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Steve Sisolak was born into a midwest working-class family. His parents Ed and Mary worked hard to provide for their three children and Steve inherited their blue-collar ethic, working full-time to put himself through college at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Steve then enrolled in UNLV’s Graduate Studies Program, where he received a master’s degree in 1978.

Steve put down roots in Las Vegas, built his own communications business while raising his two daughters on his own as a single father. Both his daughters attended Nevada’s public schools and UNLV, where Ashley earned her law degree and Carley earned her master’s degree. In 2018, Steve married his wife Kathy Sisolak.

As Governor, Steve prioritized students, parents, and educators in his fight to improve Nevada’s public education system by providing teachers with a raise, getting students back in the classroom as soon as it was safe, and rebuilding aging schools and building more than a dozen new schools. 

When Republicans were attacking the Affordable Care Act, he made protections for preexisting conditions permanent, ended surprise billing, and joined the Northwest Prescription Drug Consortium to negotiate lower drug prices. Nevada became only the second state in the nation to pass a public health insurance option that will lower premiums and provide better access to care.

When Nevada became the hardest-hit state due to COVID-19, Steve rolled up his sleeves and got to work for families, small businesses, workers and students. Steve prioritized lives and livelihoods at every step. He secured more than $100 million in grants that helped nearly 10,000 small businesses, brought nearly 100 new businesses offering high-paying jobs to the state, and signed legislation protecting hospitality workers’ jobs.

He understands the challenges Nevadans are facing, which is why he worked to lower costs by investing federal relief funds in expanding childcare, affordable housing, workforce development, and finding solutions to expand access to health care and lower the cost of prescription drugs. He kept his campaign promise from 2018 never to raise taxes on everyday Nevadans and he’s going to maintain that promise in a second term.

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Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak is damn proud of the progress we’ve made, but he needs your help to keep this movement going strong.