Erven T. Nelson

Erven T. Nelson
Born 1956
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Residence Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Education Clark High School
Alma mater Brigham Young University
J. Reuben Clark Law School
Occupation Lawyer, politician
Political party Republican Party
Religion The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Spouse(s) Lisa Nelson
Children 7

Erven T. Nelson (born 1956) is an American lawyer and politician. He serves as a Republican member of the Nevada Assembly.

Early life

Erven T. Nelson was born in 1956 in Washington, D.C..[1]

Nelson was educated at the Clark High School in Las Vegas, Nevada. He graduated from Brigham Young University, where he received a bachelor of arts degree in political science.[1] He received a juris doctor from BYU's J. Reuben Clark Law School.[1]


Nelson is a lawyer. He was a legal clerk to United States District Judge Roger D. Foley from 1983 to 1984.[1] He has been a member of the Nevada Bar Association since 1987.[1] He serves as a shareholder of the World Services Group.[2] He is a member of the Federalist Society, the Mortgage Bankers Association and the American Bankruptcy Institute.[2]

Nelson serves as a Republican member of the Nevada Assembly.[1] He has proposed a bill to amend the Constitution of Nevada with Voter ID requirements.[1] Additionally, he has said he would be willing to cast a vote in favor of non-discrimination bills for LGBT Nevadans.[3]

Personal life

With his wife Lisa, he has seven children.[1] He is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon).[3]


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 "Assemblyman Erven T. Nelson". Nevada Legislature. Retrieved February 5, 2016.
  2. 1 2 "Erven T. Nelson". World Services Group. Retrieved February 5, 2016.
  3. 1 2 Schwarz, Hunter (January 28, 2015). "How much will the Mormon Church's endorsement of LGBT protections sway Mormon lawmakers?". The Washington Post. Retrieved February 5, 2016.
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