Catherine Cortez Masto

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Catherine Cortez Masto
Catherine Cortez Masto official portrait.jpg
United States Senator
from Nevada
Assumed office
January 3, 2017
Serving with Jacky Rosen
Preceded byHarry Reid
32nd Attorney General of Nevada
In office
January 1, 2007 – January 5, 2015
GovernorJim Gibbons
Brian Sandoval
Preceded byGeorge Chanos
Succeeded byAdam Laxalt
Personal details
Born
Catherine Marie Cortez

(1964-03-29) March 29, 1964 (age 55)
Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Paul Masto (m. ?)
ResidenceLas Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Alma materUniversity of Nevada, Reno (BS)
Gonzaga University (JD)
WebsiteCampaign website

Catherine Marie Cortez Masto (born March 29, 1964) is an American attorney and politician. She is the senior United States Senator from Nevada. She was the Attorney General of Nevada from 2007 to 2015, elected to replace George Chanos. She is a member of the Democratic Party.

When her term began in 2017, Masto became the first Latina United States senator in American history.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Philipps, Dave (2016-11-09). "Catherine Cortez Masto Wins Nevada to Become First Latina Senator". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-11-09.