President of Henderson synagogue running for Congress

Tue, Jan 26, 2016 (10:02 a.m.)

Jacky Rosen

Jacky Rosen

Democrat Jacky Rosen, president of Congregation Ner Tamid in Henderson, announced today she is running to represent Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District, a seat held by Republican Rep. Joe Heck, who is not seeking re-election.

If elected, Rosen said, she would encourage investment in solar and renewable energy and focus on lowering utility rates and improving graduation rates to create a stronger workforce.

The 3rd Congressional District includes Henderson and Summerlin, where Democrats hold a slight registration advantage.

“I’ve been proud to call Southern Nevada home for more than 35 years and it’s been an incredible place to work, raise a family, care for my parents and volunteer in the community. But there are serious challenges holding us back,” Rosen said in a statement. “Our economy is growing, but there are still too few good-paying jobs and incomes are failing to keep up with the cost of living.”

Other Democrats running for the seat include attorney Jesse Sbaih and businessman Barry Michaels.

Republicans vying for the seat include State Senate Majority Leader Michael Roberson, former Nevada Policy Research Institute President Andy Matthews, and former congressional candidates Danny Tarkanian and Annette Teijeiro.

Heck, meanwhile, is running against former Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto for the Senate seat Harry Reid is giving up.

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