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Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak appoints Lisa Cano Burkhead as new lieutenant governor

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Posted at 7:09 PM, Dec 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-16 15:32:29-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Gov. Steve Sisolak has announced Lisa Cano Burkhead as Nevada’s new lieutenant governor.

"Lisa’s experience as an educator and as a principal makes her the right person to lead that conversation and lead that work as we recover as a State and as we ensure that all Nevadans – especially our students – have the opportunities they deserve," said Gov. Steve Sisolak in a statement shared on Twitter during the announcement.

Burkhead's appointment comes after Lt. Gov. Kate Marshall left office in September to work in the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs.

Watch the announcement below:

She is expected to hold the post at least until the November election in 2022.

At least three people have announced their candidacy for the statewide office, including Henderson Mayor Debra March, Las Vegas Councilman Stavros Anthony and Kimi Cole, chair of the Nevada Democratic Rural Caucus.