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Nevada Democrats secure supermajority in Assembly

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Posted at 5:59 PM, Nov 15, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-16 10:29:53-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Nevada Democrats have emerged from the midterm elections with a supermajority of 28 seats in the state Assembly.

The supermajority will allow Democrats the two-thirds majority required to override a veto from the Governor's office. However, the override will require a two-thirds majority vote from both the Assembly and the Senate, where Democrats have missed a supermajority by one seat.

In a news release, Democrats noted that the supermajority is predominantly female and reflects the state's "rich diversity." The newly-elected Assembly members will be sent to Carson City for the 82nd legislative session, which begins on February 6, 2023.

“I want to thank all of our supporters for helping us win in a tough election cycle,” said Speaker Pro Tem Steve Yeager. “We are so proud to bring a supermajority to Carson City that will work to protect women’s reproductive freedoms, improve our education system, lower the cost of prescription drugs, and bring good-paying jobs to Nevada. Assembly Democrats will continue to fight for Nevada’s working families and build on the progress we have made in the Battle Born State.”

According to a press release, the new legislators are:

  • Duy Nguyen - Assembly District 8 
  • Max Carter - Assembly District 12
  • Erica Mosca- Assembly District 14
  • Selena La Rue Hatch - Assembly District 25
  • Angie Taylor - Assembly District 27
  • Reuben D’Silva - Assembly District 28