Jacky Rosen

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Jacky Rosen
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nevada's 3rd district
Assumed office
January 3, 2017
Preceded by Joe Heck
Personal details
Born (1957-08-02) August 2, 1957 (age 60)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Larry Rosen
Children 1 daughter
Education University of Minnesota (BA)
Clark County Community College (AAS)
Website House website

Jacklyn Sheryl Rosen (born August 2, 1957) is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative from Nevada's 3rd congressional district since 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, she narrowly defeated Republican nominee Danny Tarkanian in the general election held on November 8, 2016. Rosen is the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate in the 2018 election.

Early life and career[edit]

Rosen was born in Chicago. She attended the University of Minnesota and graduated with a bachelor's degree in psychology in 1979.[1] While she attended college, her parents moved to Las Vegas, where she also moved after graduating. She took a job with Summa Corporation, and worked as a waitress at Caesars Palace. In the 1980s, she began to work for Southwest Gas, and then opened her own consulting business.[2] While working for Summa, she attended Clark County Community College and received an associate's of applied sciences in computing and information technology in 1985.[1]

A former computer programmer with no political experience, she was asked in 2016 by then-Senate majority leader Harry Reid to run for the U.S. House seat vacated by Republican Joe Heck.[3] She has served as the president of Ner Tamid, a Reform Jewish synagogue in Las Vegas, and cited tikkun olam as a key part of her decision to enter politics.[4]

Political career[edit]



Rosen declared her candidacy for the United States House of Representatives seat in Nevada's 3rd congressional district in the 2016 elections.[5] Rosen won 60% of the vote in the Democratic Party primary election,[6] and narrowly[3] defeated Republican nominee Danny Tarkanian in the general election.[7] Rosen was sworn into office on January 3, 2017.


Rosen is running for the U.S. Senate in the 2018 election. The seat is currently occupied by Dean Heller.[8] Her candidacy was endorsed by former Vice President Joe Biden.[3]

Committee assignments[edit]

Caucus memberships[edit]

Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus[9]

Personal life[edit]

Her husband, Larry, is a radiologist. Their daughter, Miranda, is a college student.[10] She has also served as the president of the Congregation Ner Tamid synagogue, a Reform Jewish synagogue.[2][11] Rosen resides in Henderson, Nevada.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Lochhead, Colton (2018-07-18). "Heller ad claim against Rosen prompts new disclosure of degree". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved 2018-07-18. 
  2. ^ a b c Lochhead, Colton (July 4, 2016). "Congressional candidate Jacky Rosen a newcomer, unknown to most Southern Nevadans". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved November 9, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c "Former Vice President Joe Biden endorses U.S. Senate hopeful Jacky Rosen". Reno Gazette Journal. Retrieved May 23, 2018. 
  4. ^ "Jewish congresswoman Jacky Rosen announces run for Nevada Senate seat". Jewish Telegraphic Agency. July 6, 2017. Retrieved June 12, 2018. 
  5. ^ "Democrat Jacky Rosen launches bid for Rep. Heck's House seat". Reno Gazette-Journal. January 26, 2016. Retrieved November 9, 2016. 
  6. ^ Botkin, Ben (June 14, 2016). "GOP taps Tarkanian over Roberson in 3rd Congressional District primary". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved November 9, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Democrat Jacky Rosen Wins in Nevada's 3rd District". Roll Call. November 9, 2016. Retrieved November 9, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Sources: Heller gets Democratic opponent for 2018 race". Politico. June 19, 2017. Retrieved June 19, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Members". Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus. Retrieved May 17, 2018. 
  10. ^ "Jacky Rosen for Senate". Jacky Rosen for Senate. Retrieved December 3, 2017. 
  11. ^ "Congressional candidate Jacky Rosen talks issues from health care to national security". Las Vegas Sun. April 20, 2016. Retrieved November 9, 2016. 

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Joe Heck
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nevada's 3rd congressional district

Party political offices
Preceded by
Shelley Berkley
Democratic nominee for U.S. Senator from Nevada
(Class 1)

Most recent
Current U.S. order of precedence (ceremonial)
Preceded by
Francis Rooney
United States Representatives by seniority
Succeeded by
John Rutherford