RELEASE: The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee Announces Spotlight Candidates to Bolster Democratic Majorities in Nevada

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WASHINGTON — Today, the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC) announced 2024 Spotlight candidates in Nevada running to defend and bolster the Democratic majorities. These strong Democratic candidates provide opportunities to defend competitive seats and combat Republicans’ attempts to build power in both chambers. 

The Spotlight candidates unveiled today in Nevada are:

State Senate:

State Assembly:

The DLCC defended both chambers of the Nevada legislature in 2022 to maintain the state’s Democratic majorities, empowering Democrats to pass critical legislation around protecting abortion access and voting access. In the face of obstruction from a Republican governor, growing Democrats’ majorities will be critical to passing protections for contraceptive access, fortifying public trust in our elections, and providing financial relief for everyday Nevadans. Victory for these candidates would ensure Nevada remains a beacon of Democratic progress and fundamental freedoms are protected. 

This announcement continues the momentum of DLCC’s “Summer of the States” campaign, which launched earlier this month to call attention to the critical window to build the infrastructure for Democrats to push past Republican efforts and boost our chances for victory in November. These strong Nevada candidates join hundreds of candidates who are mounting inspiring campaigns in every corner of the country to build Democratic power and block Republican extremism in state legislatures. 

DLCC Board Member and Speaker of the Assembly Steve Yeager issued the following statement:

“Nevadans deserve hardworking Democrats who will fight to protect their fundamental freedoms in this critical election year. As Republicans zero in on building MAGA power, we must elect Democrats to the Nevada Legislature to safeguard democracy in Nevada. These Spotlight candidates not only represent the strongest opportunities to prevent MAGA gains, but they are the candidates who will have Nevada’s best interest in mind when it comes to lowering housing and prescription drug costs, improving public schools, protecting reproductive freedoms, and making sure MAGA Republicans beholden to the gun lobby are not in charge of public safety in our communities.”

Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee President Heather Williams issued the following statement:

“The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee is proud to announce our Spotlight candidates in Nevada, whose races will bolster hard-fought Democratic power in the state. The DLCC has long engaged in Nevada, and our victories in 2o22 ensured that fundamental freedoms are protected against GOP extremism. This year we must build upon that progress by supporting this slate of strong candidates to strengthen our Democratic majorities. 

“The DLCC’s Spotlight program uplifts some of the best opportunities to build and cement Democratic power, and we’re thrilled to continue our momentum from our ‘Summer of the States’ campaign with the announcement of these Nevada candidates. These candidates will ensure Nevada remains a strong example of Democratic progress.”

The DLCC is the official arm of the Democratic Party with the sole mission of building Democratic power in the states and setting the national agenda at the state level. Over the last decade, we have fought cycle-over-cycle to gain a dozen new legislative chamber majorities and we are leading the effort to bring national attention and investment to our ballot level. State legislatures are the building blocks of our democracy and have the closest connections to Americans’ day-to-day lives. From protecting fundamental freedoms and voting rights to growing the middle class, the DLCC and state legislators are moving the Democratic agenda forward and shaping the future of this country.