Adam Laxalt

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Adam Laxalt
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33rd Attorney General of Nevada
Assumed office
January 5, 2015
GovernorBrian Sandoval
Preceded byCatherine Cortez Masto
Succeeded byAaron D. Ford (Elect)
Personal details
Adam Paul Laxalt

(1978-08-31) August 31, 1978 (age 41)
Reno, Nevada, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Jaime Laxalt
RelativesPete Domenici (Father)
Paul Laxalt (Grandfather)
EducationTulane University
Georgetown University (BA, JD)
WebsiteCampaign website
Military service
AllegianceUnited States
Branch/serviceUnited States Navy
RankUS-O3 insignia.svg Lieutenant
UnitNaval Judge Advocate General's Corps
Battles/warsIraq War
AwardsJoint Service Commendation Medal

Adam Paul Laxalt (born August 31, 1978) is an American politician. He became the Attorney General of Nevada in 2015. He is a member of the Republican Party.

His father was New Mexico U.S. Senator Pete Domenici, but took his mother's last name Laxalt. Nevada Senator Paul Laxalt was his grandfather.

Laxalt was born in Reno, Nevada. He studied at Tulane University and at Georgetown University. He is a former Navy prosecutor.

In November 2017, Laxalt announced his candidacy for Governor of Nevada.[1] He won the Republican nomination, but lost the general election to Democrat Steve Sisolak by nearly 5%.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Lochhead, Colton (November 1, 2017). "Laxalt makes Nevada governor bid official". Las Vegas Review-Journal.
  2. "Sisolak tops Laxalt: First time in a generation Democrat elected Nevada governor". RGJ. Retrieved November 7, 2018.

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