Steven Horsford

Ben Cardin

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE STEVEN HORSFORD

D-NEVADA DISTRICT 4

RACE SUMMARY:  Horsford won the seat being vacated by retiring U.S. Rep. Ruben Kihuen. Horsford held this seat in 2012, but was defeated in his bid for reelection by Cresent Hardy (R), who was defeated in turn by Ruben Kihuen (D) in 2016. 

VOTING RECORD: Project Vote Smart, Govtrack US

 

BIOGRAPHY POLITICAL CAREER

PARTY: Democrat

BORN: 4/29/1973

EDUCATION: University of Nevada, Reno (BS)

OCCUPATION: Professional Advocate, Executive 

FAMILY: Married; three children

 

CAREER:

  • U.S. House of Representatives (2013-2014)
  • Majority Floor Leader, Nevada Senate (2009-2012)
  • Senator, Nevada State Senate (2004-2012)
  • Super Delegate, Democratic National Convention (2004)
  • Member, Nevada Democratic Party National Committee (2003)

COMMITTEES:

FIRST ELECTED TO FEDERAL OFFICE: 2012, 2018

 

ISRAEL


  • Supports Israel’s right to self-defense to protect its citizens against acts of terrorism
  • Supports a two-state solution
  • Supports U.S. aid to Israel 

CHOICE


  • Supports Roe v. Wade
  • Strongly supports full reproductive freedom for women
  • Opposes legislation that limits women's access to family planning
  • Believes that all women should have access to birh control
  • Co-sponsored the Protect Women's Health from Corporate Interference Act of 2014
 

In His Own Words


“A woman's fundamental right to make her own health choices in consultation with her doctor should not be subject to her boss's religious views.” 1

"It doesn't matter who you are, who you love, or where you came from: we should give victims of domestic violence the tools they need to live free from harm." 2

SOURCES: 1 www.horsford.house.gov, 2 www.horsford.house.gov

 

Interesting Facts


Horsford lost his father to gun violence when he was 19. 

For more than 10 years, he led the Culinary Academy and Nevada Partners, the largest job training program in Nevada