NV SENATE: Jacky Rosen (D)
Jacky Rosen has lived in Nevada for nearly 40 years. She is the granddaughter of immigrants and grew up in a working class family. As the first in her family to graduate from college, Jacky worked two jobs and took out student loans to make ends meet. She waited tables, including at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, and was a proud member of Culinary Workers Union Local 226.
When Jacky started her career as a computer programmer and software developer, she worked as a banquet waitress on the weekends to pay her bills. She broke barriers in the male-dominated tech industry, working for major companies in Nevada. Later, Jacky stepped away from her career to take care of her parents and in-laws as they got older and had health problems.
As the former President of Congregation Ner Tamid, the state’s largest synagogue, Jacky led a team to construct one of the largest solar arrays in Henderson through a public-private partnership. The solar investment cut the synagogue’s energy bills by up to 70 percent.
In 2016, Jacky ran for Congress in Nevada’s highly competitive 3rd District because she saw an opportunity to make a difference for her community. In the House, she’s been rated one of the most bipartisan members. Jacky is a member of the Problem Solvers Caucus, working across party lines to find common ground and deliver results for Nevadans. She has been a champion for encouraging early childhood education in STEM, especially for young girls.
Now Jacky sees an opportunity to step up again and make a difference for Nevada families by serving in the Senate, where she will have the backbone to oppose President Trump’s agenda when his actions threaten our state.
Jacky lives in Henderson with her husband Larry, a radiologist. Her daughter Miranda is a recent college graduate and a product of Nevada’s public schools.
The biographical information above was sourced from the campaign website; see link above for more information.
In The News
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak signed legislation Monday to mail all of the state's active voters ballots ahead of the November election, a move being criticized by President Donald Trump, who promised a lawsuit to block the action. “This bill will enable... Read More
LAS VEGAS — Dozens of Democratic volunteers scurried around Dona Maria Mexican Restaurant in polite pandemonium last week as they staged a mock caucus to prepare for the real thing on Saturday in Nevada. A dining area filled with cries of “Salma Hayek!” “Jennifer Lopez!” “Salma... Read More
PAHRUMP, Nev. — Iowa Democrats’ disastrous delay in announcing results from the Feb. 3 caucuses could turn out to be an opportunity for Nevada — but only if the more diverse Silver State can smoothly count its own votes this weekend. Ask Democrats from Las Vegas... Read More
LAS VEGAS — Lisa Rosario describes herself as a political junkie. But she still hasn’t decided who she will support in the Democratic presidential contest. “It’s gut-wrenching because this to me is one of the most important votes that we’ve had in my generation. This is... Read More
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has qualified for Wednesday night's presidential candidate debate, the first time the billionaire will appear onstage with his Democratic rivals. A national poll from NPR, PBS NewsHour and Marist released on Tuesday morning showed Bloomberg with 19% support among... Read More
LAS VEGAS — Bernie Sanders is the favorite. Amy Klobuchar is untested, but riding a wave of momentum. And Joe Biden desperately needs to turn his campaign around. Beyond that, even Democrats deeply familiar with Nevada are hesitant to make any sort of prediction ahead of... Read More