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Jacky Rosen
Jacky Rosen official photo.jpg
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 Jacklyn Sheryl Spektor
(1957-08-02) August 2, 1957 (age 61)
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 (née Spektor, August 2, 1957) [1] [2] is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for Nevada's 3rd congressional district since 2017. She is the Democratic nominee for the United States Senate in the 2018 election.

Early life and career

Rosen was born on August 2, 1957 in Chicago, the daughter of Carol, a homemaker, [3] and Leonard Spektor, a car dealership owner who had served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. [2] She attended the University of Minnesota and graduated with a bachelor's degree in psychology in 1979. [4] 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. [5] While working for Summa, she attended Clark County Community College (now the College of Southern Nevada) and received an associate's degree in computing and information technology in 1985. [4]

A former computer programmer with no prior political experience, she was asked in 2016 by then- Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid to run for the U.S. House seat vacated by Republican Joe Heck. [6] 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. [7]

Political career

U.S. House of Representatives

2016 election

Rosen declared her candidacy for the United States House of Representatives seat in Nevada's 3rd congressional district in the 2016 elections. [8] Rosen won 60% of the vote in the Democratic Party primary election, [9] and narrowly [6] defeated Republican nominee Danny Tarkanian in the general election. [10] Rosen was sworn into office on January 3, 2017.

Committee assignments

Caucus memberships

2018 Senate campaign

Rosen is running for the U.S. Senate in the 2018 election. In June 2018, Rosen won the Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate race in Nevada. [14] The seat is currently occupied by Dean Heller. [15] Her candidacy has been endorsed by former President Barack Obama [16] and former Vice President Joe Biden. [6] During the campaign, Rosen emphasized her support for the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and criticized Heller's vote to repeal it in 2017. [17] [18] At the time, Rosen voted against Republicans' attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. [18]

Personal life

Rosen resides in Henderson, Nevada with her husband Larry, a radiologist. [5] The couple have one daughter, Miranda, who is currently a college student. [19] Before entering politics, Rosen served as the president of the Congregation Ner Tamid synagogue, a Reform Jewish synagogue located in Henderson. [5] [20]

See also


  1. ^ "Rosen, Jacklyn Sheryl, (1957 - )". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved August 29, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Leonard Spektor Obituary". Las Vegas Review-Journal. July 2, 2011. Retrieved August 29, 2018.
  3. ^ "Carol Spektor Obituary". Las Vegas Review-Journal. August 2, 2011. Retrieved August 29, 2018.
  4. ^ a b Lochhead, Colton (July 18, 2018). "Heller ad claim against Rosen prompts new disclosure of degree". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved July 18, 2018.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ a b c "Former Vice President Joe Biden endorses U.S. Senate hopeful Jacky Rosen". Reno Gazette-Journal. Retrieved May 23, 2018.
  7. ^ "Jewish congresswoman Jacky Rosen announces run for Nevada Senate seat". Jewish Telegraphic Agency. July 6, 2017. Retrieved June 12, 2018.
  8. ^ "Democrat Jacky Rosen launches bid for Rep. Heck's House seat". Reno Gazette-Journal. January 26, 2016. Retrieved November 9, 2016.
  9. ^ Botkin, Ben (June 14, 2016). "GOP taps Tarkanian over Roberson in 3rd Congressional District primary". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved November 9, 2016.
  10. ^ "Democrat Jacky Rosen Wins in Nevada's 3rd District". Roll Call. November 9, 2016. Retrieved November 9, 2016.
  11. ^ "Committees and Caucuses". Congresswoman Jacky Rosen. Retrieved August 13, 2018.
  12. ^ "Members". Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus. Retrieved May 17, 2018.
  13. ^ "115th Congress". Women's Congressional Policy Institute. Retrieved August 13, 2018.
  14. ^ Associated Press (June 12, 2018). "Dean Heller, Jacky Rosen Win Primaries in Nevada Senate Race". US News. Retrieved August 28, 2018.
  15. ^ "Sources: Heller gets Democratic opponent for 2018 race". Politico. June 19, 2017. Retrieved June 19, 2017.
  16. ^ "Barack and Michelle Obama just endorsed nearly 100 midterm candidates". NBC News. Retrieved August 2, 2018.
  17. ^ Hagen, Lisa (July 13, 2018). "Jacky Rosen hits Dean Heller over health care in first negative ad". TheHill. Retrieved August 2, 2018.
  18. ^ a b Schoen, Jacob Pramuk, John W. (2018-09-20). "Trump jumps into the Nevada Senate race — ground zero in the midterm debate over Obamacare". CNBC. Retrieved 2018-09-21.
  19. ^ "Jacky Rosen for Senate". Jacky Rosen for Senate. Retrieved December 3, 2017.
  20. ^ "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