RELEASE: SENATE DEMOCRATS ENDORSE DEVON REESE FOR SENATE DISTRICT 15
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 25, 2016
SENATE DEMOCRATS ENDORSE DEVON REESE FOR SENATE DISTRICT 15
RENO - Today, Senate Democratic Leader Aaron D. Ford and the Nevada Senate Democrats announced their endorsement of Devon Reese for Senate District 15 in Washoe County. Senate District 15 covers parts of western Reno and Washoe County.
“Devon understands the challenges that ordinary Nevadans face because fighting for working men and women is the centerpiece of his legal career,” said Sen. Aaron Ford. “Beyond being a highly-regarded attorney, he has also been a leader in the community, serving as a mentor, coach, and volunteer. Most importantly, he is a proud father who is invested in seeing all of Nevada’s children succeed. His deep ties to Reno and Washoe County will make him an excellent advocate for the people of Senate District 15.”
“We need legislators who understand what Nevadans from all walks of life are going through,” Reese said. “As a parent with three kids in the Washoe County School District, a businessman, and an advocate for working families, I believe that I can bring people together to build consensus around creating economic and educational opportunities for everyone. I’m looking forward to being a strong voice for our community in Carson City.”
Reese is a native Nevadan who was raised in Senate District 15. He is a graduate of McQueen High School, University of Missouri at Kansas City, and University of Kansas School of Law. As a young attorney, Reese clerked for Justice Cliff Young at the Nevada Supreme Court. He now specializes in commercial litigation, labor and employment matters, and other business disputes. He has represented labor organizations and their members before state and federal courts, arbitrators, and the Nevada Employee Management Relations Board.
Reese is active in the Reno community as a speech and debate coach at McQueen High School, a youth sports league coach, and as a volunteer for a variety of charitable organizations. He lives in Reno with his husband and three children.