Senator Ford has represented the greater Las Vegas area (District 11) in the Nevada Senate since 2012.
Prior to being elected Democratic Leader, he was the Assistant Majority Whip and previously served as chair of the Senate Committee on Natural Resources, vice chair of the Senate Committee on Education and member of the Judiciary Committee. He was recognized as best Senate Freshman by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Rookie of the Year by the Reno Gazette Journal and Senator of the Year by both Help Animals Nevada and the Nevada Conservation League for his work during the 2013 Nevada Legislative session.
Senator Ford earned his B.A. from Texas A&M University in Interdisciplinary Studies and then earned his M.A. in International Education from George Washington University. He then went on to earn a M.A. in Educational Administration, as well as his law degree and Ph.D. in Educational Administration from The Ohio State University.
Before practicing law, Aaron served as a public school math teacher, shaping hundreds of lives. After teaching, Aaron began his career in law. He has clerked for the Honorable Johnnie B. Rawlinson of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the Honorable Denise Page Hood of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. He is now a Partner at Snell & Wilmer, LLP in Las Vegas.
Throughout Aaron’s career, he has always made time to give back to his community. Among his many community accolades, he has served on the Clark County Justice of the Peace Selection Committee and won the Mountain States’ “Super Lawyer” and “Rising Star in Law” awards. Aaron is also a Board Member of the I Have a Dream Foundation, Olive Crest of Nevada, and Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada. In addition, Aaron has coached soccer, basketball, and t-ball.
Aaron married his college sweetheart, Berna Rhodes-Ford, who is also an attorney. Together, they raise four children, Avery, Devin, Aaron II, and Alexander.