Catherine Cortez Masto
Candidate, U.S. Senate Nevada
Catherine Cortez Masto was born and raised in Las Vegas and has dedicated her life to fighting for and protecting Nevadans.
After serving two terms as Nevada’s Attorney General and chief law enforcement officer, Catherine made history as the first woman from Nevada and the first Latina ever elected to the Senate.
Catherine comes from a big family with a whole lot of love, food, and faith. Her dad’s family was from Mexico and her mom’s was from Italy, and the family has continued to grow since her grandparents brought their young families to Las Vegas.
Catherine’s grandfather served our country in wwii, and her dad followed in his footsteps and joined the army.
After his service, he returned to Las Vegas where he met Catherine’s mother and started work as a parking attendant at the Dunes Hotel. He worked his way up to serve as a Clark County Commissioner and became the head of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. Catherine’s mother was a strong figure in her life and was crucial to her father’s work building the city we know and love today.
“My family taught me to work hard, be honest, and respect everyone. That’s what I’ve done throughout my life and as your Senator.”