The current Lieutenant Governor is Mark Hutchison (R) who was elected in 2014.
On August 18, 2017, Hutchison announced he would not be seeking re-election at the end of his term in 2018, creating an open seat in the upcoming 2018 election.
Currently, Nevada has a divided government with a Republican Governor and Democrat majorities in the Nevada State Senate and Assembly.
The Silver state is considered a Republican triplex. A triplex is achieved when one political party holds the position of governor, attorney general, and secretary of state.
Currently: Governor Brian Sandoval (R), Attorney General Adam Laxalt(R), and Secretary of State, Barbara Cegavske(R), make-up this triplex.
In the 2018 elections:
- Adam Laxalt is vacating his seat of Attorney General and running for Governor.
- Secretary of State, Barbara Cegavske, is seeking re-election.
- Brent Jones(R), is running to become Nevada’s next Lt. Governor which would maintain the Republican Triplex.