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Dean Heller

Dean Heller
Dean Heller, official portrait, 114th Congress.jpg
United States Senator
from Nevada
Assumed office
May 9, 2011
Serving with Catherine Cortez Masto
Appointed by Brian Sandoval
Preceded by John Ensign
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nevada's 2nd district
In office
January 3, 2007 – May 9, 2011
Preceded by Jim Gibbons
Succeeded by Mark Amodei
15th Secretary of State of Nevada
In office
January 3, 1995 – January 3, 2007
Governor Bob Miller
Kenny Guinn
Jim Gibbons
Preceded by Cheryl Lau
Succeeded by Ross Miller
Personal details
Born Dean Arthur Heller
(1960-05-10) May 10, 1960 (age 56)
Castro Valley, California, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Lynne Heller
Children 4
Education University of Southern California (BBA)
Website Senate website
Campaign website

Dean Arthur Heller (born May 10, 1960) is the senior United States Senator from Nevada and a member of the Republican Party. Heller was elected by the voters of the State of Nevada to the Senate seat in 2012 election and had previously and continuously held the seat after being appointed in 2011 by Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval after the resignation of John Ensign following his resignation as a member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Nevada's 2nd congressional district from 2007 to 2011. Prior to that he served as Secretary of State of Nevada (1995–2007) and a member of the Nevada Assembly (1991–1995). He became the dean of Nevada's Congressional Delegation when his Senate colleague Harry Reid retired in 2017.

Heller was born in Castro Valley, California, to Janet (née MacNelly) and Charles Alfred "Jack" Heller, a stock car driver. He is a longtime resident of Carson City, having moved there with his family at the age of 9 months. He graduated from Carson High School in 1978, and was accepted into the University of Southern California, he earned his bachelor of business administration, specializing in finance and securities analysis, from the USC Marshall School of Business in 1985. While a student at USC, Heller joined the Sigma Nu social fraternity.


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