A fighter for Nevada families, who stands up for hardworking Nevadans
Born in Nevada, Catherine Cortez Masto has deep roots in the Silver State. Serving for eight years as her state’s attorney general, she worked to keep Nevada communities safe, strengthening state laws to prevent domestic violence and protecting middle-class families from fraudulent mortgage schemes and predatory lenders. Before she was elected to serve as Nevada’s chief law enforcement officer, Catherine served as the assistant county manager for Clark County and was a federal criminal prosecutor in the United States Attorney’s Office in Washington. She’s dedicated her career to fighting for women, middle-class families, and hardworking Nevadans looking for a fair shot — and now, because of EMILY’s List, she’s taking her fight all the way to the U.S. Senate.
A voice to keep Nevada moving forward
Catherine ran a strong campaign to keep outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid’s seat for the Democrats — and when she was elected, Nevadans made history, voting to make her the first Latina senator ever to serve in our nation’s history. The EMILY’s List community raised more than $1 million to support Catherine’s campaign and WOMEN VOTE! invested more than $4.5 million to help define her opponent’s record on women’s health issues.
The first Latina ever elected to the U.S. Senate
When she was elected, Catherine also became the first woman Nevada has ever elected to the Senate. With a strong belief in the power of women’s leadership, Catherine has said that women “bring a different and much-needed perspective to the table. Nevada could benefit from more women in leadership roles and so could our country.” As a pro-choice woman from a red-leaning state, Catherine has dedicated her entire career to fighting for Nevada women and families, particularly in her stellar leadership as attorney general, and we are grateful to have her strong voice and much-needed perspective at the decision-making table in Washington.