I am a third-generation Nevada legislator who has served in the State Senate since 2012 and previously served in the State Assembly from 2006 to 2012. I served in the White House under President Carter and was State Chair of the Nevada Democratic Party from 1990-94. In my private practice, I represent employees and unions and have been recognized as one of Nevada's top employment lawyers since 1993. I graduated from Pomona College in 1971 and received my law degree from the University of Denver in 1975. I am a member of the Nevada, Colorado and California bars. I was Nevada Chairman of the Bernie Sanders for President campaign in 2016.