Historical records matching Catherine Cortez Masto, U.S. Senator
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About Catherine Cortez Masto, U.S. Senator
Catherine Marie Cortez Masto (born March 29, 1964) is an American attorney and politician who is the United States Senator-elect from Nevada. She is a member of the Democratic Party.
Cortez Masto graduated from University of Nevada, Reno and Gonzaga University School of Law. She worked four years as a civil attorney in Las Vegas and two years as a criminal prosecutor for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Washington, D.C. She was the Attorney General of Nevada from 2007 to 2015, elected to replace George Chanos. She was not eligible to run for a third term in 2014 due to lifetime term limits established by the Nevada Constitution.
Cortez Masto defeated Joe Heck in the U.S. Senate election in Nevada to replace outgoing Democratic senator Harry Reid, becoming the first woman elected to represent Nevada and first Latina elected to serve in the United States Senate. She is expected to take office on January 3, 2017.