LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on Nevada's new Sen.-elect Jacky Rosen:
Nevada's new Sen.-elect Jacky Rosen will be serving on five U.S. Senate committees when she starts her new job in January.
The Democrat who represents a Las Vegas-area U.S. House seat defeated incumbent Republican Dean Heller in November.
Rosen announced Thursday that she'll serve on committees focusing on health, education and labor, homeland security and a special committee focused on aging.
Rosen, a former computer programmer and software consultant, will also serve on a commerce, science and transportation committee and a small business committee.
Former Assemblyman Nelson Araujo will be working for Nevada's new Sen.-elect Jacky Rosen.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Wednesday that Araujo will serve as the Democrat's state director.
Araujo was first elected to the state Legislature in 2014. He lost a race this year for secretary of state to incumbent Republican Barbara Cegavske.
Araujo said in a statement that he looks forward to helping Rosen with her legislative priorities.
The hire was first reported by the Nevada Independent.