Jacky Rosen has lived in Nevada for nearly 40 years. As the first member of her family to graduate from college, Jacky worked two jobs and took out student loans to make ends meet. Over summers, she waitressed in Las Vegas and was a proud member of Culinary Workers Union Local 226.
She broke barriers as a successful computer programmer in the male-dominated tech industry, working for major companies in Nevada including Summa Corporation, Citibank and Southwest Gas. As the former President of Congregation Ner Tamid, the state’s largest synagogue, Jacky led a team to construct one of the largest solar arrays in Henderson through a public-private partnership, cutting the synagogue’s energy bills by 70% and allowing more money to go into serving the community, like senior tax services and programs that provide meals and housing for the homeless.
In 2016, Jacky decided to run for Congress in Nevada’s highly competitive 3rd District, a seat that Trump carried and Democrats hadn’t won since 2008. Jacky lives in Henderson with her husband Larry, a radiologist at the Southern Nevada VA Hospital. Her daughter Miranda is a college student and a product of Nevada’s public schools.