Gregory Hafen II

Gregory Hafen II is an American politician and utility executive who was appointed to the Nevada Assembly in December 2018, replacing Dennis Hof, who had been elected to the Assembly posthumously.[1]

Greg Hafen
Member of the Nevada Assembly
from the 36th district
Assumed office
December 2018
Preceded byDennis Hof (never took office)
Personal details
Political partyRepublican
Alma materUniversity of Nevada, Las Vegas (MBA)


Hafen has a bachelor's degree in Business Management from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.


In 2006, he became a full-time member of the management of Pahrump Utility Company, which was founded in 1995 by Tim Hafen, father of Greg Hafen and grandfather of Gregory Hafen II.[2] He was chairman of the Pahrump Regional Planning Commission and Pahrump Capital Improvement Advisory Committee, until he resigned to serve in the Nevada Assembly.[3]

In 2018, Brothel owner and former Libertarian Dennis Hof had unseated Republican incumbent James Oscarson in the Republican primary election for the 36th Assembly district. Hof, running as the Libertarian nominee, had previously lost the 2016 general election to Oscarson. When Hof died on October 16, his name remained on the ballot, and he was elected posthumously. Nevada law stipulates that the county commissions of the counties which the district encompasses are to choose a successor from applicants of the previous incumbent's political party. 19 people applied for Hof's seat, and the commissions of all three counties selected Hafen.

Hafen serves on the Assembly Committees on Government Affairs, Health and Human Services, and Taxation.

Hafen's first bill introduced was Assembly Bill (AB) 167 which would authorize a person who holds a permit to carry a concealed firearm to possess a handgun in a motor vehicle that is on the property of the Nevada System of Higher Education or a private or public school. AB 167 died in committee without a vote.