Mo Denis

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Mo Denis
Moises Denis LV.jpg
Member of the Nevada Senate
from the 2nd district
Assumed office
Preceded by Maggie Carlton
Member of the Nevada Assembly
from the 28th district
In office
2004 - 2010
Preceded by Vonne S. Chowning
Succeeded by Lucy Flores
Personal details
Born (1961-08-09) August 9, 1961 (age 53)
Brooklyn, New York
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Susan Cook
Children 5
Residence Las Vegas, Nevada
Alma mater Brigham Young University
Occupation computer network technician
Religion The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Moises "Mo" Denis (born August 9, 1961) is a Democratic member of the Nevada Senate, elected in 2010.


Denis was born in New York City to parents who were immigrants from Cuba.

Denis is a Latter-day Saint. 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 Marco Rubio.[1]

Political career[edit]

Prior to 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.[2]

In December 2011, Denis resigned from his job with the Nevada Public Utilities Commission following alleged conflict between his executive and legislative roles.[3]

After the 2012 elections, Senator Denis was chosen by his colleagues to lead the Democratic Caucus as Majority Leader.[4]


  1. ^ Haberman, Maggie. "Rubio went to a Mormon church as a kid". Politico. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Steve Sebelius: Horsford Making a Congressional Move?"
  3. ^ Las Vegas Sun
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