Jacky Rosen

  • U.S. Senate
  • Nevada

Sen. Jacky Rosen ran for the U.S. Senate to fight for the working families of Nevada, the state she has called home for over 40 years. She is the granddaughter of immigrants and the daughter of a World War II veteran, and grew up in a working class family. She was the first in her family to graduate from college, and worked two jobs and took out student loans to help her achieve that goal. Her job as a computer programmer didn’t pay enough to cover her bills, and she witnessed pay discrimination when her superiors provided larger raises to male colleagues. She worked as a banquet waitress on weekends to make ends meet, and was a proud member of the local Culinary Workers Union. As her career progressed, she enjoyed success as a computer programmer and software developer before leaving her career to become a caregiver for her parents and in-laws as they went through their aging process and​ as she raised her own family. In 2016, Rosen ran for Congress and won, flipping a highly competitive Republican-held district. EMILYs List was with her every step of the way. In 2018, she ran for Senate and was the only Democratic challenger in the country to unseat a Republican incumbent that year, becoming the second woman senator in Nevada history. She is also the first computer programmer and the first former synagogue president ever elected to the Senate.