Background: U.S. Rep. Steven Horsford is Nevada’s first African American Congressman. He was chief executive officer of the Culinary Training Institute, a joint management-labor initiative to provide trained workers for Las Vegas’s casinos and hotels, and served as state Senate majority leader. His district includes the northern part of Clark County, where most of its population resides, and all or part of several rural counties around Las Vegas.
Notable: as a member of the Natural Resources Committee from a state that could soon become a significant oil and gas producer, Congressman Horsford is in a position to advocate for greater access while ensuring sufficient environmental stewardship.
Committee Assignments: Natural Resources and Homeland Security
Chief of Staff: Rodney Emery
Executive Administrator: DeBorah Lynn Posey