Richard Ziser is a Nevada Real Estate Investor, Socially Conservative Political activist and U.S. Republican Politician. He was born June 7, 1953, in Pomona, CA., and has resided in Las Vegas Nevada since 1991. He graduated from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) with a BS in Industrial Engineering, 1976; then subsequently from Simon Greenleaf University in Santa Ana, Ca. (now a campus of Trinity International University, with an MA in Christian Apologetics in 1989.
In 2004, Ziser ran unsuccessfully for U.S. Senate, against Democratic incumbent Harry Reid, losing 61%-35%. In 1998, Ziser lost his election bid to be on the Clark County, Nevada School Board.
Ziser is head of the Nevada Concerned Citizens, was head of the Coalition for the Protection of Marriage, and successfully aided a 2000 change in Nevada's State Constitution, defining marriage as a union between one man and one woman. In light of the Nevada Legislature's overriding of Governor Jim Gibbons' veto on domestic partnership legislation; due to take effect October 1, 2009. Ziser has recently stated his intents to overturn the legislation as unconstitutional.