|Governor of Nevada|
From: January 3, 2011
|Successor||Incumbent (no successor)|
Brian Edward Sandoval (born August 5, 1963), was appointed as a Federal Court Judge by President George W. Bush, for the District of Nevada in October 2005, becoming the state's first Hispanic federal judge. Sandoval received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Nevada in 1986 and his law degree from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 1989. Prior to serving as a federal judge, Sandoval was Nevada's Attorney General. He is a registered Republican. 
Prior to his election as Attorney General, Sandoval served as a member and chairman of the Nevada Gaming Commission, which oversees Nevada's gaming industry. At age 35, Sandoval was the youngest person ever to serve as the state's chief gaming regulator.
He was elected Governor of Nevada in the 2010 election, and will be replacing the Republican incumbent Jim Gibbons.