|Former U.S. Senator from Nevada|
From: May 9, 2011 – January 3, 2019
|Former U.S. Representative from Nevada's 2nd District|
From: January 3, 2007 – May 9, 2011
|15th Nevada Secretary of State|
From: January 3, 1995 – January 3, 2007
|Religion||The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints|
Dean Arthur Heller was the junior United States Senator from Nevada from 2013 to 2019 and a member of the Republican Party. He was appointed to the seat by the governor after the resignation of John Ensign. He previously served as the congressman for Nevada's 2nd district.
Heller was appointed by then-governor Brian Sandoval to the Senate seat vacated upon the announced resignation of John Ensign. He later narrowly won the 2012 Senate election in Nevada to a full Senate term.
2018 U.S. Senate election in Nevada
Opposed to Donald Trump since 2016, Sen. Heller entered a tough re-election fight by 2018, especially after stating at a town hall that he “no problems with federal funding for Planned Parenthood”. However, after potentially facing a primary challenger who was much more conservative, Heller began to become more supportive of Trump.
Heller ultimately lost to liberal Democrat challenger Jacky Rosen in the general election by five percentage points. His defeat was largely owed to abandonment by conservatives who supported Donald Trump but opposed the RINO senator.
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