Susie Lee has been a leading Nevada philanthropist. Before she was a philanthropist, she had been a water and environmental consultant in Massachusetts and a policy advisor to the Las Vegas mayor. She became President of Nevada Women's Philanthropy, the Founding Executive Director of a homeless shelter for needy families, and now focuses on preventing school dropouts. She is not new to politics. Stepping in for Jacky Rosen who is running for the US Senate, Lee has Rosen's support, Harry Reid's support, and the support of the very powerful Culinary Workers Union.
Ruben Kihuen https://rubenforcongress.com/ is something of a golden boy in Nevada. He was elected (rounded numbers) to Congress at 35 to the state Senate at 30, to the state Assembly at 25. Bright, charming, handsome, a great athlete. Were it not for a foot injury, like one of his high school classmates, he might be finishing a career as a professional soccer player right now. Instead, he is finishing his political career, withdrawing from the Congressional race in response to accusations of sexual harassment.
Jacky Rosen won the election for her open seat Congressional seat in 2016 -- by a scant 3943 votes out of just under 311,000 cast, the second smallest margin for a Democratic winning House candidate. In winning this election, Rosen became Ms. Smith goes to Washington; that is when Smith is a Jewish name. Wife of a radiologist, mother of an adolescent, Jacky Rosen had no thought about a political career until Harry Reid encouraged her to run for the open and swingy congressional seat held by Republican Joe Heck since 2011. Rosen was so successful, Reid encouraged her to withdraw from the Congressional race and run for the US Senate, which she did successfully.