Victoria Seaman

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Victoria Seaman
Victoria Seaman-19-Final.jpg
Member of Las Vegas City Council
from the 2nd ward
Assumed office
2019
Preceded bySteve Seroka
Member of the Nevada Assembly
from the 34th district
In office
November 15, 2014 (2014-11-15) – November 9, 2016 (2016-11-09)
Preceded by William Horne
Succeeded by Shannon Bilbray-Axelrod
Personal details
Born Santa Maria, California
Political party Republican
Spouse(s)John
ChildrenTatiana
Residence Las Vegas, Nevada
Alma mater College of Southern Nevada (Associate's degree)
Profession Business broker
Website victoriaseaman.com

Victoria Seaman is a Republican former member of the Nevada Assembly, representing District 34 in Clark County. [1] She served in the 78th session, from 2014–2016. [2] Seaman was the first Republican Latina elected to the Nevada Assembly. [2]

Background and education

Seaman was born in Santa Maria, California. She has an Associate degree in Political Science from the College of Southern Nevada. She also studied at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. [1] She is an entrepreneur who created and managed day spas, and designed and manufactured a high-end product line for estheticians.[ citation needed] She sold those businesses in 2004 and 2009.[ citation needed] She worked as a realtor and a licensed esthetician.[ citation needed] Seaman currently serves as the Ward 2 City Council representative for the city of Las Vegas, but still holds Real Estate and Business Broker licenses in the State of Nevada. [3] She is married and has one child. [1]

Tenure

Seaman was the Assistant Majority Party Whip (South). She was vice chair of the Assembly Commerce and Labor Committee and served on the Judiciary Committee and the Legislative Operations and Elections Committee. [1]

Seaman campaigned against raising taxes in 2014. She voted against the commerce tax and the education initiative during her term in the assembly. [4]

In early March 2015, Seaman voted for a school construction bond supported by Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval and introduced by Senate Republicans. [5] Seaman was removed in December 2014 from the Taxation Committee by Assembly Speaker Designate John Hambrick because she opposed Governor Sandoval's tax plan. [6] [7]

In 2016 Seaman co-sponsored a bill, AB-386, to crack down on squatting. [8]

2016 run for State Senate

Seaman did not seek re-election to the Nevada State Assembly in 2016. Instead, Seaman was the 2016 Republican nominee for District 6 of the Nevada State Senate. [9] Seaman defeated Assemblyman Erv Nelson in the primary on an anti-tax platform. [10] On November 8, 2016, Democrat Nicole Cannizzaro defeated Seaman in the general election, 51 percent to 49 percent. [11]

2018 Congressional election

Seaman entered the race for Nevada's 3rd Congressional District in August 2017, [12] but dropped out of the race in March 2018 after a family friend, Danny Tarkanian entered race. [13]

2019 Las Vegas Ward 2 Councilperson

Victoria Seaman was elected in the June 11, 2019 Special Election to complete the term for Ward 2 that ends in 2021. [3] A special election was called when Councilman Steve Seroka resigned before finishing his term in office. [14]

Electoral history

Special general election for Las Vegas City Council Ward 2 [15]
Party Candidate Votes %
Nonpartisan Victoria Seaman 2,984 39.6%
Nonpartisan Hilarie Grey 2,358 31.3%
Nonpartisan Valerie Weber 1,238 16.4%
Nonpartisan Richard Plaster 464 6.2%
Nonpartisan Patsy Brown 259 3.4%
Nonpartisan Bruce Feher 125 1.7%
Nonpartisan Derrick Penney 58 .8%
Nonpartisan Michael Tomko 54 .7%
Total votes 7,540 100.0%
NV State Senate 06 Race - Nov 08, 2016 [16]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Nicole Cannizzaro 28,733 50.92%
Republican Victoria Seaman 27,697 49.08%
Total votes 56,430 100.0%
NV State Senate 06 - R Primary Race Jun 14, 2016 [17]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Victoria Seaman 3,894 62.79%
Republican Erv Nelson 2,308 37.21%
Total votes 6,202 100.0%
Nevada State Assembly 34 Race - Nov 04, 2014 [18]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Victoria Seaman 6,840 56.23%
Democratic Meghan Smith 5,324 43.77%
Total votes 12,164 100.0%

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Assemblywoman Victoria Seaman" (PDF). Legislator Information. Nevada Assembly. Retrieved 2018-07-05.
  2. ^ a b Dewan, Shaila (November 29, 2014). "G.O.P. Gains by Tapping Democrats' Base for State Candidates". The New York Times. Retrieved March 21, 2015.
  3. ^ a b "City of Las Vegas > Government > Mayor & City Council > Ward 2". lasvegasnevada.gov. Retrieved 2019-08-05.
  4. ^ "Establishment Republicans Facing Strong Opposition in Nevada". Guardian Liberty Voice. 28 March 2016. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  5. ^ Cook, Glen (March 8, 2015). "GOP infighting could derail Sandoval". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved March 21, 2015.
  6. ^ Sebelius, Steve (March 2, 2015). "Premature election?". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved March 21, 2015.
  7. ^ Whaley, Sean (10 December 2014). "Fiore loses leadership of Taxation Committee; alleges 'war on women'". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  8. ^ Segall, Eli (4 April 2016). "Solving the squatter problem in Las Vegas". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  9. ^ "Victoria Seaman - Ballotpedia". Retrieved 2016-11-09.
  10. ^ Lochhead, Colton; Botkin, Ben (15 June 2016). "Nevada primary winners and losers". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  11. ^ BUREAU, SEAN WHALEY and SANDRA CHEREB LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL CAPITAL (2016-11-08). "Democratic Party set to regain control of state Assembly, Senate". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved 2016-11-09.
  12. ^ Snyder, Riley (August 3, 2017). "Expanding field of Congressional District 3 candidates gets another challenger - former Assemblywoman Victoria Seaman". The Nevada Independent. Retrieved August 3, 2017.
  13. ^ Lochhead, Colton (March 22, 2018). "Republican Victoria Seaman withdraws from congressional race". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  14. ^ "Las Vegas City Councilman Steve Seroka resigns". Las Vegas Review-Journal. 2019-03-05. Retrieved 2019-08-05.
  15. ^ "Victoria Seaman". Ballotpedia. Retrieved 13 October 2019.
  16. ^ "NV State Senate 06". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 21 April 2018.
  17. ^ "NV State Senate 06 - R Primary". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 21 April 2018.
  18. ^ "NV State Assembly 34". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 21 April 2018.

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