Jacky Rosen

Nevada, Senate


Jacky Rosen has represented Nevada in the United States Senate since 2019. Growing up in a working-class family, Rosen was the first in her family to graduate college. To afford higher education and make ends meet, she took out student loans and worked multiple jobs, including waiting tables at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Rosen earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota and an associate’s degree in computing and information technology from what is now the College of Southern Nevada.

After working in the technology industry, she transitioned into community activism, serving as president of her synagogue and volunteering for a nonprofit that provides after-school programs.

On the Issues

Rosen's first foray into politics came in 2016, when she was elected to Nevada's 3rd Congressional District. In the House, Rosen developed a reputation as a pragmatic, bipartisan legislator, co-sponsoring bills with Republicans on issues like veteran's affairs, small business support, and STEM education.

That ability to work across the aisle served Rosen well when she ran for the Senate in 2018 and defeated incumbent Republican Dean Heller. Since arriving in the upper chamber, Rosen has maintained that centrist approach, currently serving on the powerful Appropriations Committee.

In the Senate, Rosen has focused on issues important to Nevada, such as directing federal resources to the state's struggling public schools and overburdened infrastructure. She has also been an advocate for Nevada's tourism and hospitality industries, which were heavily affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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