Las Vegas, Nev. — Today, the Nevada State Education Association (NSEA) announced their endorsement of Senate Majority Leader Aaron Ford, a former public school teacher, in his campaign to become Nevada’s next attorney general.
“Nevada’s students have benefitted from the strong relationship NSEA has with Senator Aaron Ford. NSEA worked closely with Sen. Majority Leader Ford this past session to protect public education, “ said NSEA President Ruben Murillo, Jr. “We look forward to having an Attorney General who will be a public advocate for everyday Nevadans on healthcare, immigrant rights, and public education.”
“I’m honored to earn the support of NSEA and their 40,000 educators across the state,” said Aaron Ford. “As a former public school teacher, I understand the challenges that our teachers and students face in the classroom, and I plan on taking that experience with me to the Nevada attorney general’s office. I wholeheartedly commit to ensuring our teachers are supported and our children can succeed, no matter what zip code they live in.”
Before practicing law, Aaron Ford served as a public school math teacher, shaping hundreds of lives. As senate majority leader, Aaron helped secure $2.5 million in incentives for hiring new and experienced teachers for Title I and underperforming schools. He also helped extend and expand Nevada’s Zoom School program, passed a new weighted funding formula for K-12 education, and supported restructuring teacher evaluations in our public schools, adding an emphasis on progress of student learning goals.
The Nevada State Education Association represents 40,000 educators across the state working to ensure a high-quality education for every Nevada student.
Aaron Ford announced his bid for Nevada Attorney General in an open letter to his fellow Nevadans in September. In addition to his endorsement from the Nevada State Education Association, Aaron has received endorsements from the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters, The Southern Nevada Building and Construction Trades Council, The Collective PAC, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, House Representatives Dina Titus, and Jacky Rosen, law enforcement leaders including former Washoe County Sheriff Mike Haley, former Clark County Sheriff Bill Young, former Henderson Chief of Police Richard Perkins, and former Southern Nevada Conference of Police and Sheriffs President Dave Kallas.