Henderson, Nev. – Jacky Rosen today announced she will run to represent Nevada’s open 3rd Congressional District.
“I’ve been proud to call Southern Nevada home for more than 35 years and it’s been an incredible place to work, raise a family, care for my parents and volunteer in the community. But there are serious challenges holding us back. Our economy is growing, but there are still too few good paying jobs and incomes are failing to keep up with the cost of living. Our graduation rates are unacceptable. And it is becoming increasing harder for seniors to retire and live comfortably here. And Congress still is not listening.
“I’m running for Congress because these challenges also present opportunities. By investing in solar and renewable energy we can create good paying jobs while bringing down utility rates. Lower utility rates would especially help seniors living on a fixed income. And improving our graduation rates means a stronger workforce, attracting more employers.”
Jacky was the first member of her family to graduate from college, attending the University of Minnesota where she worked two jobs and took out student loans to make ends meet. Over summers, Jacky waitressed in Las Vegas and was a proud member of Culinary Workers Union Local 226.
After graduation, Jacky worked as a computer programmer, software developer, and designer for some of the biggest companies in Nevada including Summa Corporation, Citibank, and Southwest Gas Company. As current President of Congregation Ner Tamid in Henderson, Jacky dedicates her time to building community and helping those in need.
Jacky lives in Henderson with her husband Larry, a radiologist at the Las Vegas Veterans Hospital, and her daughter Miranda, a Nevada public school graduate now studying at Princeton University.
Democrats hold a registration advantage in Nevada’s competitive open 3rd Congressional District. The district, which President Obama won in 2008 and 2012, covers Southern Nevada, including portions of Las Vegas and Henderson.