LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Clark County Commission has appointed Fabian Donate to fill the vacancy in State Senate District 10, which was formerly held by Yvanna Cancela.
“Senate Democrats are thrilled to welcome Fabian Donate to the Nevada State Senate. Fabian’s experience in public health will help guide us in making sound public policy to combat the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Majority Leader Cannizzaro. “Fabian has deep ties to his community. As the son of immigrants and Culinary Union members, he understands the challenges working families face and the need to expand access to quality, affordable, health care."
“I’m honored to be appointed to the Nevada Senate and represent the district I have called home almost all my life,” said Fabian Donate. “Growing up, I watched my father struggle with a language barrier through his Type 2 diabetes diagnosis. I know so many in our community continue to face similar challenges today. I want to fight to ensure that all Nevadans have access to reliable health care, especially now as this pandemic continues to have far-reaching and devastating impacts.”
An honor of a lifetime, serving in the legislature during a pivotal moment in our state’s history is an opportunity that I would have never imagined — excited to fight for public health and improving the lives of all Nevadans. #healthcomesfirst pic.twitter.com/yssb5U5q1N— Fabian Doñate (@fabiandonate) February 2, 2021
Donate has lived in District 10 since he was 2 years old.
He is the son of Mexican immigrants and members of the Culinary Union and UFCW.
The first in his family to graduate from college, he holds degrees from UNLV (Bachelors Public Health) and from the University of Maryland, College Park, (Masters of Health Administration).
He most recently served on President Biden’s Health Policy Committee.
Cancela announced in January that she is joining the Biden Administration. She will be working at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.