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Nevada appoints first Asian American to State Senate

Clark County has appointed the first Asian American to the Nevada State Senate. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that the Clark County Commission announced Tuesday that Assemblywoman Rochelle Nguyen would now serve on the Nevada Senate.

Nguyen is a Democrat who was born in Vancouver, Washington. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Puget Sound. She earned her law degree the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. After graduation, she became a member of the State Bar of Nevada.

“I am humbled and honored to receive this appointment to the State Senate and look forward to the task ahead,” Nguyen said in a statement according to The Las Vegas Review-Journal.

“I plan on working hard to ensure we are adequately funding our public schools, that health care is affordable as well as accessible, and that all voices are represented,” she added.

According to 2News, Nguyen will serve the remainder of retired Senator Chris Brooks’ term in Senate District 3. Earlier this month, Senate majority leader Nicole Cannizzro wrote a letter supporting the, at the time, potential appointment.

“In the State Assembly, Assemblywoman Nguyen was exceptionally effective in navigating the legislative process and delivering for the constituents of her district,” she said in the letter, according to 2News. “In the State Senate, I have no doubt that Senator Nguyen will be equally as effective in improving the lives of hardworking Nevadans. I am excited to welcome her to the State Senate and our Democratic Caucus.” 

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