RELEASE: NEVADA SENATE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS ENDORSES ASSEMBLYMAN JAMES OHRENSCHALL FOR STATE SENATE DISTRICT 21
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
NEVADA SENATE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS ENDORSES ASSEMBLYMAN JAMES OHRENSCHALL FOR STATE SENATE DISTRICT 21
LAS VEGAS – The Nevada Senate Democratic Caucus announced today that it has endorsed Assemblyman James Ohrenschall for State Senate in District 21.
“James has a proven track record of working on behalf of his community in the legislature for more than a decade,” said Senate Majority Leader Aaron Ford. “From securing more funding for our public schools to helping bring good-paying solar jobs back to the state, James is a committed advocate for Nevada’s working families. We are proud to endorse James Ohrenschall for State Senate District 21, and we look forward to adding his knowledge, experience, and dedication to our Caucus.”
“I am honored to receive the endorsement of the Senate Democratic Caucus, and I look forward to continuing my efforts in the State Senate to make Nevada a better place to work, live, raise a family, and retire,” said Assemblyman Ohrenschall. “During my time in the Assembly, we helped create more 21st century jobs, improved our public schools, and worked to defend the voiceless. I am particularly proud of legislation I sponsored that ensures children with autism can now receive treatment under their health insurance. But my work is far from over, and that’s why I’m running for State Senate - to keep fighting for my district and serving our state.”
Ohrenschall has served in the Assembly since 2006. Born and raised in Nevada, James attended local public schools and received his undergraduate and law degrees from UNLV. He is currently a Clark County Deputy Public Defender in Juvenile Court working to help children in the criminal justice system turn their lives around.
In addition to serving in the Assembly, James is dedicated to working for the betterment of his community. In the past, he served on the Governor’s Workforce Investment Board, the Nevada Statewide AIDS Advisory Task Force, and the Nevada Autism Task Force. He currently serves on the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. He is a former member of the Teamsters Union and an active member of the Democratic Party in Clark County. James is married to Riana Durrett. They have two sons, Ren and Luka.