Senator Spotlight: Aaron D. Ford, Dist. 11
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: Aaron D. Ford
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada. Aaron grew up in Dallas, Texas.
Senate Committees: Senate Finance, Judiciary, and Revenue and 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 first ran for office in 2010. I was then elected in 2012 to the Nevada Senate where I am serving my first 4-year term representing Senate District 11. In my many previous years of teaching, I have always been inclined to lead by example for my students and to show them that they can do anything they set their minds to. I also know the work that I do today will affect Nevada’s present and future generations, and I wanted to be a part of Nevada’s Legislature to help better our State. Being able to represent and give a voice to my constituents in Senate District 11 has been a rewarding experience.
Tell us one fun or interesting fact about your district:
Senate District #11 is located west of the Las Vegas Strip, and it covers the south side of China Town. I enjoy the fact that my district is so diverse and that I am seeing small businesses develop in my area. Also, another fun fact is that the Democratic Party Headquarters are located in my District!
What is something you hope to accomplish during the 2015 Legislative Session?
My colleagues and I have been working really hard to pass legislation that will protect and help expand Nevada’s middle-class, starting with our education system from K-12 to Higher Education, to working on diversifying our economy and professional development opportunities, and lastly, making sure our Nevadans are being taken care of when it comes to retirement options. I hope that we are able to work together to pass common sense legislation that will ultimately help our constituents and our State as a whole.