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November 19, 2016 Press Releases

NV Dems Chair: Leading the Nevada State Democratic Party Has Been an Unbelievable Honor


by Nevada Democrats

Roberta Lange will conclude her third term as Chair in February as the longest-serving chair in recent NV Dems history


Las Vegas, NV – Today, Nevada State Democratic Party Roberta Lange released the following statement after announcing to the State Central Committee that she will not run for a fourth term next year:

“Leading the Nevada State Democratic Party for the past six years has been an unbelievable honor and an inspiring experience. I have met so many Democrats in every corner of our state who I’m proud to call friends. We have achieved so much together: our nearly 90,000 voter registration lead over Republicans, the diversity of our elected officials, and yet another successful First in the West presidential caucus. Throughout my time in this role, the state party has been a strong partner with our elected officials and our grassroots activists, taking on reckless Republicans in the 2015 legislative session and holding GOP leaders accountable up and down the ticket. We have built on the successes of former Chairs to ensure our state party is one of the best in the nation, with a top-notch staff and an awe-inspiring data and organizing infrastructure. I want to thank our Senator Harry Reid, who has been our fighter and champion for so many years, for his relentless support of everything we’ve accomplished.

“I am thrilled that Nevada was a bright spot and a beacon of hope for progressives around the country on November 8. More than anything, I am filled with pride that together we were able to elect Catherine Cortez Masto to the Senate, send Ruben Kihuen and Jacky Rosen to join Dina Titus in the House, and reclaim our Democratic majorities in the State Senate and Assembly. I look forward to continuing to serve the state party through February and ensuring we’re poised for success in the years to come.”

 

Background

Roberta Lange is the longest-serving Chair of the Nevada State Democratic Party in recent history, and she has worked tirelessly for the past six years to elect Democrats and grow our party across the state. She is the former Chair of the Clark County Democratic Party and has worked in Democratic politics and campaigns for more than 25 years. Lange is the first Nevadan to serve on the Democratic National Committee’s Executive Committee and the first Nevadan to serve on the Association of State Democratic Chairs Executive Committee.

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