 37.9
Population 2940058 325.7 mil
Square Miles 109781.2 3,796,742
Population per SqMi 126.8 185.8
People per Household 2.8 2.7
Foreign Born 20.0% 13.5%
Veteran 9.2% 7.4%
Geographic Mobility 17.4% 14.6%
Data Credits
State: www.census.gov
State/Miscellaneous: BALLOTPEDIA State Profile