Nevada Overview

Redistricting Process: Article IV, Section 5 of the Nevada Constitution gives control of redistricting to the legislature, subject to the governor’s veto. The Joint Standing Rules of the Legislature stipulate that the Committee of Government Affairs in the Senate and the Committee on Elections, Procedures, and Ethics in the House take up redistricting legislation, respectively. Moreover, these rules direct the committees to consider compactness and community boundaries, as well as comply with the Voting Rights Act.

Governor: Republican Brian Sandoval

Legislature: Democrats control both chambers.

Number of Congressional Seats in 2011: 4 (+1 since 2010)

2011 Ideal District Population: 675,138

Link to Nevada Redistricting and Reapportionment Legislative Commission

Current District by District Politics and Demographics

1st District- Democrat Shelley Berkley

2010 Congressional Results: Berkley 62%

2008 Congressional Results: Berkley 68%

2006 Congressional Results: Berkley 65%

2004 Congressional Results: Berkley 66%

2008 Presidential Results: McCain 34% Obama 64%

2004 Presidential Results: Bush 41% Kerry 57%

District Population: 820,134

Over/Under Populated by: 144,996 (Nevada is gaining a seat)

White Population: 322,853

African American Population: 109,090

Hispanic Population: 305,115

See more demographic information from the 2010 Census for the 1st District.

2nd District- Republican Dean Heller

2010 Congressional Results: Heller 63%

2008 Congressional Results: Heller 52%

2006 Congressional Results: Heller 50%

2004 Congressional Results: Jim Gibbons (R) 67%

2008 Presidential Results: McCain 49% Obama 49%

2004 Presidential Results: Bush 57% Kerry 41%

District Population: 836,562

Over/Under Populated by: 161,424 (Nevada is gaining a seat)

White Population: 570,885

African American Population: 22,585

Hispanic Population: 171,063

See more demographic information from the 2010 Census for the 2nd District.

3rd District- Republican Joe Heck

2010 Congressional Results: Heck 48%

2008 Congressional Results: Dina Titus (D) 47%

2006 Congressional Results: Jon Porter (R) 48%

2004 Congressional Results: Porter 54%

2008 Presidential Results: McCain 43% Obama 55%

2004 Presidential Results: Bush 50% Kerry 49%

District Population: 1,043,855

Over/Under Populated by: 368,717 (Nevada is gaining a seat)

White Population: 568,343

African American Population: 76,383

Hispanic Population: 240,323

See more demographic information from the 2010 Census for the 3rd District.

*In some browsers, the link to the 2010 Census page may link to a table
of demographics for several states as opposed to the districts for the
specific state. If this occurs, click the “Back to Search” link at the
top of the page and then click on the arrow next to “Geographies” in
the left column.  Select “All Congressional Districts within Nevada”
and then close the box. Click on the link for “Race, Hispanic or
Latino, Age and Housing Occupancy: 2010” and the correct table should

Redistricting Process taken from Rose Institute study “Redistricting in America.”