Pat in the News


December 2017

The top 10 House races to watch in 2018:
Key districts around the country that will define next year's battle for control of the House.

Politico / Read Full Article



February 2018

Firebrand Progressive Lesbian Veteran Takes On Trump and Republicans in Congress: Senator Pat Spearman is an African-American, gay, female, congressional candidate who has served the US as a veteran, minister, award-winning author, state senator, and more.

Run with Pride / Read Full Article



January 2018

A two-term state Senator and progressive Democrat is officially running for Congress in hopes of replacing disgraced Nevada Rep. Ruben Kihuen.

Las Vegas Review-Journal / Read Full Article



January 2018

State Sen. Pat Spearman, a North Las Vegas Democratic candidate for Congress, said Democrats will take the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives in the 2018 election and begin proceedings to impeach Donald Trump as president.

Las Vegas Sun / Read Full Article



January 2018

"There will be battles to fight and hills to climb, but we are Nevadans, and we are battle-tested," said Spearman, a recently announced Democratic contender in Nevada's 4th congressional district. "We will not stop until this victory has been won. We shall overcome. We must overcome. We will overcome, because we're stronger together."

Reno Gazette Journal / Read Full Article



October 2017

Life in a “glass closet” isn’t easy, especially when you don’t know who’s peeking in. “You had to know but nobody said anything,” says Spearman, whose 30-year career in the U.S. Army Military Police Corps saw her rise to the rank of lieutenant colonel. “I spent my whole military career in fear. Whenever someone said, ‘Hey, the commander wants to see you’ or ‘The colonel wants to see you,’ my heart would jump.

Las Vegas Review-Journal / Read Full Article



June 2017

Legislators approved two bills introduced by state Sen. Pat Spearman (D) aimed at preventing stalkers and domestic abusers from possessing guns, and a bill eliminating sales tax on feminine hygiene products and diapers. And they established a state-funded family planning program to address a dearth of contraception access for low-income women in rural areas.

Huffington Post / Read Full Article



July 2016

Out gay Nevada state senator, pastor and Army veteran Pat Spearman on Monday night addressed the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. She enumerated the many ways an administration led by Donald Trump and Mike Pence would hurt the LGBTQ communities. / Read Full Article