The DSCC Chair that helped Democrats reclaim the Senate in 2020, Catherine Cortez Masto was first elected in 2016 and won her second term in 2022.
Cortez Masto holds the dual distinctions of being the first woman Senator from Nevada and the first Latina ever elected to the Senate. Prior to her election, she served as the Attorney General of Nevada where she led the push to break up sex trafficking rings throughout the state. She also created a senior protection unit to safeguard older Nevadans from identity theft, exploitation and abuse.
Senator Cortez Masto sits on four Senate Committees: Finance; Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs; Energy and Natural Resources and Indian Affairs. She serves as the chair of the Subcommittee of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee on Public Lands, Forests and Mining.
Cortez Masto is strongly aligned with J Street's values.
She signed the bicameral Merkley-Stansbury letter which pushed back against proposed evictions in the West Bank communities of Masafer Yatta. She stands against antisemitism and supports President Obama's Iran deal, which verifiably blocked Iran's path to nuclear weapons.