Dear Friends and Neighbors,
Thank you for visiting my website. It is my honor to serve you as the Speaker of the Nevada State Assembly and I thank you for your support and faith in me to lead Nevada forward.
From a young age I learned the value of service and the importance of giving back to my community. I took this value with me when I went to college at UNR and then law school at UNLV, after which I joined the Attorney General’s office to fight against white collar criminals who were gaming the system here in Nevada. For the last three years I have advocated for our most vulnerable as a Deputy District Attorney where I fight to give abused and neglected children a fair shot and a safe and secure childhood.
As a husband and father of two young children, I feel a deep responsibility to my community. The work that we do in Carson City has real impacts on our state and I don’t take that responsibility lightly. My pledge to you is to always have what’s best for my district at the forefront of my work and to continue to fight for policies that will move our state forward.
At a time when heated rhetoric and hyper-partisanship have defined politics in Washington D.C., Nevada has shown the country what a citizen’s legislature is capable of accomplishing. I am proud to say that 94% of the legislation we passed in Nevada’s 2019 legislative session received bipartisan support and 68% of legislation passed with unanimous support. Working together, we improved the lives of hardworking Nevadans, protected our most vulnerable communities, and took steps to address the climate crisis. All of this work has been done with the most diverse representation of Nevadans at the helm, including the first female majority legislature in the country.
This session we also took steps to create more opportunities for families to succeed by increasing the minimum wage, strengthening labor laws, combating gun violence, giving our hardworking teachers a raise, and reforming our criminal justice system so that Nevadans have a second chance.
Although I am incredibly proud of our accomplishments so far, I know there is still more work to be done.I also know that I can not do it alone. We must work together as a community and as a Battle Born state, to improve the lives of hard-working families – not just the wealthy and well-connected – and get things done for our state.
Thank you for your support!