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I have officially announced my candidacy for the Nevada State Assembly District 5! You can read my full press release here. 


4th-Generation Las Vegan Artemus Ham IV Announces Candidacy for Nevada State Assembly District 5


Fourth-generation Nevadan and Las Vegas attorney Artemus “Art” Ham IV today announced his candidacy for Nevada Assembly in District 5.


Hailing from one of the pioneer families of the Las Vegas valley, Art followed in the footsteps of his grandfather and great-grandfather as a third-generation attorney.


The Ham family has played a significant role in the prosperous evolution and development of Las Vegas. The family has been honored and recognized across the state of Nevada for their philanthropic work, including the naming of UNLV’s concert hall in honor of Art’s great-grandfather. Maintaining that tradition of service to Nevadans and the desire to continue improving the economy, job growth and education have motivated Ham to seek public office.


“I care deeply about the future of Nevada and believe it is more important than ever for the Republican Party to maintain its controlling position in the Nevada State Assembly,” said Ham. “Republicans need to continue the momentum in the next Legislature to advance initiatives I believe are fundamental to the people of the 5th District.”


“We are extremely excited to have Art Ham step up to represent the constituents of Assembly District 5,” Assembly Majority Leader Paul Anderson said. “Las Vegas wouldn’t be the community we all treasure without the beneficial influence of the Ham family. Art has that same enthusiasm for service. His knowledge of the District is second-to-none and he has the background and experience to really make a positive difference for his constituents in Carson City,” continued Anderson.


 A graduate of Bishop Gorman High School, Art completed his undergraduate studies at Santa Clara University, earning a degree in Political Science with a minor in Communications. He graduated from Creighton University School of Law in Omaha, Nebraska and passed the Nevada bar exam in the same year.


Upon returning to Las Vegas, Art interned with the District Attorney’s office in Las Vegas before working as a law clerk to the then-District Court Judge Michael A. Cherry, now a Nevada Supreme Court Justice. He met his wife Elizabeth during his clerkship for Judge Cherry and her clerkship for the Honorable James Mahan.  Art has worked for several prestigious local law firms and has also been a successful solo practitioner. 

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