John Oceguera

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John Oceguera
Member of the Nevada Assembly
from the Clark County 16 district
In office
2000 - 2012
Personal details
Born 1968 (age 46–47)
Reno, Nevada
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Janie Oceguera
Children one
Residence Las Vegas, Nevada
Alma mater Western Nevada College, A.A., General Studies
Truckee Meadows Community College, A.S., Fire Science
Cogswell College, B.S., Fire Administration
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), M.P.A.
William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV, J.D.
Occupation Assistant Chief, North Las Vegas Fire Department

John Oceguera (born 1968 in Reno, Nevada) is a Democratic politician. He represented Clark County District 16 in the Nevada Assembly since 2000 and was elected speaker of the Assembly in 2011.[1] Oceguera is a member of the Walker River Paiute tribe, and is the first Native American to serve as Speaker in Nevada history.[2]

2012 U.S. House campaign[edit]

Oceguera is the 2012 Democratic nominee for Nevada's 3rd congressional district, challenging incumbent Republican nominee Joe Heck. He announced he was running on July 18, 2012. He lost his bid for the house failing unseat Dr. Joe Heck as congressman for the 3rd District.[3]


  1. ^ "John Oceguera" (PDF). Legislative Biography - 2011 Session. State of Nevada. Retrieved September 7, 2011. 
  2. ^ Vogel, Ed (March 11, 2011). "Assembly works for day at Capitol". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved October 16, 2012. 
  3. ^ Assembly Speaker John Oceguera announces bid for Congress, Las Vegas Sun, July 18, 2012

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