Nevada Senate Democrats elect Aaron D. Ford as Minority Leader post-2014 General Election

Las Vegas, NV—Today, Senator Moises Denis announced his decision not to seek re-election as the leader of the Nevada Senate Democratic Caucus. In light of his decision, the Caucus members elected Senator Aaron D. Ford to lead their 10-member minority. While the shift in majority and leadership may have changed, our priorities as Democrats have not. We will continue to focus on fighting for Nevada’s working families and improving our education system so all of Nevada’s kids have an equal opportunity to succeed.

“It has been an honor and a privilege to have served as Majority Leader of the State Senate for the past two years. Through the hard work of our caucus, we were able to get additional funding for Zoom Schools and English Language Learner programs, pass drivers-authorization cards, and expand full-day kindergarten,” said Senator Mo Denis. “I am proud of what we were able to accomplish, but I believe it is time to hand over the reigns to a new leader who can help navigate the 2015 legislative session in the minority. I am confident Senator Ford will represent us well, and I look forward to working side by side with him next year.”

“I am honored to be elected by my colleagues as Democratic Leader of the Nevada Senate Democratic Caucus," said Senator Aaron Ford. "I want to thank Senator Mo Denis for his leadership the past two years. I look forward to working with the Governor, our Republican colleagues in the Senate, as well as with our colleagues in the Assembly.”

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