Mo Denis

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Mo Denis
Moises Denis LV.jpg
Member of the Nevada Senate
from the 2nd district
Assumed office
November 3, 2010
Preceded by Maggie Carlton
Member of the Nevada Assembly
from the 28th district
In office
2004 – November 3, 2010
Preceded by Vonne S. Chowning
Succeeded by Lucy Flores
Personal details
Born (1961-08-09) August 9, 1961 (age 56)
Brooklyn, New York
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Susan Cook
Children 5
Residence Las Vegas, Nevada
Alma mater Brigham Young University
Occupation Realtor

Moises Denis (born August 9, 1961) is an American politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he has served in the Nevada Senate since 2010. He was previously a member of the Nevada Assembly, serving from 2004 to 2010.


Denis was born in New York City to parents who had immigrated from Cuba.

Denis is Mormon. He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Uruguay. He studied at Brigham Young University. He has also served as a bishop in the LDS Church as well as in other positions. He is a cousin of United States Senator from Florida Marco Rubio.[1][2]

Political career[edit]

Prior to winning election to the Nevada Senate, Denis was a member of the Nevada Assembly, representing Clark County District 28 from 2004 to 2010.

In August 2011, majority leader Steven Horsford appointed Denis to lead the caucus election efforts during the 2012 election cycle.[3]

In December 2011, Denis resigned from his job with the Nevada Public Utilities Commission following an alleged conflict between his executive and legislative roles.[4]

After the 2012 elections, Denis was chosen by his colleagues to lead the Democratic Caucus as Majority Leader.[5]


  1. ^ Haberman, Maggie. "Rubio went to a Mormon church as a kid". Politico. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  2. ^ Zurcher, Anthony (February 23, 2016). "Marco Rubio returns to his roots in Nevada". BBC News. Retrieved March 1, 2016. Michelle's older brother, Moises Denis, didn't attend the Sunday night rally and, as a Democratic politician representing Las Vegas in the Nevada Senate, is on the opposite side of the political divide from his relative. 
  3. ^ "Steve Sebelius: Horsford Making a Congressional Move?"
  4. ^ Las Vegas Sun
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