Profile: Congresswoman Jacky Rosen

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Democratic Congresswoman Jacky Rosen is relative newcomer to politics. She’s been serving as the U.S. Representative for Nevada’s 3rd congressional district since 2017.

She was born in 1957 in Chicago, Illinois and moved to Las Vegas after attending the University of Minnesota. She has worked as a computer programmer and software developer for some of Nevada’s largest companies.

In 2016, she ran for the U.S. House seat vacated by Republican Joe Heck and narrowly won, defeating Danny Tarkanian in the general election.

In June 2018, she won the Democratic primary for the U.S. Nevada Senate race.

“I’m running for Senate so I can continue to serve the families of people I listen to on the issues that are important at the kitchen table, the same reason I ran for this seat, and I take it so seriously. I just want to be a champion for the state of Nevada,” Rosen said when announcing her candidacy.

Rosen serves on the House Armed Services committee and is a member of subcommittees on Tactical Air and Land Forces and Military Personnel. She also sits on the House Science, Space and Technology committee and is a member on the subcommittees on Research and Technology and Energy.

On her campaign website, Rosen says, “We have to protect Social Security and Medicare for the next generation. We have to make health care affordable for every American–period. We have to improve our schools, because today a good job comes from a good education. And we have to lead the way on renewable energy, so we can grow our economy, create good-paying jobs, and secure our energy future.”

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