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Catherine Cortez Masto
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United States Senator
from Nevada
Taking office
January 3, 2017
Succeeding Harry Reid
32nd Attorney General of Nevada
In office
January 1, 2007 – January 5, 2015
Governor Jim Gibbons
Brian Sandoval
Preceded by George Chanos
Succeeded by Adam Laxalt
Personal details
Catherine Marie Cortez

March 29, 1964 (1964-03-29) (age 57)
Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Paul Masto (m. ?)
Residence Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Alma mater University of Nevada, Reno (BS)
Gonzaga University (JD)

Catherine Marie Cortez Masto (born March 29, 1964) is an American attorney and politician. She is the United States Senator-elect from Nevada replacing Harry Reid who is retiring. She was the Attorney General of Nevada from 2007 to 2015, elected to replace George Chanos. She is a member of the Democratic Party.

When her term begins in 2017, Masto will be the first Latina United States senator in American history.

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