Senator James A. Settelmeyer

Minority Leader
Party: Republican

Legislative Service

  • Minority Leader, 2019
  • Co-Majority Whip, 2015
  • Minority Whip, 2011-2012
  • Nevada Senate, 2010 -Present (first elected November 2010)
  • Nevada Assembly, 2006-2010 (first elected November 2006)

Other Public Service

  • Nevada Tax Commission's Blue Ribbon Property Tax Commission
  • Member, Nevada Tax Commission's Blue Ribbon Subcommittee to Study Property Taxes, 2007
  • Past Chair, United States Small Business Administration Region IX Regulatory Fairness Board
  • Chair, Nevada State Conservation Commission
  • Chair, Carson Valley Conservation District
  • Member, Farm Service Agency Community Outreach Committee

Honors and Awards

  • American Farmer Degree
  • Outstanding Young Farmer for Nevada
  • Graduate, Leadership Douglas County


  • Member, Douglas County Republican Central Committee
  • Western Legislative (Leadership) Academy, The Council of State Governments-WEST
  • Legislative Academy, National Conference for State Legislatures


  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Agricultural Education/Agricultural Science


Occupation: Agriculturalist
Recreation: Reading
Born: 1971 - Carson City, Nevada
Spouse: Sherese
Children: Two daughters