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Brian Sandoval

Brian Sandoval
Brian Sandoval 2010.jpg
Former Chair of the National Governors Association
From: July 16, 2017 – July 21, 2018
Predecessor Terry McAuliffe
Successor Steve Bullock
Former Governor of Nevada
From: January 3, 2011 – January 7, 2019
Predecessor Jim Gibbons
Successor Steve Sisolak
Former Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Nevada
From: October 26, 2005 – September 15, 2009
Predecessor Howard D. McKibben
Successor Gloria Navarro
Former Attorney General of Nevada
From: January 6, 2003 – October 26, 2005
Predecessor Frankie Sue Del Papa
Successor George Chanos
Former Member of the Nevada Assembly from the 25th District
From: January 3, 1994 – April 23, 1998
Predecessor Jim Gibbons
Successor Dawn Gibbons
Party Republican
Spouse(s) Kathleen Teipner (div.)
Lauralyn McCarthy
Religion Roman Catholic

Brian Edward Sandoval (born August 5, 1963, age 60) was the 29th Governor of Nevada. A Republican, he has held office from January 3, 2011 to January 7, 2019, replacing the Republican then-incumbent Jim Gibbons. He was elected during tough economic times on a platform that he would not raise taxes.[1]

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. He was the first Hispanic in Nevada to win a statewide election when he was elected attorney general. He also served as a federal judge for the District of Nevada and chairman of the Nevada Gaming Commission, the youngest person ever to do so.[2]

Sandoval's family is of Mexican ancestry.