|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Nevada's 3rd district
Assumed office |
January 3, 2017
|Preceded by||Joe Heck|
August 2, 1957|
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
University of Minnesota (BA)|
Clark County Community College (AAS)
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
Rosen was born in Chicago. She attended the University of Minnesota and graduated with a bachelor's degree in psychology in 1979. 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. 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.
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. 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.
Rosen declared her candidacy for the United States House of Representatives seat in Nevada's 3rd congressional district in the 2016 elections. Rosen won 60% of the vote in the Democratic Party primary election, and narrowly defeated Republican nominee Danny Tarkanian in the general election. Rosen was sworn into office on January 3, 2017.
- Committee on Armed Services
- Subcommittee on Military Personnel (Ranking Member)
- Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
Her husband, Larry, is a radiologist. Their daughter, Miranda, is a college student. She has also served as the president of the Congregation Ner Tamid synagogue, a Reform Jewish synagogue. Rosen resides in Henderson, Nevada.
- List of Jewish members of the United States Congress
- Women in the United States House of Representatives
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- Jacky Rosen for U.S. Senate official campaign site
- Jacky Rosen at Curlie (based on DMOZ)
- Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Profile at Vote Smart
- Financial information (federal office) at the Federal Election Commission
- Legislation sponsored at the Library of Congress
- Appearances on C-SPAN
|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nevada's 3rd congressional district
|Party political offices|
| Democratic nominee for U.S. Senator from Nevada
|Current U.S. order of precedence (ceremonial)|
| United States Representatives by seniority
|115th||Senate: D. Heller | C. C. Masto||House: M. Amodei | D. Titus | J. Rosen | R. Kihuen|
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