Catherine Cortez Masto

Born:March 29, 1964 (age 60)
Career:U.S. Senator, 2017-present
Nevada attorney general, 2007-2015
Assistant county manager, Clark County, Nevada
Federal prosecutor, U.S. Attorney's Office
Chief of staff to Governor Bob Miller
Education:B.S., University of Nevada
J.D., Gonzaga University School of Law

Catherine Cortez Masto assumed office as a U.S. senator from Nevada in January 2017. She is the first woman to represent Nevada in the U.S. Senate and the first Latina senator in U.S. history.

Cortez Masto was born on March 29, 1964, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Cortez Masto earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in finance from the University of Nevada in 1986 and a J.D. from Gonzaga University School of Law in 1990.

Cortez Masto served as attorney general of Nevada from 2007 to 2015, and was not eligible to run for a third term in 2014 due to lifetime term limits. Prior to her service as attorney general, she worked as an assistant county manager for Clark County, Nevada. She also served as a federal criminal prosecutor for the United States Attorney's Office in Washington, D.C. and was chief of staff to Governor Bob Miller.

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