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LULAC Virtual Summit 2020

Senator Catherine Cortez-Masto from Nevada

Catherine Cortez Masto is a United States Senator elected to represent the State of Nevada in 2016 – the first Latina and the first woman from Nevada ever elected to the U.S. Senate. Born and raised in Las Vegas, Cortez Masto spent her career fighting to protect Nevada families.

From 2007 to 2015, Cortez Masto served two terms as Nevada's Attorney General, where she fought to combat drug crime, protect seniors, take on the Big Banks, and worked to strengthen laws preventing sex trafficking and violence against women.

Before serving as Nevada’s Attorney General, Cortez Masto worked as an Assistant County Manager for Clark County. She also served as a federal criminal prosecutor for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Washington, D.C. and was Chief of Staff to Governor Bob Miller.

Cortez Masto earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Finance from the University of Nevada, Reno in 1986, and a J.D. from Gonzaga University School of Law in 1990. She currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada, with her husband, Paul.

Cortez Masto is a member of five U.S. Senate Committees: The Committee on Finance; the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs; the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources; the Committee on Rules and Administration; and the Committee on Indian Affairs.


Panel Information

Friday, August 14

2:00 PM EST

Gender Equity

Feminista y Resistencia: The Latina Experience and How To Build Support and Community

Sponsor: GEICO

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