Senator Spotlight: Ruben Kihuen, Dist. 10
Every week the Senate Democratic Caucus will highlight one member on our blog. We want you to get the chance to know our senators a little better, to learn about the issues they’re passionate about, and to see what they’ll be working on during the 2015 Session.
Senator: Ruben Kihuen
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada
Senate Committees: Senate Judiciary and Senate Revenue & Economic Development
When did you first run for office? What year did you first join the Nevada Senate? What inspired you to get into politics?
I was first elected to the Nevada Assembly in 2006. After serving two full terms in the Assembly, I ran successfully for the Nevada Senate in 2010. I decided to run for office to keep the American Dream alive and create the same opportunities for success that were afforded to me for everyone else.
Tell us one fun or interesting fact about your district:
I represent the fabulous Las Vegas Strip. #LVStripDistrict
What is something you hope to accomplish during the 2015 Legislative Session?
I look forward to properly funding our education system, creating a fair and equitable tax structure and diversifying our economy to get all Nevadans back to work.