Senator Pat Spearman

Chief Majority Whip
Party: Democratic

Legislative Service

  • Co-Majority Whip, 2019
  • Nevada Senate, 2012 - Present (first elected November 2012)

Other Public Service

  • United States Army Military Police Corp, 1977-2007
  • Kentucky Colonel, 2004
  • Member, 17th Congressional District Selection Committee for Military Academies, 1992-1996
  • President, San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District, 1991-1994
  • Board of Directors, Hays County United Way, 1990-1994
  • Chair, Texas Region 6 Health and Human Services, 1984-1986


  • The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries International
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
  • Stonewall Democratic Club of Southern Nevada


  • Walden University, Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
  • University of Idaho Legislative Energy Horizon Institute Energy Policy Planning Program
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Executive Leadership Academy
  • Norfolk State University, B.S.
  • Seminary of the Southwest, Master of Divinity, Austin, Texas
  • Military Police Officer Basic and Advance Course
  • Department of Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute, Certified Equal Opportunity Manager
  • U.S. Army Command and General Staff College


Occupation: Retired Soldier; Ordained Minister
Recreation: Playing and listening to music, reading, spending time with family, meeting people and traveling
Born: 1955 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Primary Sponsor

SCR2 Honors former State Senator Allison Copening for her advocacy for organ donation and expresses the support of the Nevada Legislature for the development of a transplant institute. (BDR R-66)
SCR5 Urges certain actions to address the public health crisis in Nevada. (BDR R-966)
SJR8* Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to guarantee equal rights. (BDR C-1278)
SCR10 Directs the Legislative Committee on Energy to conduct an interim study concerning the development of hydrogen, vanadium and lithium as energy resources in this State. (BDR R-523)
AJR10 Proposes to amend the Ordinance of the Nevada Constitution and the Nevada Constitution to remove language authorizing the use of slavery and involuntary servitude as a criminal punishment. (BDR C-496)
SJR11 Urges Congress to ratify the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women. (BDR R-969)
SB109 Revises provisions relating to the collection of certain information by governmental agencies. (BDR 19-95)
SB110 Revises provisions relating to businesses engaged in the development of emerging technologies. (BDR 18-447)
SB115 Revises provisions relating to the confidentiality of certain personal information of certain persons. (BDR 20-605)
SB116 Revises provisions relating to mental health. (BDR 39-12)
AB121 Revises certain provisions relating to elections. (BDR 24-774)
SB123 Revises provisions relating to the Nevada Silver Haired Legislative Forum. (BDR 38-6)
SB124 Revises provisions governing the eligibility of certain convicted persons for public assistance. (BDR 38-656)
AB138 Revises provisions governing the eligibility of certain convicted persons for public assistance. (BDR 38-760)
AB143 Establishes provisions concerning victims of human trafficking. (BDR 16-856)
SB144 Revises provisions relating to common-interest communities. (BDR 10-565)
SB145 Revises provisions relating to financial institutions. (BDR 55-481)
AB151 Revises provisions relating to offenses. (BDR 14-776)
SB163 Provides for the issuance of special license plates to support the Divine Nine. (BDR 43-1018)
SB174 Revises provisions relating to juvenile justice. (BDR 5-874)
SB187 Makes various changes relating to the solitary confinement of offenders. (BDR 16-170)
SB188 Establishes programs for certain persons of low-income and certain children. (BDR 38-711)
AB230 Revises provisions relating to juvenile justice. (BDR 5-791)
SB240 Requires hospitals to submit a report concerning certain charges. (BDR 40-5)
SB267 Authorizes the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, to conduct a study concerning diversity and equality in the workplace. (BDR S-461)
SB297 Revises provisions relating to agriculture. (BDR 22-480)
AB301 Revises provisions governing motor vehicles. (BDR 58-696)
SB302 Revises provisions relating to governmental administration. (BDR 18-171)
SB303 Revises provisions relating to professions. (BDR 54-669)
AB327 Requires certain mental health professionals to complete continuing education relating to cultural competency. (BDR 54-175)
SB341 Revises provisions relating to health care. (BDR 40-62)
AB366 Revises provisions governing mental health records. (BDR 54-456)
AB371 Enacts provisions governing discrimination based on race. (BDR 34-697)
SB399 Establishes provisions relating to employment. (BDR 7-441)
SB420 Revises provisions relating to health insurance. (BDR 57-251)


SCR1 Urges employers in this State to provide personal protective equipment to employees to prevent the spread of COVID-19. (BDR R-189)
SCR3 Memorializes former state Senator Joseph M. Neal, Jr. (BDR R-901)
SR5 Inducts David R. Parks into the Senate Hall of Fame. (BDR R-1165)
SR6 Inducts Mark Amodei into the Senate Hall of Fame. (BDR R-1164)
ACR6 Memorializes former Assemblyman and Senator Alan H. Glover. (BDR R-1158)
SCR12 Celebrates the sister-state relationship between the State of Nevada and Taiwan, which continues to enhance trade, educational and cultural relations. (BDR R-1151)
SCR14 Memorializes former District Court Judge Don P. Chairez. (BDR R-1140)
SB96 Makes various changes relating to services provided to persons with autism spectrum disorders. (BDR 38-89)
SB122 Requires certain health and safety training for certain employees of cannabis establishments. (BDR 53-663)
SB143 Revises provisions relating to the care of children. (BDR 15-721)
SB168 Revises provisions relating to cannabis. (BDR 56-135)
AB182 Revises the elements of the crime of advancing prostitution. (BDR 15-744)
SB190 Provides for the dispensing of self-administered hormonal contraceptives. (BDR 54-3)
SB203 Revises provisions relating to civil actions involving certain sexual offenses. (BDR 2-577)
SB211 Establishes requirements relating to testing for sexually transmitted diseases. (BDR 40-563)
SB212 Revises provisions relating to the use of force by peace officers. (BDR 14-215)
SB230 Enacts provisions relating to mental health. (BDR 34-82)
SB236 Makes various changes relating to public safety. (BDR 23-217)
SB237 Revises provisions relating to businesses. (BDR 7-548)
SB251 Revises provisions relating to genetic counseling and testing. (BDR 40-478)
SB287 Revises provisions relating to higher education. (BDR 34-933)
SB448 Revises provisions governing public utilities. (BDR 58-46)
SB450 Revises provisions relating to the financing of school facilities. (BDR 30-1153)