|Former Chair of the National Governors Association|
From: July 16, 2017 – July 21, 2018
|Former Governor of Nevada|
From: January 3, 2011 – January 7, 2019
|Former Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Nevada|
From: October 26, 2005 – September 15, 2009
|Predecessor||Howard D. McKibben|
|Former Attorney General of Nevada|
From: January 6, 2003 – October 26, 2005
|Predecessor||Frankie Sue Del Papa|
|Former Member of the Nevada Assembly from the 25th District|
From: January 3, 1994 – April 23, 1998
|Spouse(s)||Kathleen Teipner (div.)|
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.
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.
Sandoval's family is of Mexican ancestry.