Electing Democrats



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 over the summers, including at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, and she was a proud member of Culinary Workers Union Local 226.

When Jacky started her career as a computer programmer and software developer, she kept working as a 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 aging parents and in-laws when they got sick.

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%.

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 freshmen. Jacky is a member of the Problem Solvers Caucus, working across party lines to try 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 college student and a product of Nevada’s public schools.



Steven Horsford is a proven champion for Nevada’s working families. Steven is running for Congress to stand up to the reckless agenda of Donald Trump and the Congressional Republicans that is hurting our families. They voted to take health care away from millions, passed a tax scheme to benefit the richest among us, and undermine our basic American freedoms. Enough is enough.
Nevadans want and deserve something better from our government. Steven is running so our voices can be heard and we can make government start working for the people again.
Responsibility and Perseverance 
Steven understands the challenges many families in Nevada’s Fourth face each and everyday.  He will fight for responsible gun control and background checks because he lost his father when he was 19 and empathizes with those who have experienced the pain of losing a loved one to gun violence. Like others in Nevada’s 4th, he understands the overcoming challenges.  He will work tirelessly to end the school to prison pipeline and provide the safety net children and families need to succeed. Serving together, Steven and his wife Sonya, have worked to strengthen children, families and communities because they know - family matters.  
Expanding Opportunity 
For more than a decade, Steven led the Culinary Academy and Nevada Partners, the largest job training program in Nevada, helping thousands of workers find good jobs and quality careers in hospitality, healthcare and technology. A unique partnership between labor and business, the Culinary Academy under Steven’s leadership placed 80 percent of graduates into good paying jobs, including thousands of unemployed, laid off and underemployed Nevadans, even in the darkest days of the recession.  
Running a Small Business
Now Steven runs his own small business, learning first hand the challenges small business owners face.  Steven continued to focus on creating job training opportunities for workers and underserved communities. A devoted family man, Steven has built a strong family with his wife, Sonya Horsford, and their three children.
Winning The Tough Fights 
Steven made history as Nevada’s first African American State Senate Majority Leader and he delivered. Steven took on big polluters to pass the "Clean Energy Jobs Initiative" and make Nevada a leader in renewable energy. When Nevada’s economy was devastated during the recession, Steven worked across party lines to solve the worst budget crisis in state history. 
While representing Nevadans in our nation's capital, Steven worked to ensure veterans, seniors citizens, and all Nevadans received the benefits they deserved, authored and passed the Nevada Lands Bill to create jobs across the state, and fought to protect a woman’s right to make her own healthcare decisions.

Steve Sisolak

for Governor

Steve Sisolak is a Democrat running for governor of Nevada. Steve Sisolak was born into a working-class family in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His parents Ed and Mary worked hard to provide for their three children and Steve inherited their blue-collar ethic, working full-time to put himself through college at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Steve then enrolled in UNLV’s Graduate Studies Program, where he received a master’s degree in 1978.

Steve put down roots in Las Vegas, built his own communications business and created hundreds of jobs while raising his two daughters on his own as a single father. Both his daughters attended Nevada’s public high schools and UNLV, where Ashley earned her law degree and Carley earned her master’s degree.

Motivated by his passion for education, Steve decided to give back to the community that supported him by serving on the Nevada Board of Regents for ten years. As a champion for parents and students, Steve stood up for Nevadans wrongfully charged out-of-state tuition and fought for increased state funding. As governor, Steve will fight for increased investment in education, better teacher pay, and reduced class sizes. He will also expand the state’s role in job training and vocational education while creating well-paying careers for those without a four-year degree.

Kate Marshall

Candidate - Lt. Governor

Kate was born Kathleen Soltero and grew up in working-class neighborhoods in San Francisco as the eldest of five children. Her dad held many jobs, from longshoreman to gas station attendant, postal worker to insurance salesman. Kate’s family knew hard times, but they never stopped believing in the opportunity to get to the middle class. Kate worked throughout high school and college, and earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of California, Berkeley, with the help of scholarships, Pell Grants, and student loans.

After two years in the Peace Corps teaching high school in Kenya, Kate returned to earn a law degree from Berkeley. Kate then chose public service in the U.S. Department of Justice. There she served with distinction, fighting white-collar crime and taking on big corporations.

Kate was recruited by Attorney General Frankie Sue Del Papa in 1997 to leave the Justice Department and come to Nevada and set up a state antitrust office. As a mother, she found Nevada a much better place to raise her children. As Nevada’s Senior Deputy Attorney General, she joined the multistate prosecution of a Toys ‘R’ Us price-fixing scheme and ensured that the merger of Lucky’s and Albertson grocery stores in Las Vegas didn’t lead to a loss of jobs.

Kate was elected Nevada’s State Treasurer in 2006, and re-elected in 2010. As Treasurer, she improved and implemented programs that saved millions in taxpayer dollars. She got rid of no-bid contracts and off-the-book payments, and reduced spending, making government more efficient and identifying innovative methods to increase economic development for businesses in Nevada. Even during the economic downturn in 2009, Kate successfully managed Nevada’s investments so that they earned money every single year.

Kate knows that a college education is the key rung on the ladder to the middle class for each generation. One of her proudest achievements as Treasurer was creating the College Kick Start. In the first statewide program of its kind, Kate partnered with local banks to fund college savings accounts for every kindergartner in Nevada—and she did it at no expense to the taxpayer.

Kate remarried in 2014, to Elliott Parker, an economics professor at University of Nevada, Reno. In 2016 they learned she had breast cancer. Though Kate always knew the importance of everybody having health insurance, her experience gave her a fresh appreciation of how overwhelming medical expenses could be, and how easily they could lead to bankruptcy or worse. Now cancer-free, the experience reminded Kate that many middle-class families are just one crisis away from financial ruin. She will fight to protect Nevadan’s health care as our Lieutenant Governor, and make sure that every family has access to the same benefits that she did.

Kate runs her own legal consulting business in Reno, serves on the Board of the United Way, and has taught business law part-time at the University of Nevada, Reno. Her daughters both graduated from Reno High School, and are now in college. She and Elliott have recently published a book on Nevada’s experience in the Great Recession.

Kate’s life has always been about public service and helping Nevada families who have pocketbook issues. She understands that hard work alone is not enough anymore, that the American Dream remains just out of reach for far too many. She passionately believes that Nevada families are working harder than ever before and they deserve a path to prosperity in our economy. As Lieutenant Governor, Kate will fight every day to ensure that working class isn’t second class.

Nelson Araujo

Secretary of State

I’m running for Secretary of State because Nevadans deserve a voting system that protects the fundamental right of every eligible voter to have their vote counted, no matter who they are or what they believe. This core principle binds us together, and we must continue to fight for and protect this fundamental right. We need a Secretary of State who wants to help every eligible voter participate in our democracy — whether it’s closing the gap between early voting and election day, or allowing same-day and automatic voter registration. People fought and died for our right to vote in free and accessible elections, yet our Secretary of State has sought to politicize these issues for partisan gains. I believe an open government depends on fair elections and that will be my guiding principle in office.

I am just as passionate about modernizing the way we do business in Nevada. It’s often said that most people will only get to know our state government through their interaction with the Secretary of State’s office. That interaction must be streamlined and efficient. The private sector moves at lightning speed and we should utilize the knowledge they bring to the table. We’re fortunate to have tech companies like Google, Amazon and Apple expanding operations in Nevada and I believe we can harness their innovations to bring our SOS office up to date with our 21st century economy.

States like Georgia now have mobile apps allowing voters to check their registration status and find their nearest polling location. In Michigan, you can text your local Secretary of State’s office to ‘get in line’ virtually to speed up the process of filling out your paperwork to start a new business. These are smart, cost-effective ideas that could make Nevadans’ lives easier. That’s the kind of forward-thinking leadership I intend to bring to the table as our next Secretary of State.