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)
SJR8* Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to guarantee equal rights. (BDR C-1278)
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)
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)
SB144 Revises provisions relating to common-interest communities. (BDR 10-565)
SB145 Revises provisions relating to financial institutions. (BDR 55-481)
SB163 Provides for the issuance of special license plates to support the Divine Nine organizations. (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 persons in foster care. (BDR 38-711)


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)
SB122 Requires certain health and safety training for employees of cannabis establishments. (BDR 53-663)
SB143 Revises provisions relating to the care of children. (BDR 15-721)