Elected Nevada’s 29th governor in 2010, reelected in 2014
Early Years: Born 1963, in Redding, Calif.
Education: Bishop Manogue High School, Reno; University of Nevada, Reno; Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.
Career: private law practice; state legislator; youngest chairman of the Gaming Commission of Nevada; United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Nevada.
Learn more on the Governor’s official website
Nickname: Silver State
Capital: Carson State
Population: 2.9 million
Size: The state covers 110,577 square miles
Economic drivers: Tourism, entertainment, mining, cattle ranching
Did you know? Nevada is one of only two states to significantly expand its borders after admission to the Union.